Post # 1
MIlk/feeding supplies, diaper, wipes, favorite blanket, toy, extra clothes. What else?
I’m thinking maybe I’ll bring the Pack n Play. Oh, she likes the Baby Gym a lot. And she’ll start eating solids, so maybe I’ll bring the high chair too. What about the white noise CD? You can tell I’m a first time mom, pressured to go back to work (in a month) and want the transition to go smoothly. SEriously, I’m only going to have a sitter for 5 hours once a week. I’m sure I’m going overboard, but how much? My baby will be the only infant. DH will care for her throughout my other work hours. What do I really NEED to bring? What special items in addition to the above do you/or suggest bringing to the sitter?
Post # 3
Bwahahaha! 🙂 So cute.
Is she at a home day care? What does the sitter provide, if anything? I know, in California, babies are not allowed to sleep anywhere but a bed (pack n’ plays are ok) so our day care has enough for all the infants to have their own. She also has bouncy seats, swings, high chairs,a white noise machine etc… Also, in CA, there are really strict nutritional laws for day cares, so ours provides all food to make sure the standards are being met. I would check first on what is provided.
Addie’s day care bag includes: bottles/nipples (formula is provided), diapers (wipes are provided), two extra outifts, several pairs of extra socks (because my child is a hippy and takes off her socks every chance she gets), a sun hat, sunscreen, tylenol (for teething), her blankie, her bed time lovey (all other toys are discouraged), full snow gear (since it snowed about a foot this weekend, bleh) including snow suit/gloves/hat/boots, and her swim suit (although she won’t need it for another couple months).
If your sitter does not have swing, pack n’ play, bouncy seat, etc… I would maybe bring the bouncy seat only. That way she has a place to sit up to eat or so she can be involved in the older kids playing. I would also find out the sleeping situation (what are your state’s laws? what does the sitter have? etc…). I would NOT bring extra toys, play gym, etc… because most sitters have a zillion toys already and Emi will probably also be very entertained by all the older kids playing around her; she won’t need much in terms of entertainment.
Post # 4
@Mrs. Spring: thanks so much!!! 🙂 I feel so much better. Yes, it’s in-home and she only has a few kids so that’s why I thought I might bring a bunch of toys. But yes, the kids will be entertaining her too, like you said.