for those who are single and pregnant tell me what are your plans for babysitting?

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I am 19 1/2 weeks pregnant and I work three nights a week for a total of 36 hours. I know that with the new baby coming I need to work 5 extra days in the month to have extra cash to pay for my mortgage, car loan, and now to pay for my child’s babysitter and other necessities. Single mothers tell me about your daycare dilemma and success and how you are doing it.
I am not eligible for state help because I am a registered nurse.

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    Keri G
    May 2, 2011 at 6:25 am

    well I am not a single mother but I am a daycare provider. There are lots of resourses you can use especially being a single mother.You can go to a Human Resources place that deals with wic and child support and child daycare and the state will pay for most or all of your child care,depending on where you live most of the time they will pay up to so much a month and if your daycare charges more than that you are responsible for paying for the remainder of it. Well I hope this helps and congratulations on the upcoming motherhood.XX

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    Molly J
    May 2, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I am not a single mother but I have seen this situation many times. First you may want to consider trading your car for something with a lower payment or no payment at all. That money will add up quickly. If you have any friends with kids you may look into a nanny share. Many times a nanny will take on two children from different households at the same time and you can split the cost with the other family. You could also search for a nanny willing to do an overnight. You could try to take an overnight shift, many nannies will charges less for an overnight when the child is sleeping. Sittericity.com is a great resource. Good luck.

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    cajanass38000
    May 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Do you have family member would help care for child for free.
    My sister help care for 4 children of mine..every now then I got friend to baby sit my children..Maybe close friend could help with baby sitting..Do you have friend on your shift??

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