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    As the others have said...very few of them will actually follow through on their offers of babysitting! Don't worry about it

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    lol yeah I don't suspect I will want to go anywhere for a while so I can probably put it off for a bit...
    The main people that keep dropping hints and suggesting that they will babysit are family (MIL, and two SILs) which makes me think they will still want to even once bub is here. I guess we could just not tell them we are going out if we do go out, but I suspect sooner or later someone will find out

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    A lot of people say over and over again that they want to babysit while you're pregnant and then once bub is actually around you'd be suprised how quickly those offers disappear .

    Worry about it after bub is born, you might not even have to worry about it .

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    Yes, I'll be breastfeeding, but I do plan to introduce EBM when bub is a bit older so I can work a couple of days a week if I need to. But in the meantime it will be a good excuse

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    Just casually say aww thank you!! Then conveniently forget their offer ^__^


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    A lot of people say over and over again that they want to babysit while you're pregnant and then once bub is actually around you'd be suprised how quickly those offers disappear .

    Worry about it after bub is born, you might not even have to worry about it .
    So so true! We had a million offers before bub was born. He's 2 now and only one person was actually genuine! Dont worry about it for now.

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    Say "Thanks, you might have to jump in line behind Nanna and Grandma and Aunty Ann and Aunty Sue and Aunty Bessy" as long as this person is not one of those people.

    Or just say "Gosh, I can't even contemplate being away from bub at this stage".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Say "Thanks, you might have to jump in line behind Nanna and Grandma and Aunty Ann and Aunty Sue and Aunty Bessy" as long as this person is not one of those people.

    Or just say "Gosh, I can't even contemplate being away from bub at this stage".
    That's what we said

    Plus, all the people who offered when I was pregnant never mentioned it again haha

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    I had some people who expressed disappointment/ hurt that they hadn't been asked to babysit (and this was after DD was born).

    I just thanked them profusely, and said that it would be lovely, but that there hadn't been a need.

    In our case, my parents live close by and have never refused when asked to babysit, so for anyone else I've just said that it's easier to ask them as they always do it.

    Also, DD was always asleep pretty early in the evening, so usually she didn't know she was being babysat. So I just said something like "It wouldn't be much fun for you driving an hour here to just watch our TV while DD is asleep!" - Which is true!

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    You could also say that you value continuity as it keeps bubs more settled so you generally get certain people to do it. Continuity is very important after all.

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