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#1 of 5 Old 02-05-2005, 06:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Finding a sitter when your kiddo has FA's is not easy! My sitter just gave notice so now i'm in a panic, how did you find your sitter? I plan on placing an ad in the paper but i'm not sure what else to do, no one I know wants to deal with allergies.

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I would look for local support groups like a celiacs support group for example and see if you can find anyone from there who might be good. Are you talking sitter for the odd friday nights when you and dh wanna go out or like every day?

I would call an allergist, a kid who has food allergies will be tons more sensitive to your own kids allergies.

Those of us on weird diets need to stick together.
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nope, every day babysitter. I'm a single mama who has to work for a living Plus I go to college full time.

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I have talked to anyone I know and trust or respect their parenting.
I would consider posting advertisement at a coop health store as well as some wellness type stores and possibly the school of nursing for a college student part time?

Just some thoughts!

We have had 2 babysitters (very rarely used) but one was a college student, the other a senior in high school whom we've known for years and we've known her family.

Chan had some good ideas!
Homeschool groups too, maybe?

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Check out the CDCA website, they will also give you referals to providers in your area. Look and see if they will accomodate special needs, also, call all of them. We ended up going with a smaller daycare center at a very charismatic church - which about killed me since I am an atheist - however, they take my daughter's allergy situation very seriously. They follow my directions exactly & call about questionable foods. Also, many of the teachers & aids learned to use the epi-pens. Finally, they LOVE my daughter for who she is, and they try to keep her safe.

I agree, finding a place is very difficult.
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