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  1. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    This may be a strange request. I live in London and I have an appt near a tube station for an hour. I need someone to basically meet me there and push my baby round the shops for an hour as I can't take Him into the appt. the babysitting service I've contacted say they will only go to a home or a Hotel. Am I running down the wrong street with this one and won't find any companies that will do this?
     
  2. cosmicgirl

    cosmicgirl Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if a service will do this but I also don't know if you should leave your baby with a stranger from a forum hun. None of us really know each other, we could all be axe murderers.
    Is there no family who could help? xc
     
  3. Hollipops

    Hollipops Well-Known Member

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    Can you find a crèche nearby? Perhaps a gym crèche?
     
  4. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    No!!!! I wasn't suggesting someone from here!!! I was wondering if there would be a professional service that would actually do this!!! I don't know whether I should even bother ringing around them - the pro babysitting services. I've just retread what I wrote and it was quite ambiguous! Oops! I def wouldn't leave my baby with a stranger - id have to go through a pro service
     
  5. cosmicgirl

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    Oh hahaha ok :)
    I don't know if you'll find someone to do that, a crèche is a good idea though xx
     
  6. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Can't a family member help? I wouldn't feel comfortable with a stranger walking around with my LO tbh.. But then I wouldn't trust a babysitting service in my home either.. Just my personal choices..
    If its an important appointment surely a family member will help you out? Or do they have a crèche nearby? Can you not take LO with you?? (obviously you don't want to as ur asking for a sitter-but is it forbidden to take children where your going? Trying not to ask too personal questions about ur app!)
     
  7. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    Are crèches different to Nurseries? Will they allow like an hour-90 mins drop off?
     
  8. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    I've always been under the impression crèches are like drop offs lol they have one in our shopping centre, maybe pay by the hour?
     
  9. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I can't take the baby. Family don't live nearby, and I'd have to probably go more than once. Yes, I would rather drop him somewhere like a leave and play with other babies and various staff members. But I'm
    Not sure those places exist?
     
  10. Jayceesmumma

    Jayceesmumma Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear ur family aren't nearby it's hard work with minimal support :hug:
    I think that's what a crèche is like?? I haven't had any personal experiences with them maybe one of the ladies here can tell you what a crèche is like! I hope you find somewhere for your LO babe xx
     
  11. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - what you have in your shopping centre sounds like
    Exactly what I need. A quick google Search suggests there aren't any nearby. :( thanks anyway, I'll have to
    Keep Looking.
     
  12. pinkyprincess

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    Where are you going? Ikea in wembley and westfield in shepherds bush MIGHT have a drop in (I know they have creches)


     
  13. AugustMum

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    I would ask around at gyms. We've got a gym near us, an LA fitness, that has a drop in crèche that you dont need to be a member to use. It can be anything from an hour or a day. I only live in a small place and we have this so I imagine London would! Not sure how I even managed to find it tbh.
     
  14. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    the westfield at shepherds bush doesn't have one, would you believe! I need to go up near Goodge Street/ Tottenham court road.

    Augustmum, I thought about gyms, as I'm a memeber of virgin active and they have a creche there, but you have to stay onsite to use it. I'll have a look at LA Fitness, thanks xx
     
  15. Jayceesmumma

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    Hope u find somewhere hun x
     

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