Would you be able to take good care of a baby without advice from anyone, including books?
Before my son came along in 2001 I would have said no way. I killed every plant and goldfish I ever had. He's made it to almost 13 and he's not dead YET !!! :-)
No. Babies scare me. O.O
Step 1: Drop baby off at nearest fire station.
Step 2: Lunch
Had my 1st niece when I was 10 & fade became the main family babysitter.
The diaper would never get changed.
We have a source for child rearing. Our parents took care of us and their parents took care of them. Works for us.
I can barely handle taking care of myself.
Does advice from my own childhood count?
How long are we talking 1-2 hours or 1-18 years.
Since I've already raised mine, I'm saying yes. The advice I received was never helpful anyway.
Probably. I've taken care of my baby niece a couple of times. I can just put on Dora and she loves it lol.
I've got three Littles running around 6 and under. I've not read many books but feel that I've got a handle on it. the only thing is have to figure out is how to make a bottle but I'm sure I can do that.
Nonononono. So much no. Don't like kids, don't like holding other peoples' kids. Can barely deal with animals. I would break it. Expeditiously.
Based on the fact that I've already done it once and read a hella lotta books, sure, I'm pretty sure I could do it again.
That baby would be absolutely screwed
Nope. Don't care to learn. Not having kids.
No but I want one anyway!
I'd probably keep looking for the mute button.
Would I be able to consult the father, or would I be alone. Either way the child would be fine, but with him and I both the child would be given great care.
This is more about the "technical" aspects than time invested.
Absolutely. Would it be conventional? Absolutely not! Hey! Do babies like tuna salad?
My son liked won ton soup and steak.
Last time I interacted with a baby on a regular basis was 45 years ago (sister). Ok, I'd feed it handwarm formula when it wails and could figure out the science of changing diapers, the baby would survive, but GOOD care no.