Can you handle taking care of a baby RIGHT NOW?

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#1 Posted by SonyNintendoFan (527 posts) -
Yes, right now, a 9 month old infant. Considering your current life, can you handle it? Why or why not?
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#2 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

financially, no?

but i do know how to care for a baby.

been taking care of my niece pretty much since birth. shes 4 now.

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#3 Posted by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6203 posts) -

I'd be financially crippled, but I know I can do it otherwise................

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#4 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -
Negative
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#5 Posted by Amster_G (4329 posts) -

Like others are saying, financially I would get wrecked, but if I put all my mental/emotioal strenght to it, I could possibly give it a whirl.

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#6 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

Not financially since I'm still a student, but I've taken care of babies in the past so I could handle it.

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#7 Posted by dagreenfish (1818 posts) -
Fvck no. I can afford one, but would have no idea what to do with it.
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#8 Posted by Alter_Echo (10724 posts) -

I could but am in no way interested in doing it.

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#9 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

Where's the neareset dumpster?

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#10 Posted by Shottayouth13- (7013 posts) -
Emotionally yeah, financially no.
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#11 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

Nope.

I'm a student so dropping that to go work full time just to support that kid and possibly also the mother is a big no no.

I also lack the patience to deal with one of those.

I got mad the other month cause this one girl I used to like got preggers and dropped college but that was when I realised that I was blessed to not have that kind of burden placed on me.

I'm not in a hurry to become a father anytime soon.

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#13 Posted by Nuck81 (6758 posts) -
Yes. I own my home. I own my car. I have no debt since I paid off my student loans this summer, and I make almost $6,000 above my states median income. I'm also getting married in 4 months, and when we do, our combined incomes will put us at almost double our states average income. Bring it. But not for a few more years, we're going to vacation the first few years and spend our money on us.
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#14 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

As a 22 year old ending a college career, no

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#15 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
No.
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#16 Posted by Ronstera (6112 posts) -
I'm positive that I am not mentally and financially ready to take care of a kid right now..
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#17 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

...I also lack the patience to deal with one of those.

Rockman999

:|

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#18 Posted by The__Kraken (858 posts) -

Nope. College is not conducive to taking care of things other than yourself.

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#19 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

Until I got hungry, yes.

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#20 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

Nope.

Why? I still live with my parents, I haven't started college yet and I don't have a job. I don't want to be a father any time soon anyway, it's not for me.

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#21 Posted by Killzonage (397 posts) -
No. I am too focused on other issues in my life right now. Now do I know how to take care of a baby, yes I do.
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#22 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Sure could. Just means cutting back on a great deal of stuff. No video games, movie nights, dining out, driving to work, free time. First world problems.

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#23 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

...I also lack the patience to deal with one of those.

konvikt_17

:|

?

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#24 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

...I also lack the patience to deal with one of those.

Rockman999

:|

?

a baby shouldnt be refered to as "one of those"

makes it sound like something youd just throw away or wouldnt care about. makes them seem like a lifeless object.

imo.

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#25 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
Although I'm still financially dependent on my family, I do have access to financial resources in serious cases, which include something important like having to take care of a baby. And I feel that I am emotionally capable of caring for children because I usually have a lot of patience, I can learn things quickly, and I'm just fond of children in general. So, yes.
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#26 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

:|

konvikt_17

?

a baby shouldnt be refered to as "one of those"

makes it sound like something youd just throw away or wouldnt care about. makes them seem like a lifeless object.

imo.

Man you're reading too deep into that.

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#27 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]?

Rockman999

a baby shouldnt be refered to as "one of those"

makes it sound like something youd just throw away or wouldnt care about. makes them seem like a lifeless object.

imo.

Man you're reading too deep into that.

your probly right.

just for some reason, that one art stuck out to me.

i blame the booze:P

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#28 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Definitely wouldn't want one of those...

:P

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#29 Posted by Celldrax (15035 posts) -

No. I wouldn't trust myself with such a huge responsibility out of the blue. Especially on my own :P

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#30 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2167 posts) -

With financial assistance from family, yes. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to provide for the baby (or myself) at the moment, at least. I've been around enough babies in my lifetime that I'm confident that know how to take care of them, I'm just not financially ready.

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#31 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Yup since my son just turned one last month. He is the best thing thats ever happened to me. Even though it's 6am and for some reason he randomly decided he wanted to wake up at 5am.. I've had 4 hours sleep and working 6 day work weeks, I don't mind at all because he is so amazing. He is watching Micky Mouse screaming "dad dad dad" randomly at me while I sit here trying to stay awake. You won't truely know how amazing it is until you have your own child. Best feeling ever!
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#32 Posted by Lonelynight (30050 posts) -
no
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#33 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I am 31 so I sure hope so or I will never be able to. I work 4 12 hour shifts a week so that would make it hard alone. But I am closing on a house next month, have a decent paying job and I am about as ready as I am gonna get in my life. My fiancé and I actually just put some baby stuff on layaway the other day. We are planning on working on the baby part sometime next year.
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#34 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

Yes. Good thing since we're going to have a baby by Wednesday.

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#35 Posted by johnd13 (9206 posts) -

Yes. Good thing since we're going to have a baby by Wednesday.

jimkabrhel

The day is finally close. Good for you man!

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#36 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -

I am 31 so I sure hope so or I will never be able to. I work 4 12 hour shifts a week so that would make it hard alone. But I am closing on a house next month, have a decent paying job and I am about as ready as I am gonna get in my life. My fiancé and I actually just put some baby stuff on layaway the other day. We are planning on working on the baby part sometime next year. AutoPilotOn

Awwwww yeeeaaahhhhhh

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#37 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -

Yes. Good thing since we're going to have a baby by Wednesday.

jimkabrhel
Lol that's good u r ready. Congrats
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#38 Posted by johnd13 (9206 posts) -

Emotionally I could probably cope with the situation as I can have a lot of patience and I would learn the basics of taking care of a baby after a while. Since I' m only 19 years old though and still living with my parents, financially it would be a huge burden.

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#39 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

No.

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#40 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10724 posts) -

Emotionally yeah, financially no.Shottayouth13-

Yeah, pretty much.

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#41 Posted by Rich3232 (2628 posts) -
no
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#42 Posted by japa28 (2797 posts) -

Just started med school so I doubt I'd have the time right now.

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#43 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

No, I couldn't, nor would I want to

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#44 Posted by CycleOfViolence (2813 posts) -

Nope.

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#45 Posted by Diablo-B (4063 posts) -
By myself? Finically I make more then enough. I just have no experience with kids.
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#46 Posted by Floridaman46 (259 posts) -

Also Money wise no. But I could take care of an infant.

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#47 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
Sure. I already have a two and a half year old and a five month old - what's one more?
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#48 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -
Financially, I'm not sure. If I could stay living where I am, it's possible. Emotionally it would be an adjustment, but I could probably do it. I'd rather the kid be 14 or 15 months old, rather than 9 though. When they can walk by themselves they seem far less breakable.
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#49 Posted by PanickBuzz (27 posts) -

Puh. Nearly happened to me and my partner recently (false alarm) and I've realized it would be such a wrong moment right now.

We have some financial troubles and lots of stress at school (we are both students)..

Some day I've be happy to, I am looking forward to have a baby, but no now.

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#50 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15528 posts) -
Yes, right now, a 9 month old infant. Considering your current life, can you handle it? Why or why not?SonyNintendoFan
I can. It's on its way too. I'm ready.