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Tips for the Sitting Day for Parents

Tips for the Sitting Day for Parents

When welcoming your babysitter for the first time, ask them to come 10 or 15 minutes early for orientation and to discuss any other details:

Please provide for the babysitter:

  • Emergency Contact. Prepare at least two emergency contacts.
  • Schedule for the Day. When you will be back, your children’s schedule for the day, babysitting schedule for the day.
  • Keys. Even if the babysitter isn't planning on going out with your children, it’s a good idea to give a set of keys to the babysitter in case of emergency.
  • Locations. Where child care is to take place, off-limits rooms, etc.
  • Appliances. How to use the heater/air conditioner, how to use the TV/entertainment systems, etc.
  • Emergencies. Location and content of the first-aid kit, health insurance card, etc.
  • Other. How/whether to answer the phone, how to deal with visitors, deliveries, etc.

Just to avoid any hint of trouble, we suggest you put away valuables or items that may entail risk of injury, etc.

For Your Children

  • Formula
    • When you last fed your children and how much.
    • Next scheduled feeding, feeding interval and other related details.
    • How much your children drinks, milk temperature, washing bottles, sterilizing bottles, etc.
  • Meals/Snacks
    • Recipes, meal times, cooking methods, plates and utensils.
    • What foods your children likes/dislikes.
    • Allergies.
    • What to do with leftovers.
  • Bathroom/Toilet
    • Diaper storage, use, accessories.
    • How to dispose of dirty diapers.
    • Your children’s bathroom habits.
  • Bathing
    • Bath time.
    • Bath facilities, accessories (soap, towels, etc.).
  • Clothing
    • Closets/drawers.
    • What to do with dirty clothes.
  • Sleep
    • Nap time, bed time.
    • Your children’s bed/sleeping habits.
  • Play
    • Your children’s favorite toys.
    • Family rules concerning TV, video games, etc.
    • Walks, outside play (place, time, etc.)
    • Stroller, outdoor clothing, etc.
  • Health Care
    • Your children’s current health status, mood, other information.
  • Other Matters
    • Any non-care related requests.
    • Other particular matters, requests.
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