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Leaving Your Child With A Babysitter

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Leaving Your Child With A Babysitter

“The first time we leave our children with a baby sitter, is a biggie. There’s some simple ways to make it easy for you and her, advises Valerie Davies, well known writer on family affairs in a recent  Kidicorp, Bright Start magazine. 

Before you make a date, have her round to the house so you can talk to her, and sound out how confident or experienced he or she is. You don’t want to leave your precious kids with someone who doesn’t know how to look after littlies, or who has an anger problem.

Show her where everything is, and where you keep the nappies, the food, the TV remote, and so on. Discuss what you want her to do with the children. 

You also want the children to meet her, so they know who is looking after them. Babies and toddlers can be terrified if they wake and find a stranger by their bed.  

Discuss payment and how she is getting to and from your house, if she’s a teenager, her parents may want you to drop her home. 

And on the day, get her to come in good time to go through the arrangement with her again, let her ask any questions, and give her your phone number, and a list of what to do. 

With careful preparation, you can go out without worrying (too much!) 

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