5 Things You Need to Tell Your Babysitter (One Might Surprise You)! by Marylynne Schwartz
5 years ago
A good babysitter can be more precious than diamonds. However, do you know how to get a new one up to speed to care for your kids?
- Share contact info and communication preferences! Do you want hourly updates or to be left alone short of an emergency room visit?
- Make fire extinguishers, flashlights and first-aid kits obvious and accessible.
- State allergies or food restrictions in explicit terms. For serious cases, set out approved meals and snacks instead of asking the sitter to figure it out.
- Walk through routines (like bedtime). It'll make your kids comfortable that nothing will be forgotten if you're not there.
- Tell him or her not to answer the door! The sitter is there to watch your child, not play butler. Plus, it helps everyone stay safe.
For a harmonious relationship with your babysitter, everyone must be on the same page.