Health Tip: Choosing the Right Babysitter02/11/14
(HealthDay News) -- Before hiring a babysitter, make sure you're
choosing someone who is trustworthy and educated in caring for
The University of Michigan Health System offers these
- If possible, have a family member or trusted friend watch your
child. Or hire someone who's recommended by a close friend or
- Do not let someone under the age of 12 watch your child.
- Let your child know that the sitter is coming. Discuss your
child's feelings, and pay attention to the youngster's
- Get to know the sitter before his or her first visit, and check
- Make sure the sitter knows CPR and first aid.
- Have the sitter spend time with your family. Watch how the
sitter interacts with your children, and vice versa.
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