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what do i look for in a babysitter...

my son is 21 months old and i started working on friday-sunday the hubby is home on the weekend so i only need a sitter for fridays..what do i look for in a babysitter i have one coming at 1230 eastern time today..any advice is great..

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Asked by connorsmom22607 at 7:45 AM on Dec. 1, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • References! Make sure they have good references...if not...i wouldnt trust them with my kid.

    Answer by ChaoticSoul at 7:52 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • Being only one day a week is there any way a relative can watch him? If not, and it sounds like you are having someone come in your home, ask for references and call them! Even if they can only give you relatives of theirs call. Also make sure you are on the same page about discipline, and give "what if" situations like what if he got hurt and she couldn't get a hold of you or dh for some reason....What are some fun things she thinks your son would like to do? What if he gets fussy and will not stop crying and she is getting frustrated? What if it's lunch time and he refuses to eat? Hope these give you a start.

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 7:56 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • thank you both so much i will ask those questions..

    Answer by connorsmom22607 at 6:15 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

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