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About Babysitters.

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2007 at 10:22 PM
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Hello all, I am creating this post to get advice on babysitters. I have never hired a babysitter as of yet. I am hoping to get some great tips.

I mean I know the obvious questions to ask (CPR certified, experience) but am wondering what are some less obvious questions to ask during the interview process.

What would be some great questions to ask while interviewing a babysitter?
by on Jul. 25, 2007 at 10:22 PM
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wrenchincutie
by on Jul. 25, 2007 at 10:24 PM
Here's one, before you tell them about you views on disapline, ask them about their's....
MomOfCami
by Member on Jul. 25, 2007 at 10:31 PM
Good tip, thanks!

Quoting wrenchincutie:

Here's one, before you tell them about you views on disapline, ask them about their's....


hiddenpoet
by on Jul. 26, 2007 at 2:05 AM
find out if they will have the television on all day. a lot of daycares i've been around just have the television on all day tuned to nick jr, or the disney channel which bothers me. i'd laso ask what thier ideas of a good meal are, how many snacks in the day, will they go to a nearby park, etc..
erins2ndbaby
by Member on Jul. 26, 2007 at 2:15 AM

ok i work in daycare and i am working on my degree in early childhood education also.
when looking for a babysitter always:
get referances ( and check on them)
get a background check
make sure that they have infant/ toddler CPR and first aid card, and a food handlers permit if they will be cooking for your child
observe the babysitter with your children
tell them what you expect to happen.
make sure that they know not to bring anyone you dont know with them.
neogoate pay before she starts working
let her know if she can talk on the phone to friends, eat your food or watch TV
ask her what she plans to do with your children during the day.
ask what if questions. what is my son fell off the couch and bumped his head what would you do. etc

the better the care the more expencive. if you hire a 13-18 yr old make sure that they have taken a baby sitting course. and trust your instincts.










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