Super Sitter: Time to leave!

Before you realize it, the parents have arrived to find you and their children safe and sound, and to see you home safely. During your first sitting experience, you may have been nervous, but with each new one, you will gain confidence, especially if you remember the Super Sitter Tips we have discussed. Here is a summary of those tips which you should keep foremost in your mind until you are confident that you know them:

Know what to do in emergencies by being prepared for one, knowing what could happen and how to react to it. Take first aid instructions.

Always know where the emergency exits are located.

Keep doors and windows locked for the safety of both yourself and the children.

Know where the "danger" items are -- medicines, bleaches, household cleaners and electrical appliances. Keep them out of children's reach if the parents have not locked them away in a secure place.

In case of accident or illness, don't try to be a doctor or nurse except for minor cuts and bruises.

Keep your emergency telephone list handy -- use these numbers when you need them.

Depend on the parents or a neighbor in any emergency situation that you are not sure how to handle yourself.

Prevent play accidents by keeping the youngsters safe -- supervise where they play, what they play with and teach them safe play. Keep these safety tips in mind ... they will make your baby sitting experience both safe and fun for you and the children. They will make you a SUPER SAFE SITTER.


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