Things your babysitter needs to know PLUS a free printable
My oldest son is 11 years old. Â (I actually wrote this several years ago. Â He’s 13 now. Â I’m just getting around to publishing this!) We don’t have any family around us so we’ve always had to use a babysitter. Â It can be really scary to leave your child when they’re small. Â I scribbled my phone number on a piece of paper and threw it on the counter. Â I worried the entire time so I figured out a better way to get our information. Â Scroll down to see the things your babysitter needs to know.
Things Your Babysitter Needs To Know
I made this cute printable that you can print out below. Â It’s perfect to leave notes on and it has some information that your sitter will need in case of emergencies.
Make sure you leave your babysitter a detailed schedule, especially if you are doing a bedtime routine. Â I know kids can “go with the flow”, but mine would never plop right to bed unless the routine was followed. Â Do they need a bath, snack, story, or all?
Write out detailed instruction of any medicine your children will need, especially if you have more than one that needs it. Â Make sure you leave those little medicine cup dispensers out where she can find them!
Make sure you give any special instructions for a dog or cat. Â I know our dog is so wild so I always make instructions that it’s ok to put the dog in the crate, even if he barking, if he’s getting out of control.
I know when my kids miss a snack they are CRAZY grumpy. Â We don’t want to do that to a babysitter. Â Don’t forget to write those times down and leave any instructions for an easy meal.
Make sure the babysitter has all your important information
I always worry about if there is a fire or the babysitter need to call an ambulance. Â Does the babysitter even know our address by memory? Â Probably not. Â I have this great printable I made that works perfectly. Â It’s perfect for grandparents and aunts and uncle babysitters too.
I found a much better and easier way for my babysitter to have my information than rewriting it every single time she came over. Â It was close by so if there was an emergency she knew exactly where it was and had everything she needed. Â I wrote out all the important information that I thought the babysitter should know andÂ taped it on the inside of one of my cabinets. Â It lasted forever and every babysitter we had thought it was such a great idea.
I was unloading the dishwasher a couple of weeks ago and realized that my sheet had torn. Â I guess one of my kids ripped it when they were getting a glass. Â We still needed our information sheet so instead of just taping it back up I made this printable. Â I filled in the information and taped it back in my cabinet.
***It’s easy to print out. Â Just follow these directions. Â ClickÂ hereÂ or the image above and it will take you to Dropbox so you can download the image to your computer to save or print. I have my printables stored there so I can give out a higher quality image without slowing my website down. Please let me know if you have any issues and I’ll get you going!***
If my babysitter ever had to call the police or ambulance, I know that she can open up the cabinet and have my address right there. Â It made me feel much better Â knowing she had all this important information.
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