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How to Change a Diaper

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Babysittingworld.com just recently put up a new video on How to Change a Baby’s Diaper on YouTube.  It is intended for new/young babysitters, so I will warn you NOT to watch this video unless you have a silly childlike sense

How to Calm a Crying Baby

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While I’m sure I’ve posted on this subject before, I feel that I can’t cover this topic enough.  Many people get very frustrated when babies cry and so unfortunately they sometimes react by shaking the baby.  NEVER shake a baby

How to find Babysitting Jobs

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So you’ve taken a babysitting class, have CPR & First Aid training, and now you’re ready to babysit – but how do you find babysitting jobs? If you are 18 or older, you can sign up for free on an

Parents, Don’t Do This to Your Babysitter

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I would love to hear from parents who allow their children to stay up until they get home when they have a babysitter.  I cannot understand why a parent would do this.  Don’t we hire a babysitter for the night

How to Entertain “Hyper” Kids

babysitting hyper kids

I had a reader ask me this question recently and I know she is not the only one out there with this issue.  How do you entertain hyper kids?  First of all, some kids who are perceived as hyperactive actually

What is “Television Safety?”

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Parents often purchase parental controls for their televisions and computers to help keep their kids safe from online predators or from viewing inappropriate material.  But, that’s not the type of “television safety” I’m discussing here. Typically, when new parents childproof

Choking Hazards

babysitter feeding baby grapes

Most of the time, parents know what is best for their child compared to what a teen babysitter thinks is best.  But on more than one occasion I have seen parents give bad advice to a babysitter concerning their child. 

Baby Sound Machine – Should you use one

baby sound machine puts baby to sleep

My sister came to help me right after my first baby was born.  Between having the baby delivered by Cesarean section, being a first time mom, and having some anxiety issues due to the huge hormonal changes that had taken

From Babysitting Camp to Nanny Agencies: Teaching Child Care to Kids

You can hire either a babysitter or a nanny to watch over your children, with the latter usually having more responsibilities than the former. Regardless of your choice, the most important thing is to find someone who can keep your

Babysitting Tip – Go Above and Beyond

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Have you ever heard the term “going the extra mile,” or “going above and beyond the call of duty?”  Well, if you really want to impress  your babysitting clients this is what you’ve got to do, especially if you have a

Babysitter Interview Question – Add this to your list

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In my free eBook “Seven Things to Know Before You Hire That Babysitter,” I tell the story of how one of my babysitters left my infant son in his crib screaming and crying the entire time my husband and I

What to do with All Your Children’s Artwork

childrens artwork

Almost every kid enjoys drawing, painting, or doing some type of craft project.  But after even just a few months of making crafts at daycare, school, or preschool, your child may have created far more masterpieces than your refrigerator or