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Whether you are working or just spending a night on the town, there will come a time in your life as a parent when you'll need a baby sitter. You'll need to find a reputable service that ensures your child's safety and is deserving of your trust and confidence. After that, you'll need to provide a checklist of what you expect the sitter to do and how to contact you in case of an emergency.
The baby sitter service must have your full name and all phone numbers where you can be reached. Whether you plan to go on an outing for the evening or to work for the day, the service should have the full name and complete address of your location. Provide the baby sitter service with the time you expect to leave work or the event, and give the expected time you plan to return home. Provide alternate contact information. This could be a close friend or family member.
In addition to posting 911, also post the full house address and telephone by the phone. In an emergency, the baby sitter might not immediately remember this information. Write down the child's full name and age. List any allergies the child might have, including food and medication allergies.
List any childcare instructions in order or priority. This may include what the child will eat, her bedtime, her bath time and other important information. Let the babysitter service know if the child cannot drink liquids after a certain hour, what time the television should be turned off, and feeding times if the child is an infant.