I love to read, have fun and be energetic, so I will be happy to have fun, read, and play with your children!
Some good babysitter traits are:
- And obviously they need to love children
That's a lot, but a good babysitter has them all!
Always be Positive!
We all know that a child's favorite word is "No", so i can be tricky when asking/telling children what to do.
Here is an example of a good way to talk to a child:
Instead of saying "Sit down in your chair now!"
Its good to say "Lets just sit in the chair."
It is also good to sometimes give the child options such as letting them choose between a couple outfits that they could wear that day.
Here is an example: "Lauren, do you want to wear your purple dress or the red one?"
What your feeding your child is important. There is the terrible risk of allergies and choking.
So its is very important to pay attention to the parents and child's needs.
These are some helpful hints and tips that I have learned for ages 6 to 36 months:
This age, children should be eating Pureed Fruits and Veggies and breast milk or formula.
[Tip- For introducing new foods try once then again in a few days]
This age, children should be eating mashed foods and breast milk or formula.
[Tip- For introducing new foods try once then again in a few days. And careful of choking and allergies]
This age, children should be eating softer foods and still some breast milk
[Tip- For introducing new foods one at a time]
This age, children should be eating softer foods and honey is now okay for them to eat.
[Tip- Choking and food allergies are still a danger]
At this point the child can eat grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, combo foods, low-fat milk, other dairy, and fruit and veggie juices.
[Tips- Child should get 40 calories a day for every inch of height and still be careful of choking and allergies]
Here are some facts I have learned about Infant Care:
Diapering: Some important things needed for diapering an infant is the diaper (of course), changing pad, wipes, and ointment.
Burping: Burping gets rid of swallowed air while either feeding or crying.
Feeding: Hold the baby at a 45 degree angle while feeding him a bottle.
Swaddling: If it is not done right there is risk of damaged joints