By: Kendra Meyers & Ash Feutz
Introduction About Babysitting Safety
It is important to know the babysitting safety rules. Not only could you get hurt but also the kids. Always make sure you are attentive to the kids you're always watching. Without these simple rules you and the kids could get severally hurt. Also it's great to take a babysitting class before you start your job. The parents will trust you more and you'll know what to do during an emergency. Listen to these facts to know how to be a spontaneous and perfect babysitter.
- Be prepared for an emergency.
- Always call for help if there are any problems or questions.
- Never answer the door to strangers.
- Never leave the children alone in the house not even for a minute.
- Never give the children any medicine or food unless told by the parents.
- Remember that your job is to care for the children.
Red Cross Babysitting class
Babysitting Safety Course by Safety First CPR and Safety Training
- 1. Electric outlets should have plugs or covers in them.
2. Examine (feel) the underside of furniture for sharp objects...staples, splinters, etc.
3. See what items (vases, glasses, books, pots) can be pulled off of the furniture.
4. Install Child Safety Gates at entrances to kitchen, laundry, garage, stairways, etc. (toddlers should never be in these areas unless someone is carrying them-too many possible accidents).
5. Keep all doors closed when not in the room (so toddlers can't roam into bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.).
6. Keep pet food and water dishes in rooms the toddler won't be in.
7. Don't use fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove or other such item if toddler will be loose in room while it's still hot.
8. Make sure nothing given to them has parts (wheels, buttons, etc.) small enough to be pulled off and put in their mouth. If it fits in their mouth they can choke on it.
9. Make sure nothing is in their areas that they can wrap around their neck (like chords, strings, etc).
10. Make sure nothing is in their area they can put their head in or cover their mouths with that is air tight (plastic bags, wrapping paper, balloons, etc.).