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The dog im babysitting just got into a fight with a racoon, im not sure if they are bite marks, or claw should I be concerned?
12-13 years: Depends on the ages of the children you might sit for and the number. I think 13 is an appropriate age to start, but again there are many factors. If you start out with a child 2-7 that would be best. Your parents assessment is important as is the people you will be sitting for. ...Read more
Red Cross or 4H: Most local red cross chapters and many 4h chaapters run regular baby-sitting training courses. Certification would demonstrate that you take the job seriously & will know how to avoid pitfalls as well as responsibly take care of any problems which might arise. More importantly, the child will be safer and you will have gained more self confidence. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am babysitting this girl, and I really don't want to get strep since she has it. How can I avoid it?
Nothing: Ask the parents what medical kit they have. Just know how to use 911 number. ...Read more
Should you ask your daughter about inappropriate behavior if babysitting and the dad drives her home? How?
Why?: If that's the only evidence you have, i think i'd leave it alone! ...Read more
Im babysitting tonight and the baby was just put on antibiotics for positive step a swab. What precautions can I take to not contact strep?
No: You are clearly a very concerned wonderful babysitter and i respect your question. ...Read more
I got kicked in the stomach by a toddler while babysitting. Am I at risk for internal bleeding? I am a petite female. What is usual onset time?
Seek care if pain: Toddlers can pack a wallop! If you still have pain, or increasing pain, or new symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, it is best to be evaluated by a physician. However, toddler kicks rarely cause internal bleeding. If you feel well now, and stay that way, please don't worry. If you don't feel well, or are getting worse, see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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