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Doctor insights on: Easy Crafts To Make While Babysitting Toddlers

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What is the best age for a serious girl to start babysitting?

What is the best age for a serious girl to start babysitting?

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

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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?

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?

Take the dog to VET: Raccoons can give diseases, so you need to take your dog to the vet to make sure nothing is wrong. Rabies is what we fear, but dogs are usually immunized. Go see the vet. ...Read more

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What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

What sort of first aid certificate should I do for babysitting?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hand washing: You should be okay. As long as the baby has started antibiotics you have protection. Hand washing would also be helpful and don't be too affectionate with the child. ...Read more

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3 hours babysitting autistic kid. So i'm left wonderingcan headbanging lead to whiplash?

3 hours babysitting autistic kid. So i'm left wonderingcan headbanging lead to whiplash?

No: You are clearly a very concerned wonderful babysitter and i respect your question. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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