Accidental injuries are the leading cause of death in
children over age 1 in the U.S. Five children under 5
die every day from accidents in the home. Because teenagers
are a large source of today's babysitters, it is important
skills to prevent an emergency.
John Ambulance - This award-winning course teaches
the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and
pre-schoolers. It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies,
and first aid basics. Course materials include a student
activity book, a certificate suitable for framing, and
a wallet-size certificate.
A Babysitter - Connecting parents and babysitters
You Hire A Babysitter: What You Should Know - Finding
a babysitter you can trust.
Babysitter Safety Guide - Some great tips for parents
You and Your Babysitter Need to Know - Canada Safety Council
here to download our Babysitter Info Sheet.
Feel free to distribute it to anyone you think may need
it (i.e. those who use babysitters).
Make sure the babysitter knows where to find:
- first aid supplies
- fire extinguishers
- extra blankets
And if the sitter will be doing any cooking, please remind
her (or him) to:
- turn the pot handle into the stove
- use the back element
- be vigilant when the stove is on
- forget the stove, and use the microwave to reheat food
you have prepared yourself.