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Finding Daycare and Babysitters

ID-100198815The thought of leaving your baby with someone else might make you weak in the knees. Allowing someone to watch your child is a huge responsibility. It requires that you place a large amount of trust in the person to watch over your children with vigilance. Finding the right person can be difficult, but with the following tips, finding the right person just got a whole lot easier!

Expereince
Be sure that the daycare employees/babysitter has adequate experience or training to watch over children. In the event that you ask a teenager to watch your child, make sure that they have help from a parent if they’re under experienced. The best people to watch over children will have CPR training.

Similar Values
Finding a person who believes as closely to what you believe is the first step to being able to trust the person with your child. Because you can gage that they will protect, watch, and care for your child in a similar fashion to your parenting style.

Referrals
Knowing that this person has watched over other people’s children will not only set your mind at ease, you will know instantly what their approach to childcare is. Not to mention that in most cases referrals go a long way to putting your mind at ease because other people were satisfied/not satisfied with the level of childcare at the establishment, or with this person.

Cleanliness
Cleanliness is next to godliness for a reason! Be sure that the level of cleanliness is up to your standards. As a general rule, you shouldn’t leave your children in a house you wouldn’t eat in.

Never leave you children with someone who is unwilling to let you see where your children will be kept, or who refuses to give referrals. These are red flag warnings! Always conduct an interview with the person you’re considering for daycare or babysitting. This is how you will gage your comfortability with them watching your children, not to mention find the answer to the above questions.