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Chica and Jo

Downloadable babysitter’s information guide

by: Jo

I’ve seen the lists before that you can put on your refrigerator for your babysitter. They include the basics such as emergency phone numbers, allergies, bedtime routines, etc. But I have found that when I leave my daughter with a new sitter, there is a lot more information I need to give him or her that doesn’t appear on the standard forms. So I developed my own form, printed it out and laminated it to attach to the refrigerator. I left some lines blank so that I could include current information on the form by using a dry erase marker. Here is my template that you can customize for your family:

Click here to download our Babysitter Information Guide

6 comments so far:

  • 1
    Jenny 07/29/2008 at 7:48 am

    What a great form! Will be very useful. Also, here are some other tips for making a babysitting experience a good one:

    # Consider preordering pizza – most websites will let you specify a time and the order. This way you can be sure to use all coupons you want, get something you know your child(ren) will eat, and prepay and tip with a credit card so you don’t have to leave cash for the babysitter.
    # Make sure you have plenty of drinks and snacks for the babysitter also!
    # Keep the list of general contact numbers (pediatrician, after-hours dr number, poison control, plus contact for parents/grandparents/family friends, etc.) near every phone. We have laminated copies on each floor, with the one in the kitchen in a magnetic sleeve on the refrigerator door. Keeps everything handy for parents too!
    # If your child isn’t enthusiastic about the whole babysitter idea, plan a special activity (painting, play-doh, etc.), pull out a toy that’s been hidden for a while, or pull out a new toy/movie to help them be excited.

  • 2
    Jo 07/29/2008 at 12:08 pm

    Jenny, thanks for the great ideas! I had no idea you could pre-order pizza online. It would be nice to send a starving college student a pie that way sometime.

  • 3
    Dineen 06/11/2012 at 4:48 pm

    This was a lifesaver!!! What a wonderfully thorough babysitter’s guide!! I really appreciated not having to think of all of that inforamtion on my own!! thanks again!!

  • 4
    Chica 06/11/2012 at 8:33 pm

    You’re welcome, Dineen. Glad we could help you keep your babysitter informed!

  • 5
    lila 03/19/2014 at 11:32 am

    it won’t open! :-(

  • 6
    Chica 03/19/2014 at 6:26 pm

    Lila, the guide is a Microsoft Word document (.doc) so you’ll need either Word or something that can open .doc files in order to open it.

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