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   Downloadable babysitter’s information guide Posted by Jo 
July 23, 2008 
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 said: (July 29th, 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 said: (July 29th, 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 said: (June 11th, 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 said: (June 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm)

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

  5. lila said: (March 19th, 2014 at 11:32 am)

    it won’t open! :-(

  6. Chica said: (March 19th, 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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