Home Safety for Babysitters
What would you do in an emergency situation at your home? I’m guessing you have a plan and your family knows it as well. Now, what would your babysitter do in an emergency situation in your home? They might not know where to find the first aid kit if they need it. Use this guide to give your babysitter the knowledge they need to keep your kids safe when you’re gone.
Contact information needs to be readily available. Not only do they need your phone number and an emergency contact number in case they can’t get a hold of you, but phone numbers for other emergency situations. We’ve created a checklist for some of the numbers your babysitter could need, make sure they have these numbers close by just in case.
Your phone number:
Make sure your babysitter has a lay of the land. Communicate to them how you expect your child to behave when you are out of the house. Follow a routine and keep the same rules in place to help your child feel comfortable without you home.
Bathroom: Make sure all cleaning supplies are locked away, out of the hands of children. Let your babysitter know to pay attention to the amount of time a child spends in the bathroom, it is full of potential hazards.
Kitchen: A child should be supervised at all times while in the kitchen. Meals prepared beforehand or by the babysitter are best. Trust your babysitter to use their best judgment and let them know they are free to reach you or a contact if they need.
Your family should have a place outside in case of a fire; let your babysitter know where that spot is and how to get there. Additionally, the thermostat, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and a flashlight should all be easily accessible. Prevention is a major player in fire safety so make sure your systems are clean and working properly. If it’s time for a tune-up, give us a call at 317-291-4909 to schedule an appointment.
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