When a baby sitter cares for your children in your home, he or she should be provided with basic emergency information as well as information about your child:
- Where you are going
- What time to expect you back
- How to reach you by phone
Post the numbers for Poison Control (1-800-222-1222), 911 for Police, Fire or Rescue Squad, both parents’ contact numbers, your pediatrician’s office, and a nearby friend or relative.
Post emergency instructions. Go over this list with your sitter before you leave.
If a child is to be given medication, go over the name, amount and time to be given. Tell the sitter where other medications and cleaning supplies are kept so that he or she can keep your child away from these things. Point out the location of smoke alarms, fire exits and children’s bedrooms.