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Babysitter And Pet Sitter Tips


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ASK YOUR SITTER

  • Why have you chosen this job?
  • How long have you been sitting?
  • Are you sitting for anyone else? Will that get in the way of you sitting for us?
  • Have you had an emergency come up while sitting? How did you handle it?
  • What medical or emergency training do you have?
  • Do you have any children / pets of your own?
  • When are you available to sit? Evenings? Weekends? Holidays?

BABYSITTER BASICS

  • when bedtime is and what bedtime routine to follow
  • rules about watching TV, playing video games, getting on computer, etc.
  • instructions for completing homework or chores
  • rules about having friends over or going out to see friends
  • instructions about making dinner or serving snacks
  • any other responsibilities (walking pets, cleaning up, etc.)
  • information about school hours and day care (if applicable)

CARING FOR PETS WHILE YOU ARE GONE

  • walk schedule for dogs
  • instructions about mealtimes and favorite treats
  • location of leash, cat carrier, kitty litter, and other supplies
  • list of stores that carry your brand of pet supplies if run out
  • any other responsibilities (clean cat pan, bathe, etc.)

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

  • first aid tips and when sitter should call the doctor
  • make sure your sitter knows the family fire plan
  • show your sitter where the emergency exits are
  • show your sitter where the fire extinguisher is
  • show your sitter where the first aid kit is
  • leave a list of emergency contact numbers
  • fire, police, neighbors, to reach you, doctor / vet, and hospital
  • make sure your sitter knows how to use the door and window locks
  • give your sitter an extra set of house keys
  • show your sitter which outside light(s) to leave on

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • if child or pet require any medications (dose and when to give)
  • if child or pet have any illnesses, allergies, or special needs
  • let the sitter know if anyone is coming over to fix or deliver anything
  • clarify what the sitter can or can't do (have friends over, eat, use phone)
  • clarify if you want sitter to answer phone and take messages
  • provide instructions and keys if letting sitter use your car
  • provide sitter with cash (ordering take-out, paying repair people)
  • let sitter know where you will be and what time you'll be back
  • provide details about your flight, hotel, itinerary, etc. if traveling
  • give the sitter a courtesy call if you will be late

 

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Ramona Creel is a modern Renaissance woman and guru of simplicity -- traveling the country as a full-time RVer, sharing her story of radically downsizing, and inspiring others to regain control of their own lives. As a Professional Organizer and Accountability Coach, Ramona will help you create the time and space to focus on your true priorities -- clearing away the clutter other obstacles and standing in the way of that life you've always wanted to be living. As a Professional Photographer, Ramona captures powerful images of places and people as she travels. And as a travel writer, social commentator, and blogger, she shares her experiences and insights about the world as we know it. You can see all these sides of Ramona -- read her articles, browse through her photographs, and even hire her to help get your life in order -- at www.RamonaCreel.com. And be sure to follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.


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