missmad127 answered Saturday July 29 2006, 10:28 pm: see if ur local hospital has a babysitting class to ofer. they are helpful with the firstaid things and make sure u have a number ofa neighbor a number you can reach the parents. definitely 911. and a poision control center number might be helpful make sure you give them your cell number ( if you have one ) incase you don't want to or feel uncomfortable answering their phone.
StarryNightSkies answered Thursday July 27 2006, 11:05 pm: You should have :
The Parent's cell numbers
The number of the place the parents will be at
A neighbor's Number
and the number of a hospital near by
you should know first aid.... for babies and children there are different heimlic maneuvers than for adults so you would need to learn them also first aid is treating injuries...
smichele427 answered Tuesday July 25 2006, 11:11 am: I babysit all the time and i always ask the parents for cell phone numbers, pediatric numbers for their kids, poison control number, nearby realitives numbers or neighbors. ask the parents where they keep their bandaids and such just in case one of the kids gets hurt. CPR isnt necessary but is helpful. Ask parents when the kids nap/bedtime is too. if you have anymore babysitting questions, you can ask me. i babysit for a family with 3 small children about twice a week. [ smichele427's advice column | Ask smichele427 A Question ]
x_mystery answered Monday July 24 2006, 8:33 pm: Numbers you should have on hand:
Parents cell phone numbers
Number of where parents are going
Local Poison Control
A neighbor of where you're babysitting
You should know how to properly care for all types of wounds from minor to severe, including puncture wounds.
You should know how to treat burns
Know how to attend to an unconcious child
Know the heimlich manuever
Know what to do in the case of possible strains/sprains/or broken bones
Know how to care for an ill child
Your local YMCA should have a summer camp open called Babysitters Camp, its a great resource for present and future babysitters. They will teach you everything you need to know from all your first aid techniques, activities to do with the children, things to cook, how to change diapers, all of that. Also look into Red Cross training sessions for babysitters, and see if your local hospital might have a babysitting class. [ x_mystery's advice column | Ask x_mystery A Question ]
DefinedEyes answered Monday July 24 2006, 7:20 pm: The parents cell numbers,
the number of where they are going to be,
the family doctor,
Yes you should know first aid.
How to put pressure on certain wounds,
the correct way to do CPR and the hemlich manuver. (sp?)
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