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Health Tip: Choosing the Right Babysitter
Select someone with references

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Before hiring a babysitter, make sure you're choosing someone who is trustworthy and educated in caring for children.

The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions:

  • If possible, have a family member or trusted friend watch your child. Or hire someone who's recommended by a close friend or relative.
  • Do not let someone under the age of 12 watch your child.
  • Let your child know that the sitter is coming. Discuss your child's feelings, and pay attention to the youngster's reaction.
  • Get to know the sitter before his or her first visit, and check all references.
  • Make sure the sitter knows CPR and first aid.
  • Have the sitter spend time with your family. Watch how the sitter interacts with your children, and vice versa.

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