The Makings of the Best Babysitter [Infographic]

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Good babysitters do exist! And it’s no surprise that the most qualified are highly sought-after. They also have certain qualities in common (like having completed a babysitting preparation class). Look for experience and proficiency in the following skills to find the best and most-qualified babysitters.

SAFETY SKILLS

  • Will keep themselves and your child safe
  • Know when to ask for help
  • Know how to call for help in an emergency

CHILD CARE SKILLS

  • Like children and are willing to accept responsibility for your child’s life
  • Have the patience to handle difficult behavior
  • Have the attention span to actively watch and entertain your child

FIRST AID & RESCUE SKILLS

  • Know how to rescue a choking infant or child
  • Are competent in basic first aid skills
  • Are able to stay calm in an emergency

LIFE & BUSINESS SKILLS

  • Have completed a babysitting preparation course
  • Have experience watching other children such as younger siblings
  • Are trustworthy

Now that you know what qualifications are necessary, check out some guidelines on Picking The Best Babysitter For The Job.

Safe Sitter

Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is the only national nonprofit training program exclusively devoted to preparing young teens in grades 6-8 to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether home alone, sibling sitting or babysitting.