When Things Go Wrong: The Vomiting Child

When I took my Safe Sitter® class we talked about how to deal with a vomiting child and that when the vomiting stops you need to call a back-up adult.

So let’s chat about the time before you call the back-up adult. You know, when the vomit is flying out of the child’s mouth at what appears to be a record-setting speed.

It’s gross. I’m not going to pretend that it’s a pleasant experience. But if it happens while you’re babysitting, you need to know what to do. And you need to know how to contain the vomit so that you’re not looking up carpet cleaners on Yelp as a courtesy to the parents.

Keep in mind that no one wants to vomit, and it might be a little embarrassing for the child to experience this with someone other than his mom or dad. Should you face this challenge, always remember that you need to provide comfort to the child. To find out what else you need to do, check out this video on dealing with a vomiting child.

Check out more Babysitter Boss videos.

A baby spitting-up food after feeding is almost like an introduction to dealing with vomit. Learn more about babysitting infants with What To Expect When Babysitting Infants.


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