Tips on problems you might come across while babysitting and ways to solve them!

If your babysitting job isn’t quite all that you expected- you’re not the only one, a lot of girls have trouble with the kids or their parents- even me!

I babysit a french family and their mother has been giving me low pay and some how gets away with it everytime! She doesn’t pay the right amount. I work very hard for this job! This has been going on for quite some time now. If you are having this same problem I know that you are stuck in between a very hard decision. The kids I babysit LOVE me but their mom doesn’t pay. Stay with it though! As you keep on babysitting the parents will notice how good you really are with kids and start to really respect you and pay you more. It might seem like it’s never going to happen but it really is trust me! If you really think you just can’t do the job anymore talk to your mom or dad about how you feel. They might say that you can take a little break for a while and then go back ready to take charge!

Oh-no! Baby is choking!

You are babysitting a baby and he starts to choke on something small for instance a raisin. Here is a step by step way to get that raisin out!!!

1. Call 911 immediately. Then call the child’s parents to let them know what is happening. Lay the baby on his back, feet facing you

2. Place your pointer and middle finger together between his two nipples. Make sure you feel the tip of the sternum bone BEFORE starting

3. Press upward with a quick thrust. Make sure not to harm the baby’s ribcage.

4. Be gentle. Don’t press too hard.

5. Repeat until object is out. If it still hasn’t come out soon enough and you can tell he is not breathing call 911 immediately.

*Never slap the victim’s back! If they are coughing- let them cough, their body is trying to push the object out.*

*Ways to avoid choking: Keep small food away. Cut big pieces into bite size bits. Keep small parts and other non-edible things off the floor where the baby crawls.*

Any other problems you want us to answer? Email pepperlot@gmail.com


-Abby

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda S.
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 18:59:05

    Wow! Thanks Abby! It never really occured to me that while babysitting, an instance like the baby choking might occure! I’m not allowed to babysit till next year, when I’m thirteen. So, that gives me a lot of time between now and then to learn important babysitting rules!

    Reply

    • Madeline
      Dec 11, 2010 @ 14:33:00

      Yes Amanda! But, choking is rare if you’re careful and watch the children very closely 😉

      Reply

      • Abby
        Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:23:55

        No problem! Yes, choking is a very common cause to death for a lot of children so that’s why I want all of us babysitters to be the best that we can be and avoid that!

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