Flyer Ideas

To help all girls who are trying to get their business going here is a post about making flyers!

First off, make sure people can read it when they are in their car. I make my flyers say “BABYSITTER” in big, bold letters, so if they’re interested they’ll stop and look.

Supply information that parents will be inerested in like if you’re experienced, your age, and your phone number so they can call you if they want you to babysit their kids!

Parents are encouraged to let you babysit if you have a reference. A reference is someone who knows how good you are at babysitting. You could ask your current client’s mother if she would be okay with you putting her first name and number on your flyer as a reference. Id you don’t have a client yet ask someone that knows you and knows how good you are with children, like maybe the teacher in the church nursery that you help out.

Here is an example of a flyer:

BABYSITTER

I am 12 years old and I love little ones!

INFO:

  • I work at the church nursery twice a week with kids from ages 2 through 4
  • I already babysit 3 kids, two 3 year olds and a 1 year old
  • REFERENCE NUMBER: Kara Phelan 631-2345
  • Call me, Abby Wilson at: 779-1634
  • E-mail me at: abbywilson@email.com


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Fun Activities to do with the kids you babysit!

It is around Christmas time and you are about to be off for a winter vacation with your family but you want to do something special with the kids you babysit before you leave. Well here are some great ideas to help you decide what you will do with Kailey, Kiley, and Kelley- the triplets, before you leave!

Make a gingerbread man: Use this print out coloring page and bring crayons and color it in and you could put the gingerbreads in the window or punch a hole at the top and thread a string through and hang it on their Christmas tree!

Apron Fun: Buy some aprons for you and however many children you babysit that are old enough to paint. They should be blank and any color- you can get some at your local craft store. Make sure you have paint, paint brushes, and either newspaper or some old towels to lay up under you (Or just go outside to do this craft)! Show the children how to paint pictures and letters on the apron. When you are done you can add sequins or sparkles on the wet paint. Then lay the out to dry!

Pom-pom Snowmen: *This craft is for ages 5+* What you need:

  • Needle
  • Thread
  • White pom-poms in 2 sizes: 1-1/2 inches and 1 inch
  • Colored felt
  • 1/4-inch jump rings
  • Glue
  • Orange felt
  • Black fabric paint
  • Yarn
  • String

1.For each “snowman”, thread a needle with a 2-foot length of thread, then double it and knot the end. For the snowman’s body and head, pass the needle through the centers of 3 white pom-poms: first a 1-1⁄2-inch pom-pom, then two 1-inch pom-poms.

2.To add a hat, sew through the centers of a 1-1⁄2-inch circle of colored felt and a matching 1-inch pom-pom. Slip the needle through a 1⁄4-inch jump ring (found in the beading aisle of craft stores), then secure the snowman by scrunching the parts together slightly and sewing back through the hat and the head. Tie the thread to itself between the two 1-inch white pom-poms and trim any excess.

3.Glue on a small orange felt triangle for a nose and add dots of black fabric paint for a face and buttons. Finally, tie on a yarn scarf and a loop of string for a hanger. I did not make up this craft. It belongs to http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/holiday-seasonal-crafts/christmas-gifts-cards-decorations/christmas-character-crafts/pom-pom-snowmen-812050/

I hope you enjoy these crafts and have fun with the children you babysit! Enjoy!

How To Properly Change a Diaper~By Abby

You are babysitting a baby or a young toddler and they smell bad! Little Asher the 2 year old boy you babysit asks for his diaper to be changed. You are grossed out! You have never changed a diaper before. Don’t worry! This is your guide to help you change a diaper! (With footnotes at the end) A good way to practice is by using a doll and doing the same process.

Step 1: Gather all your supplies* first so you don’t leave the baby on the changing table* to get something

Step 2: Set him on the changing table and be careful to make sure he is on his back. If you are changing a boys’ diaper you can put a clean cloth or wipe over his private part just in case he decides to potty right then and there! There are also various things such as “Tee-pees” or “Sprinkler Covers” to use, such as these:

Step 3: Open up the new diaper and set it near by.

Step 4: Open up the dirty diaper.* Gather his legs and prop his bottom up. Take a wipe and wipe front to back very gentle.

Step 5: After a wipe is used up and there still is more poop use one more- feel free to use as many as needed. Remember- front to back.

Step 6: When you are done, rub some baby lotion. When the bottom is clean, take the new diaper and tuck the back of the diaper (usually without a picture on it) up under his bottom. The back of his diaper should have one sticky tape like end on each side to stick on the front of the diaper.

Step 7: After you are all done make sure to put his pants back on.

*Footnotes:

Supplies: Wipes, baby lotion, and a clean diaper.

Changing table: NEVER leave a baby alone on the changing table- he/she could roll and fall off!

Dirty Diaper: Keep the diaper up under him while you wipe him and prop him up so if any poop falls off his bottom, it will go straight into the dirty diaper.

If the child you babysit wants to go potty let him try! Encourage him on the potty and point out things in the bathroom like the wallpaper might have fishes on them. You could read him/her a book why they attempt to go potty. If he can’t go potty tell him that’s okay and that he can try another time. Give him a sticker or a small treat like chocolate (be sure to ask the parents if he can have sweets) for trying. If he did go potty praise him and clap and make sure he feels happy about himself. Give him a treat and make sure to tell the parents about what a good job he did! You can also try to teach him how to flush the toilet and wash his hands after!

~Abby
*we do not own picture. no copyright intended. credits to google

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