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


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.┬áLay 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.*

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-Abby