Catégories
Pouvoir des câlins
Les couches
Grossesse
Bien-être
Célébration et planification
Naissance et hôpital
Étapes selon l'âge
Alimentation et nutrition
Produits pour bébé
img Activites et jeu

Hire knowledge

It’s great if you have trusted family members who are willing and able to pitch in with child care — but it’s not always possible. If you’re faced with the prospect of hiring someone you don’t know very well to care for your child, it’s really important to do your homework and ask the right questions. Here are some questions to start you out:

1. “Can I have your full name, address and phone number?” Sounds simple, but it’s important to make sure you have someone’s complete information.

2. “How long have you been driving?” If your sitter is going to be driving your child around, also ask to see her license and copy down the license number. Seriously consider performing an online background and driving-record check.

3. “Can you tell me about the last few families you’ve worked for? Do you mind if I call them?” Ask, and then follow through. When you speak with previous employers, ask both specific and open-ended questions, such as, “Tell me about Rebecca” and “What’s she like with children?”

4. “What do you do when children misbehave?” It’s important to talk house rules and discipline with a sitter. Empower her to employ time-outs or to withhold cookies, but make it clear how you feel about physical punishment.

5. “How much do you charge? Are checks okay?” Be up-front about what you’ll pay and how you’ll pay it. If you offer steady employment, some sitters may be okay with being paid by check at the end of the week.

6. “What would you do if a one-year old (or a two- or three-year old) is bored?” That kind of question can give you a good sense of whether or not the sitter will take the initiative to entertain your child creatively or just stick her in front of the TV.

7. And finally, before you commit to hiring someone, ask yourself, “What does my gut say?” Even if a prospective sitter gives all the right answers and looks perfect on paper, trust your instincts. If something feels wrong to you about a person for whatever reason, don’t leave your child with them.

Sandy & Marcie Jones are the authors of Great Expectations: Baby’s First Year. Order your copy from Barnes & Noble
Recevez 500 poins comme cadeau d'inscription!
Visitez-nous sur Facebook

boy crawling and smiling

Élever un enfant actif | HUGGIES®

RECOMMANDÉS POUR VOUS

Économisez 2,00 $

à l'achat de un (1) paquet de couches Huggies® Overnites

Obtenez un bon rabais
Huggies a des conseils et astuces sur la manière d'établir un contact enrichissant durant les changements de couches.

Les couches

Le changement est bon Changer les couches, cours 101

RECOMMANDÉS POUR VOUS
Couche Huggies pour la nuit
Idéales pour la nuit

Couches pour la nuit

TAILLES : 3 à 6

  • La couche de nuit la plus vendue
  • Jusqu’à 12 heures de protection contre les fuites pour une bonne nuit de so...
  • Aident à maintenir la peau saine
Achetez

En quittant cette page, vous serez déconnecté de votre compte Huggies. S'il vous plaît compléter votre profil de rester signé en

Retour au sommet

©2017 KCWW. TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS

AdChoices