How to Survive a Night of Babysitting
Whether you really like kids, or you’re in it for the money, babysitting can be tough. Children of all ages can be demanding if you aren’t prepared. You can have different experiences while babysitting. You can easily run out of energy before bedtime or you could find yourself comforting the child who misses their parent(s). Here are some tips to help you survive your night of babysitting. You should always wear play clothes. You can’t chase around a toddler in a skirt, so make sure your wearing comfortable jeans or shorts. If you plan to go outside wear a pair of sneakers so you can run around with them. Make sure you interact with the child. If you think you can just sit around on your phone while the seven year old plays all alone by him(her)self your wrong. Either the child will tell their parent that you sat on your phone the whole night, or they will jump on you till you give in and play with them. Get on the child’s good side. Make them know you’re their friend but you can tell them what to do. They already have parents to be the bad guys. Make everything an adventure. If there are things the child doesn’t like to do, find a way to make it an adventure. If you have to give them a bath, let them play with toys or draw the shower curtain to make it look like a cave. Be creative and it makes the tough stuff a lot faster and easier. Besides if they like you they will tell their parents that they want you to come back. Bring a bag of toys. They will probably already have toys at their house but it’s always more fun when its new toys. You can choose to bring action figures or a coloring book which is a quieter option. If the parent has given you permission you can bring a box of cake mix so the child can help you create a delicious treat for their parents. The process is organized entertainment that creates a yummy result. Just make sure you clean up everything when you’re done. If the child is older they may want to go...
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