Whether its family, friends, or strangers, being a first time babysitter and can extremely nerve racking. That being said, it doesn’t have to be! Along with the proper preparation and confidence, here are ways that can help make your first babysitting gig a success!
1. Bring games/toys
Make sure you come prepared to have fun! If possible, talk to the parents ahead of time about what the little ones enjoy doing. Keeping busy will make the night go smoother and be more fun for everyone.
2. Be aware of allergies/conditions
This is really important! The last thing you want to do is make dinner with an ingredient that someone is allergic to. Make sure to get any medical information before the parents leave.
3. Be aware of your surroundings
Lock the doors, and pay attention to anything that may be happening around the house. Also, be aware of potential dangers inside the house, and make sure the children are aware and not interacting with them.
4. Be respectful
Ultimately, a good impression and a clean, tidy house will leave parents happy and more likely to call you next time on their night out. Be polite, don’t overstep your boundaries, and act like you would if they were there with you!