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Babysitting with Confidence

Learning the keys to Babysitting with Confidence

Parents know it's not easy taking care of small children.  So when your 11-year-old tells you they want to start babysitting, it's time to make sure you prepare them to handle basic household emergencies.Babysitting-with-Confidence-WEB

Lakeland Health offers two important resources to help adolescents learn the keys to Babysitting with Confidence.

The FREE class focuses on a few key areas, including:

  • Fire & Home Safety
  • Toddler Time
  • Skills Practice
  • Infant Care &
  • First Aid

    Participants must be in the fifth grade or 11 years of age or older to register.

Lakeland Health also offers CPR for Babysitters - A course designed by the American Heart Association  to teach the essentials of CPR, including how to save children and infants from choking, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and the proper use of an AED.  

Participants muse have completed the Babysitting with Confidence program prior to taking this course.

Babysitting Checklist

To make sure your sitter is ready for any situation that arises and knows how to get help, give the sitter this checklist for use in an emergency: 

  • Family name:
  • Phone number:
  • Address:

  • Children's names and ages:

  • Children's allergies, medical history, and daily medicines: 

  • Phone number where parent or guardian will be:

  • Address where parent or guardian can be reached:

  • Cell phone numbers:

  • Neighbor's name and phone number:

  • Local relative's phone number:

  • Local emergency phone number:

  • Healthcare provider's name:

  • Healthcare provider's phone number:

  • Insurance name and number:

  • Poison control center:

  • Police:

  • Ambulance:

  • Fire department:

What time you will be home:

Finally, make certain the sitter is clear on your "house rules" regarding what can be watched on TV, visitors, telephone use, smoking or drinking, and taking your child outside. Taking the time to find the right sitter will allow you to enjoy your out-of-home activity with minimal worries about your child.

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Babysitting with Confidence May 18, 2019 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Classroom A&B 400 Medical Park Dr. Watervliet Michigan

This course covers different topics intended to give adolescents the confidence for caring for small children.

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CPR for Babysitters May 21, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland Hospital Niles Meeting Room 31 N. St. Joseph Ave. Niles MI

This is an American Heart Association course which is designed to teach the essentials of CPR.

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Babysitting with Confidence Jun 12, 2019 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Boys & Girls Club Benton Harbor Fettig Youth Campus 600 Nate Wells Sr Dr. Benton Harbor Michigan

This course covers different topics intended to give adolescents the confidence for caring for small children.

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CPR for Babysitters Jun 25, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland at Meadowbrook Conference Center 2550 Meadowbrook Road Benton Harbor MI

This is an American Heart Association course which is designed to teach the essentials of CPR...

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