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Download FREE Babysitter Emergency Checklist

Year-round parents find themselves needing a babysitter or nanny for date nights, school holidays or any gaps in care. In the past, I’ve left a lengthy note or print-out for our babysitter to let her know where my husband and I are, along with notes for A.J.’s care. Then I realized there’s got to be an easier way to keep the child care provider informed. So I researched and created an Babysitter Emergency Checklist. We can all use this during summer months and all year long. You’re welcome to download, print and share it.

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Babysitter Emergency Checklist

Babysitter Emergency Checklist

How to use the Babysitter Emergency Checklist

  • Print multiple copies of the list for your sitter. Use a magnet to leave one on the fridge for easy access and visibility. Leave a copy in the diaper bag.
  • Tell your sitter or nanny to take a picture of the list with their mobile phone each day or each time the information changes, so they can have the information on the go.
  • Read over the list with your children, so they’re informed. But remind them this is personal information they shouldn’t share with strangers.
  • Keep an online record of the babysitter checklist on Google Drive, Dropbox or an online storage system so you can access it anywhere.

Comment below: Do you leave notes for your babysitter or nanny? How do you keep in touch with them when you’re away?

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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12 comments

  1. This is such a fabulous idea because you can never be too prepared! I don’t often leave my children but having it on your phone is a great idea!

  2. This is a wonderful resource. Glad my kids are teens now and I can skip the cost of the babysitter!

  3. Awesome list!! I have to leave my children with sitters all the time and it’s only going to get more frequent. It is awfully nerve-wracking for me!

  4. Great list of resources. My son has autism, so we always have a tough time finding a babysitter we can trust.

  5. Great list! I am visiting my family now who could definitely use this list. Sending it to them right now 🙂
    Thanks!

  6. We need a sitter! Great resources thanks so much!

  7. Not a parent, but this would be great to have for anyone that is babysitting.

  8. This is a great resource, Joyce. I will be sharing. 🙂

  9. I love this. Thank you! And enough room for 3 kids! 🙂 I don’t get a babysitter often, but it’s so cute I want to use it for something.

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