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Beginning Babysitting: How to Safely Care for Babies and Toddlers.

Students will learn how to diaper, dress, feed, and play with babies and toddlers in order to make babysitting safe and fun for all!
Becky Decker, M.Ed., M.A.
52 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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year olds
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55 minute class

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Class Experience

By the end of this class, students will be familiar with proper care for babies including feeding, holding, diapering, appropriate wiping, and disposal of diapers. Students will also learn about the types of clothes required for various weather conditions (when undershirts are necessary, extra sweaters, etc) and how to easily dress a baby. Students will also learn about food choices that are safe and appropriate for babies and toddlers, always adhering to parents' wishes, and how to safely play with and supervise (watching for sharp items or edges, items that are dangerous or can be choked on, etc.)  Students will also learn ways in which they can become more valuable sitters and in high demand!
As a mom and grandma, I have decades of experience with babies and toddlers. Sometimes they are actually easier to take care of than teens.  In addition, I have spent many, many hours watching other children when I was a teen myself.  I know what to do to provide a warm, caring, and safe environment for babysitting, and what parents expect from sitters. I look forward to sharing that knowledge with your learner!
Students are encouraged to purchase a book or review specific websites on their own, before and after class, to learn more about the areas we cover, and beyond. I have provided 3 links to resources for babysitters, and will share a simple Red Cross chart showing how to perform CPR on babies and toddlers. Again, this class is an introduction or refresher course for basic babysitting skills.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents should always know where and when babysitters are watching kids.  Each parent/guardian is asked to review all of the skills we talk about in this class so that each student feels comfortable and confident when on their own.  Please note: This class is set up as an INTRODUCTION to babysitting skills and is not a formal certificate class. The Red Cross has an excellent accredited class if you want to pursue advanced training including CPR for children.


Becky Decker, M.Ed., M.A.
Lives in the United States
Creative, highly experienced teacher, mom, and grandmom!
52 total reviews
66 completed classes

About Me


Teaching on Outschool is rewarding in so many ways, not the least of which is working with numerous families in vibrant, virtual classrooms. I am honored that you have selected me as a potential teacher for your student!  Hopefully, I... 
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