Synopses & Reviews
When you put your baby in the hands of a sitter, you want to put your sitter in the hands of an expert. Certainly no hands are better qualified than those of Heidi Murkoff, co-author of What to Expect When You're Expecting
and other bestselling childcare guides with over 22 million copies in print.
Marrying the reassuring authority and trust of all the What to Expect books with a lively, accessible voice, this guide contains everything a caregiver needs to know when minding a child, from newborn to preschooler. A mix of text, boxes, Q&As, and lists-plus plenty of blank space for parents to write in emergency numbers, specific instructions, and personal information about a child's likes and dislikes--it's the instruction manual that should be given to every caregiver, whether full-time nanny or weekend baby-sitter. It covers advice on feeding and diet, first aid, bathing an infant, potty-training, time-outs, rainy-day activities, sibling disputes, discipline problems, comforting a child, making play dates, even how to build a happy and healthy relationship with the child's family. Plus, it includes 61 of the most common questions sitters ask, from how to make mealtimes fun to what to do if you can't bond with the baby.
and#8220;With light humor and ample encouragement, Bondy introduces prospective babysitters to the basicsand#8230;(this book will) entertain and ease readers into their first gig.and#8221; and#8212; Publishers Weekly
and#8220;Teens can learn all they need to know to become savvy sitters with this guideand#8230;The bookand#8217;s friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills.and#8221; and#8212; Kirkus Reviews
and#8220;Bondy writes in a tone that is fresh and authenticand#8230;.An attractive package bolstered with anecdotes from real-life teen sitters, this is a solid, useful choice for all libraries." and#8212; Booklist
and#8220;If every job had a guidebook as easy to read yet informative as Donand#8217;t Sit on the Baby, we would all be choosing our careers more wisely. . . . Much of this information would be useful to job seekers in any field. For would-be child-care providers, though, itand#8217;s an absolute goldmine.and#8221; and#8212; ForeWord Reviews
DESCRIPTION When your baby is in the hands of a sitter, put your sitter in the hands of the experts. This wire-o-bound handbook contains--in short form--everything a caregiver needs to know when minding a baby, from feeding, dressing, bathing, and comforting to entertaining and making play dates. There is plenty of write-in space for parents to personalize the information with their own suggestions for baby's meals, favorite bath toys, books, and music, and awake activities. Plus 53 of the most common questions babysitters ask, including how to resolve disagreements with parents; how to say no when parents overstep the expectation line; how to ask the parents for a vacation; and what to do if you can't bond with the baby.
A mix of text, boxes, Q&As, and lists--plus plenty of blank space for parents to write in emergency numbers, specific instructions, and personal information--make this volume an instruction manual that should be given to every caregiver of children. Wire-O binding.
Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more. Includes:
- What to expect from kids age 0 to 10
- Tips for finding (and keeping) the perfect babysitting gig
- Advice on how to deal with everything from emergencies to dirty diapers
- Strategies for communicating with parents
- Real-life stories from teens about their experiences on the job
PLUS: A babysitting personality quiz, helpful fill-in sheets, and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!
About the Author
It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.
Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 18.5 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.
In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac