Checklist to Avoid Accident While Babysitting Infants

One of the most difficult tasks for any babysitter in Dubai is to take care of an infant. They have so much energy and stamina that it is difficult, except for the young and physically active, to keep up with them. Combine this excess energy with natural curiosity and you have a recipe for disaster. For a babysitter it is a mortifying occasion when an infant in care meets with an accident. Not only do they have an injured child to take care of, they often have long explanations to give to the parent and listen to admonishment too. But if you are a babysitter in Dubai, or a mother who needs a babysitter in Dubai, you need to know what to do so as to avoid accidents. Here is a checklist of the most common accidents that happen to infants and how to avoid them.

Keep all electric appliances out of reach. Kettles, irons, hair-dryers, etc. are cause for many accidents and it is best they are kept in a secure place where the child has no access.

  1. Use child safe locks on drawers and cupboards to prevent the child from opening them accidently. There are things like, knives, spokes, needles, and other such dangerous items in drawers and cupboards that can hurt a child. Keep them secure with the child lock.
  2. Use stair gates. One of the most common injuries is a child falling down the stairs. To prevent access to the stair well, install gates or block it off with a heavy bit of furniture to prevent the child from using the stairs without assistance.
  3. Keep all harmful chemicals, medicines and cleaning agents away from the curious hands of a child. More children are taken to emergency rooms for treatment of accidental ingestion of a harmful substance than Doctors will care to tell you. So, keep temptation at bay and keep them safely away from the child.
  4. Designate a play area and keep it clear of any clutter. This will reduce the chances of falling or tripping.
  5. Secure all heavy items so they do not topple over and crush the child if accidently knock against.
  6. If there are any electrical sockets within reach, make sure that they are child proof. If not, then put in blank plugs in them to prevent a child from accidently sticking his/her finger in and getting electrocuted.
  7. Fill in all gaps in grills and railing to prevent a child from slipping through and falling down.
  8. Never leave the bathroom door open.
  9. Avoid bringing a child into the kitchen while cooking. If you have to keep them secure in a high chair or in a safe place away from where there is a fire anything hot.

All it needs is a little bit of care and practical thinking to. If you are prepared in advance, accidents can be avoided, or their severity can be reduced. So, take care when you are babysitting and never leave a child unattended while it is awake.

 

The Lowdown on Babysitting – What Experts Have to Say

For any working mother, babysitting in Dubai can be something that they really need to do even if they don’t like hiring someone to look after their children when they can’t. However, when it comes to babysitting, there are many things that a mother should consider, before they just let anyone into their homes and taking care of their children when they can’t. Choosing the best babysitters is hard, and mothers might want to have some expert advice. Here are some of the key points that experts are saying about finding the best babysitters.

The importance of doing research

Experts can’t say this enough. The most important thing that every mother should do, before hiring anyone for babysitting in Dubai is research. We know that it can be hard to find time to do research, but this is just one of the things that you must do.

You can’t just trust anyone with your child. And, doing research is making sure that you are aware of all the pros and cons of a certain person or place. You might forget to do some of the other things when you choose a babysitter, but you don’t forget to do research. This is the most important part of finding the best person for watching your children.

Doing interviews

The next important thing that you as a mother or parent should do is to do interviews with as many persons as possible. It is hard to find someone if you are just interviewing one person. The more people you are going to interview, the better the change that you are going to find the right person for looking at your child. Doing interviews are making babysitting in Dubai easier.

If you are going to hire someone that is going to watch your child in your home, you need to do the interview at your house. And, if you are going to take the child to a crèche or to the babysitter’s home, then you need to go to these places for the interview. You need to do the interview at the place where your child is going to be.

Experience is important

This really might sound stupid, but there are parents that don’t look at the experience when they are looking for babysitting in Dubai. This is mostly because the more experienced babysitters are the most expensive also.

mother feeding her baby

mother feeding her baby

 

However, there are so many risks involved when you are hiring someone that’s doesn’t have any experience in babysitting, that it might be the biggest mistake any parent can make. You need to know that you can count of the babysitter if there is an emergency and the babysitter needs to act fast.

There are many things around babysitting that experts want to let mothers and parents know. Hiring babysitting in Dubai for your child is the most important thing that you will ever do, and you need to ensure that you are doing it correctly and hire the best possible babysitter for your children.