Don't Sit on the Baby!

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Don't Sit on the Baby!

The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

By Halley Bondy

Zest Books, Paperback, 9780982732236, 127pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012


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.


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
Halley Bondy is a Brooklyn-based writer who has worked as a news reporter for the "Newark Star Ledger," an arts journalist for "Back Stage," and a music editor for "MTV Iggy." She started babysitting as a teenager, joined the Barnard Babysitting Agency in college, and worked as a full-time nanny from 2007 to 2008.