What to Expect Baby-Sitter's Handbook (Paperback)

By Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761128458, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 29, 2003

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Description

Everything a caregiver needs to know.

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, author of What to Expect When You're Expecting and other bestselling childcare guides.

With the reassuring authority and trust of all the What to Expect books, 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.

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.


About the Author

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books with over 38 million copies in print. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, which reach over 18 million expecting and new parents, and the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk moms around the world expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, and healthy, happy babies.