First time leaving baby with a sitter
Little L is five months now, and I haven't really left her with anyone other than my husband and my mother. However, a week ago I found myself needing a last minute sitter when no one else could, and I panicked! My husband and my mother both have experience with babies, and I know they would both know what to do in an emergency situation and how to read Little L's signs - when she's hungry, tired, needs to be changed, or just wants to be held. But someone new?
Granted, it was a friend of my mother's who runs a daycare from her home and has experience with babies - but still, it is always a bit unnerving. The night before I was supposed to take her to the sitter, I was "planicking"…planning and panicking at the same time. Okay, so it wasn't so much panicking as much as it was nerves. Even so, I grabbed a pad of paper and started writing, describing Little L's habits, what she liked, what she didn't like, etc. I ended up writing on four sheets of paper, and even so, I still felt I had Read More »from 4 Things Your First-Time Babysitter Should Know