Information to Leave for Your Babysitter or Nanny

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It's nerve racking to leave your child in someone else's care. Here's a list of information you should be sure to leave for your babysitter or nanny. 

General information:
  1. Names of all family members, including pets
  2. Names of neighbors, and their children
  3. Your exact address 
  4. A list of things, including food items or medication, to which your child is allergic

Specific contact information:
  1. Your cell phone number
  2. Information about where you will be while you are out
  3. The name, address, and phone number of someone else to contact in case of emergency (if you can't be reached)
  4. Local phone numbers for police, fire, poison control, and emergency services (internet-based phone systems, like Vonage, and cell phone systems do not necessarily work with local 911 services)

Medical information:
  1. A photocopy of your child's health insurance card
  2. The name, address, and phone numbers for your child's pediatritian
  3. The name, address, and phone number of a nearby hospital
  4. Information about any over-the-counter or prescription medication your child takes (including doseage)
  5. The name, address, and phone number of the vet, if you have pets

Other Information:
  1. A list of the house rules (what TV programs kids can or can't watch, what kids can or can't eat, bed times, anything that is not allowed, etc.)
  2. Homework information, if necessary, in order to help school-age children
  3. A cheat sheet of where important items (first aid kid, flashlights, medications, fire extinguisher, emergency preparedness kit, etc.) are located in the house
  4. What to do in case of fire or other emergency

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