Sitter Etiquette – first impressions last a lifetime

The wonderful thing about conversing with children is how easily topics flow from one thing to the next, without any judgment or sentence structure second-guessing. Children are notorious for saying exactly what is on their mind, whether they’re crafting a fictitious story about unicorns and aliens, or expressing exactly what a fellow classmate did to read more…

To swaddle or not to swaddle, that is the…what’s a swaddle??

Many sitters have inquired as to what the technique “Swaddling” is and how to implement it while caring for infants.  We turned to Janeen Howard- parent consultant and principle at Swellbeing Parent Resource - to inform our sitter base how and when to swaddle. You can watch the video below and follow Janeen as she instructs read more…

Guidelines for Disciplining Children as a Babysitter

Here at Sensible Sitters, we believe that there is a difference between discipline and drawing boundaries. It’s a tricky terrain to navigate as a sitter, as every parent has a different style. For this reason, we encourage our sitters to leave the very personal task of instilling a code of behavior to parents, and instead to pick read more…