Tips for Babysitting Toddlers

 
  1. Never leave the kids alone or out of your site!

2.
Toddlers get bored easily. Have access to several toys and activities to keep them entertained.


3. When the child's energy starts to taper off - crack open one of their favorite books. Pick a book that is short on words with colorful illustrations.

 

4. Children in this age group have a ton of energy. It's important to keep them hydrated and fed. Keep water, juice and snacks on hand.

 

5. Toddlers need to sleep a lot. You will need to tailor your care to fit their schedule. If you see they are starting to get cranky, it may be time for a nap.

 

You can find more information in the Red Cross Babysitter's Handbook