Poison Information Network
mothers work outside the home, so babies and small children may
spend a good deal of time in the care of baby-sitters.
to know how best to keep children safe and secure. This guide can
help sitters to be prepared in case problems occur and it can help
parents understand the kind of important information they should
give their baby-sitters. List the following telephone numbers:
& PHONE NUMBER: _______________________
- Have a list
of all the children's names, ages, and allergies available to
- Be sure
to tell the sitter where you are going and when you will be home.
the sitter on how to measure medication if needed.
the sitter on what steps to take in the event of an emergency.
(Who to call, where to go......)
the sitter to make sure the phones are on the receivers at all
the sitter to make sure he/she knows where the children are at
- Have the
sitter check on sleeping children periodically.
If you have a poisoning
emergency, call the American
Association of Poison Control Centers at -
If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing,