10 Things You Learn After Starting A New Babysitting Job
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10 Things You Learn After Starting A New Babysitting Job

There's a lot more to the job than meets the eye

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10 Things You Learn After Starting A New Babysitting Job
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1. It may take over a day to learn the baby's routine

Learning when the baby eats, sleeps, and plays can be a little confusing, especially if they can't talk yet.

2. If that routine is broken, they will not be happy

Babies really don't know much besides their family, the familiarity of their home, and their routine. When you take that routine away from them, even if it's just not being able to take a walk because of the rain, they can quickly become upset.

3. It might take even longer to learn what they like and don’t like

Just like adults, all babies like different things. While one baby likes dogs, another one might be petrified of them. Along the way you'll discover what works and what doesn't. The tv or background music could soothe one baby, whereas another one might be calmed by the sound of the vacuum. Who knew, right?

4. Getting the baby accustomed to having a new person in the house can be a little stressful for both of you

At first, they might be okay if one of their parents are there, but when they leave and a stranger is still holding them, chances are they are going to be a little scared and confused. Be patient with them and do your best to calm them down, eventually, they'll come around.

5. If there are dogs living in the house, chances are they are head-over-heels with their little sibling

Most dogs quickly become protective when the new baby comes home for the first time, and they stay in love with them until the end of time. The dogs might try to give the baby a bath, or lay their head on the baby's small legs.

6. When on a walk, people will assume the baby is yours

Even when babysitting older kids, it never fails that someone will ask if they are yours. If you get away without a question, you won't avoid the questioning glances.

7. You can only do other work or eat when they are sleeping

When the baby is awake, they probably want to be entertained or to have your attention. It can get a little hard to multi-task, so just giving the little one your undivided attention is the best idea.

8. Once they fall asleep, you will do anything to keep them that way

Before you start, you'll be unaware of the lengths you'll go through to keep the baby asleep. Including leaving them in their stroller for an hour even though you're inside, and much, much more.

9. If you don’t feed the baby within two minutes of their set feeding time, they might scream like it’s the end of the world It’s the best job ever

Babies like their food and they are growing very quickly which means they're hungry pretty much all the time, and when they don't get their food they might just throw a fit and wake up the neighbors while they're at it.

10. It's the best job in the world

Even through the crying, screaming, and dirty diapers, seeing that tiny baby smile or laugh is enough to make anyone's week and it's such a rewarding feeling.

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