Choosing a safe caregiver is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. A caregiver is ANYONE who cares for your baby. This includes: a babysitter, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbor, daycare provider, grandparent, sibling, friend or relative. Most parents go to great lengths to choose a good daycare center, but many do not take the same precautions with an individual who watches their child.
No matter who is watching your baby, be sure that he or she is the safest alternative to you. There are some simple ways you can learn all you need to know about your potential caregiver. Take your time and follow these tips to best protect your baby.