This excellent little book is all about babysitting. It’s pretty slim, but it covers the basics very well. It includes what babysitters should expect from children ages 0-10 years, diaper time, bath-time, and meal time. It also includes sections on building resumes, what salary to expect, and how to quit a job. It’s all here. Even safety and life-saving techniques (though those really are better learned in person than from a book).
The conversational style will make this a go-to book for young sitters. Bondy even includes a couple of recipes! Resources are in the back for further training including the Red Cross Babysitter Training Course and some emergency numbers.
”Don’t Sit on the Baby” should also be a must-read for parents looking for babysitters since it covers what sitters should expect from parents (and therefore what parents should expect from sitters). I found the discussion of salaries very helpful since that was the most difficult and awkward thing for me as both a babysitter and a parent.