Don’t Sit On the Baby

The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

by Halley Bondy


This funny, modern guide covers all the basics any teen babysitter needs to know, including what to expect from kids age 0 to 10, tips for finding the perfect babysitting gig, advice for handling everything from emergencies to dirty diapers, and real on-the-job stories from teen babysitters. Plus, a babysitting personality quiz, helpful resources, and kid-friendly recipes.

“With light humor and ample encouragement, Bondy introduces prospective babysitters to the basics…(this book will) entertain and ease readers into their first gig.”Publishers Weekly

“Teens can learn all they need to know to become savvy sitters with this guide…The book’s friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills.”Kirkus Reviews

“Bondy writes in a tone that is fresh and authentic….An attractive package bolstered with anecdotes from real-life teen sitters, this is a solid, useful choice for all libraries.”Booklist

“If every job had a guidebook as easy to read yet informative as Don’t Sit on the Baby, we would all be choosing our careers more wisely. . . . Much of this information would be useful to job seekers in any field. For would-be child-care providers, though, it’s an absolute goldmine.”Foreword Reviews

Product Details

  • Reading level: Teen Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (May, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9827322-3-6

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