Babysitting Tips


  • Plan Your Escape
  • Be familiar with their home. learn all the exits and know how to unlock doors and windows. Know two waysout of each room, especially bedrooms.
  • Put Away Matches and Lighters
  • Give Space Heaters Space
  • Be Kitchen Wise
  • Never Leave Children Unattended
  • In Case Of Fire Get Out! Stay Out! If you smell smoke, hear a smoke alarm, or see flames, get everybody out! Don't wait for any reason.
  • Crawl Low Under Smoke. If you encounter smoke while you are escaping a fire, use another exit route. If you must escape through the smoke, remember that heat and smoke rise, so clean air is near the floor. Crawl on your hands and knees, keeping your head 12 to 24 inches above the floor. Make the children go first and you follow close behind.
  • Call 911. Take the children with you to a neighbor's home and call the fire department from there. Give the fire department the complete address of the fire and stay on the phone until you're told to hang up. Then call the children's parents.