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Miscellaneous Safety Tips
Water Safety during childcare
Danger lurks in water. Water in swimming pools, wading pools, buckets, and toilets can be dangerous! Babysitters or nannies involved in childcare should take special note.
Other things to take note during childcare:
Hand Washing Tips
Balloons Can Be Dangerous
A balloon that is blown up is not dangerous. A deflated balloon or pieces of a "popped" balloon are dangerous, because they are a choking hazard. Food objects (hot dogs, candies, nuts, and grapes) causing choking are much more common than non-food objects (toys, coins, pins, and tacks), but balloons are the most common cause of death from choking caused by a toy. Balloons are frequently given to children, especially at parties and/or holidays. Young children explore by putting things into their mouths. Choking may be caused by:
Sucking a deflated balloon into the mouth while trying to blow up the balloon.
Chewing on a deflated balloon.
Biting into a balloon which breaks into pieces.
Any of these can cause death by choking. The material that balloons are made of makes the pieces especially hard to remove if they are sucked into the throat. Normal first aid procedures such as the Heimlich Maneuver are less likely to be successful than with other objects, such as food. Babysitters can protect the child and prevent tragedy if they follow these rules when babysitting.
As a nanny, do not allow young children (infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers) to blow up or play with balloons
Older children (school age) should be watched carefully when playing with balloons.
Pick up and immediately discard pieces of a popped balloon.
Do not allow older children to chew or suck on balloons.
Well-prepared babysitters and nannies will be highly respected and greatly appreciated by parents.