June 3, 2011 4:11 PM Subscribe
Can a babysitter with no experience babysitting infants teach herself how to care for babies?
posted by sunnychef88 to Work & Money (25 answers total)
Asking for a friend who's considering a summer job caring for an infant.
She's babysat toddlers before, and is planning on reading websites and watching youtube videos etc. to learn. She's smart and had an impressive resume, so I guess the parents trust that.
Second issue: She's worried about going through a help wanted listing without ever having met these people.
1. Do you think that an individual who has experience watching toddlers can figure out how to watch a 9 month old baby?
2. Would it be safe to do so with a strange family whom she's never met?