Iowa State University Extension and Emmet County Public Health sponsored a Babysitting Clinic on Friday, Dec. 28, for area youth in grades 5 and up. Participants learned the basics of what it takes to be a good babysitter.
Guest speakers talked to them about rescue breathing, first aid, and safety. Parents of younger children also came and talked to the attendees about what they and their kids look for in a good babysitter.
Healthy snacks, ages and stages of kids, and how to change diapers were also discussed. Participants got to make a babysitting kit that they can bring with them when they go to babysit.
Babysitting Clinic Participants with their certificates are, front from left, Kayla Sabin, Savannah Dare, Kallie Dalen, Emma Hanson, Riley Shryock; middle row: Caleb Sharar, Izaak Sander, Madison Origer, Jayda Hinrichsen, Samantha Norton; back row: Gaby Nicoson, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Myers, Avery Laabs, Shiloh Kirchner and Britney Jensen.