Are parents doing enough to prepare "substitute" babysitters over the holidays?

Are parents doing enough to prepare "substitute" babysitters over the holidays?

Less than half of parents posted key emergency contact information in an easy-to-see location for the babysitter. Parents who lived more than 15 minutes from an ER were less likely to post key contact information than those in close proximity. In response to an urgent medical situation while babysitting, many adults would call the child's doctor or Poison Control, or bring the child to the ER.

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Childcare choices: What's important to parents?

2 out of 3 parents struggle finding childcare that meets their health, safety standards

Location in a sketchy area or having a gun on the premises of a childcare or preschool would be deal-breakers for most parents. Only half of parents were confident that they could tell if a childcare or preschool is safe and healthy. 2 out of 3 parents agreed that it's hard to find childcare options with the characteristics they want.

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Split-second decisions: First aid at home or rush to the ER?

Is rushing to the ER the right response?

Only half of parents were confident that they would know what to do if their child were choking. 1 in 10 parents would take their young child immediately to the ER for a minor burn. Parents with recent first aid training were more confident they would know what to do to handle their child's urgent medical situations.

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Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health issues

Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health issues

Parents are more confident that their child's school can provide first aid (77%) than assist a student having an asthma attack (58%) or a mental health problem (38%).

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