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Pack the perfect babysitting kit: 15 things to take on the job

Whether you’re a Babysitter’s Club reader or a GL regular, you know there’s one thing you’ve gotta take with you to every babysitting job, no matter what: your babysitting kit. But, uh, what are you supposed to pack in there, anyway? Here are 15 items that we take on the regular—tell us your must-haves in the comments, below!


For playtime

An old board game

A deck of cards

A small speaker you can plug into your phone or MP3 player

Dress-up accessories (a cape, tiara, wings, feather boa)

Random art supplies (pipe cleaners, construction paper, stickers, embroidery floss, chalk, coloring book and crayons, etc.)


For bedtime

Monster spray

A favorite book


For you

A bottle of water

A snack

Your phone (and charger)

A book

Extra business cards or flyers


For emergencies

A list of emergency contacts and basic info (allergies, illnesses) for each child you babysit for, plus a set for you

A small flashlight

A first-aid kit




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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/19/2014 3:32:00 PM


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