Twenty-one baby sitters recently completed the summer training course at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.
Attending the seven-hour course were Julia Allison, Lauren Barger, McKenzie Bursby, Jackie Fletcher, Quinn Fletcher, Sarah Goble, Lawyer Stansberry and Katie Trausch, all of Carey; Allison Hart, Nevada; Autumn Buder, MacKenzie Kelly and Sydnee Leeth, all of Sycamore; Megan Gillig and Kenna Lacey, both of Tiffin; and Katelyn Bash, Laura Stauffer, Abbie Johns, Andrew Kurtz, Caitlyn Risley, Cassie Shuck and Lillie Orians, all of Upper Sandusky.
The youth attending the baby sitter training course received a packet of information, including safety hand-outs from Todd Frey of the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Chad Ward, of the Upper Sandusky Fire Department, discussed fire safety and practiced drills with the baby-sitters.
Wyandot Memorial Hospital nurses participating in the training included Jennifer Brown (CPR), Angie Harr (first aid), Tammy Leeth (infant care), Kristin Penwell (CPR) and Valerie Schalk (CPR).
Registered Dietetic Technician Eleanor Smith talked to the youth about nutrition and healthy snacks, and WMH Executive Assistant Mary Anne Schwenning reviewed growth and development, expectations for baby sitters and job skills.
Those sitters who complete the course and who have parental permission may have their names on a referral list available at the hospital’s front desk or from Schwenning.
Wyandot Memorial Hospital began offering the free baby sitter training program in 1985 as a community service.
The next class is planned for Dec. 27.
For more information about the next class or the list of sitters, contact Schwenning by calling 419-294-4991, ext. 2205, or sending an email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.