As a longtime babysitter and recent full time nanny, I can tell you there are certain items to bring when you babysit that most people don’t even think about. While it is true that the home of the family you are sitting for will probably have most of these… it is often hard to locate items that others have put away and you don’t want to constantly be calling the parents to ask where something is. These items to bring when you babysit will ensure that you always have what you need at your fingertips.
One of the items to bring when you babysit is crayons, markers or colored pencils. It is a good idea to bring a coloring book or two as well. Yes, the child probably has crayons already, but they are often scattered about or broken into tiny pieces. Bring a box with you and have fun coloring together!