You Need Time For Yourself

Try to make sure you get a chance to have some time to yourself. To get this free time, plan ahead. Consider leaving your child with a baby–sitter. It’s good for your child to see that you aren’t afraid to leave him or her. It also gives your child a wonderful opportunity to interact with people outside the immediate family.

Finding a baby-sitter

Whomever you find to baby–sit, you must leave that person with specific instructions – what to do if a seizure occurs, with whom they should get in touch and so on. It’s a good idea, if possible, to have a sitter come by the house before he or she stays alone with your child. This will help the sitter to get to know your child and the routine in your home. It will also give your child time to get to know the sitter.

What to do if your child has a seizure while in the care of the baby-sitter

A plan of action should be discussed between the parents and the baby-sitter in case the child has a seizure including first-aid and a contact number.

  • Phone numbers:
  • Parents can be reached at: ……………………………………
  • Physician: …………………………………………………………..
  • Neighbor (if you need help): …………………………………
  • Closest relative: …………………………………………………..