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Parents often fail to give babysitters instructions for emergencies

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 -- Faced with hectic holiday schedules, parents often ask family and friends to pitch in and babysit their children. But many parents fail to provide critical information about what to do in an emergency, a new survey finds.

Less than half of parents with children aged 5 and under posted emergency contact information, such as parents' work or cell numbers; the number for the child's doctor; or how to get in touch with another family member or friend, according to the survey.


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