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OSAGE | On Monday, July 9, Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Mitchell County hosted a Babysitting Clinic.

Annaliese Arciniega, Hally Esdohr, Reagan Hollatz, Kaylee Horgen, Paige Mehmen, Mattea Meirick, Maraih Michels, Kenzie Peterson, and Addison Schenker learned how to be a great babysitters.

Participants learned how to change diapers, mix formula, make snacks, plan age appropriate activities for children, what to do in and emergency, and they even got to practice their CPR skills thanks to Kelli Duren a registered nurse who works for Public Health. We had presentations by Susan Ringhofer who spoke about working for a childcare provider. Ann Johanns spoke about how to heat and use milk properly.

The youth who participated received a babysitting manual and a folder with several activities inside for themselves and any children they may watch in the future.

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