Babysitter's Handbook cover

Babysitter’s Handbook

The Babysitter’s Handbook
Greene
1995

Submitter: I didn’t realize how old this book is until I pulled it off the shelf and flipped through it. This kind of material needs to be updated due to new technology, such as doorbells and wearable medical devices, and things like basic first aid/CPR.

Holly: For sure! Not to mention its spiral binding. Anything spiral bound and 25 years old should be in much worse condition than this, which means it probably didn’t get much use.

When Teenagers Take Care of Children

Babysitting 101

When Teenagers Take Care of Children: The Official Guide for Baby Sitters
Kraft
1965

I would have guessed that this is even older than 1965.  The pictures are adorable, but really old fashioned (even for cartoons!).  The worst, though, is the section on first aid.  Librarians: please give your teen patrons something more up to date and more accurate than this!