How to hire a perfect baby-sitter for your children

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To hire a perfect baby-sitter for your children may seem like a dream come true because you want your children to be safe and secure. You as parents, now and then need time off from your children to just relax, visit friends and family or even take some courses. You find that you are able to appreciate your children more if you have had some time away from them. You will be able to enjoy the time that you spend away from them only if you are assured that your children are in safe hands. Here are some helpful hints to guide you in selecting a good babysitter.

A few suggestions

  1. First of all, accept the fact that a baby sitter can never replace a parent and he/ she will not be able to do the job of parenting as well as the parent does.
  2. You can find a babysitter by asking other parents, asking at your place of work, or your church. These days there are any numbers of sites on the internet where you can find a babysitter. Do not trust them at their face value. Ask for references and if need be then check up on the references to reassure yourself of their credibility.
  3. Next you need to make sure that the babysitter is a decent and kind human being. Ask her if she has children of her own or if she has younger brother or sisters or cousins who she has looked after.
  4. After checking and scrutinizing the babysitter, interview her to settle details about the rates, what would be the mode of transportation, how things function in your home especially those involving the child, etc.


  • Prepare a list of important information for your babysitter including emergency phone numbers of doctors, relative or close friend, where you can be reached etc.
  • Hire the baby sitter only once you are fully satisfied. If nothing else, follow your instincts.


  • Don’t hire a baby sitter if your baby starts to cry on seeing her. If your child does not seem to like the baby sitter, the second time, then you need to probe further because children too work on instinct.