Choosing the Right Babysitter
Parents are usually anxious when trying out a new babysitter for the first time – understandably so. It’s hard to entrust the care of your children to someone you might not know very well. By investing some time and effort in choosing the right babysitter, however, you can ensure a more agreeable experience for yourself, your kids, and your new babysitter.
References are key when selecting a sitter. Try to get a personal reference from a friend you trust. There are also websites that run background checks and can put you in contact with a sitter’s previous clients. A good reference isn’t a guarantee that a babysitter with jibe with your family, but it’s a good start.