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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Qualities to Look For In A Baby Sitter

Taking care of your newborn is a rewarding experience. At the same time, it can be difficult especially if you are just in the stage of being familiar with your new role. However, there would be those times wherein you would not have the ample time to look after your kid especially if you have social obligations or extended work hours to accomplish. In this kind of moments, it might be a good idea to consider looking for a babysitter.


But before you start calling your neighbor or some random stranger advertising his or her babysitting prowess online, you should first know the characteristics of a reliable babysitter. You should realize that hiring a babysitter, a stranger, can pose a risk to your child and you do not want that. When you are looking for a babysitter whom you can trust, it is advisable that you get a babysitter who is willing to get interviewed. He or she should also be willing enough to provide quality reference whom you can get in touch with for further background checks.

Another important characteristic of a babysitter is that the person should be experienced when it comes to the job. You will know this if the prospective babysitter is able to confidently and comfortably answer all your questions in good faith. Having a special training as a background is also a plus and you may want to ask in detail about the training that he or she underwent.

The babysitter should also be straightforward when it comes to his or her service fee and availability. It is important that you have an idea how the person’s schedule would coincide with yours. Another thing that you should keep in mind is that your baby should positively interact with the babysitter thus scheduling a one-time babysitting rehearsal would be helpful. This will let you know if your baby is comfortable being with the babysitter. At the same time, you can take this opportunity to see if the babysitter is comfortable at what he or she is doing.

You should also trust your instincts and feel comfortable about the person. If at anytime you find yourself doubting the credibility of the person or you are not comfortable in the way he or she handles your baby, you may want to take this as a cue and look for another babysitter. During times like this, it is nice to know that you can always go online to check for prospective babysitters. Trusted sitters should at least be listed in sites like sittercity.com, care.com and the like.

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2 comments:

  1. A cctv can keep your baby safe from baby sitter especially if she is aware that every move she make was recorded

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