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5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

Why did we choose to have a babysitter?

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

It’s said that it takes a whole village to raise a child. But what about twins? Now that’s a challenge! Well, we had a babysitter. At first! Until I got to babysitter no. 7, in almost 2 years. Yes, 7, who would have thought?

It is very difficult to find a dedicated person to engage with good will to take care of a child.

When you decide that you need a help in raising your kids, but so in-house chores, you need to consider 5 tried-and-tested tips, considered the most important in my view, among others.

Get contact information

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

The person’s name and address are clearly necessary. If there are any references, it would be great. Physical and mental health is of great importance. After all, may be a model for your children, so do not ignore this.

Set a schedule

It’s important to set a work schedule, so she can be in time, and even for you and your kids. If something happens, from you or her, it must be notified. Do not let things be self-conscious. Everything can be interpreted, so set up an efficient communication.

House’s rules must be said loud and clear

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

Try to put a list of house rules on the fridge or anywhere it can be seen.

If you just say in words you risk not to be heard, or maybe you forget what you said at first (you’re a mom and you have a ton on your head). So, as a proof, it’s better to be written. Just in case!

Set a list of the duties 

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

Establish a schedule for when the babysitter has to take care of kids (walks, food, clean after, nap, play – here is a practice that should count) and when she can do the house chores (indicated during nap). Even so, my kids are used with the vacuum cleaner and other chores, besides, it’s fun for them, they love when they do tasks. So why not doing more at the same time, if it’s will, of course!

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

Avoid getting emotionally involved  

Keep private your family personal and emotional experiences. Even if it happens to be personal talks, and the babysitter comes with her own opinions, you must be very clear that it’s strict personal and if you will need her advice, you will ask. Until then, everyone should mind his own business.

I’ve made that mistake with every babysitter that came into our house. After all, it is a job and must be considered as well. It’s simple, you do your job responsible so you can be paid as you expect.

As a note! 

The babysitter is the person who takes care of your kids when you’re away, so keep in mind that benefits should come from both sides.

Good communications and good intentions for a peaceful living are indispensable. 

5 things you should not avoid when you hire a babysitter

For choosing some great inspiring activity and child care Curated Care is a good source.

Be wise!

Keep it real!
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10 Responses
  • shesbeaming
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Nice post !! I know at some point I’ll need a babysitter for my daughter . These are great tips to remember

    • Teodora
      Saturday, August 12th, 2017

      I’m glad it’s helpful! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  • Ursula
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Great ideas and very helpful post. Thanks!

  • beckybco
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Good tips! We have 5 kids so it’s so hard to find a good babysitter. But we now have a 16 year old daughter who can drive so…we may be home free!

    • Teodora
      Saturday, August 12th, 2017

      Great 🙂 lucky you! Thanks!

  • momsbest10
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Thank you for all of these tips! I’ve always relied on family to watch my kids but I need to bite the bullet and get a legit sitter!

    • Teodora
      Saturday, August 12th, 2017

      Having family members, near, it’s always a good way to take care of children, but it’s not always at hand. Thank you!

  • Rebecca Westlake
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    I don’t have any kids, but finding a pet-sitter is super difficult for me! – Rebekah from http://www.instagram.com/contentbarista & http://www.contentbarista.ca

  • Laura
    Monday, August 14th, 2017

    And not to involve yourself emotionally is the hardest part!

    • Teodora
      Monday, August 14th, 2017

      Never been so true! Thank you!

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