Why did we choose to have 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
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
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
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!
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.
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