The first time you have your new baby, you would hardly think about leaving them. But when the baby grows and both of you have other matter to attend to, you will have to consider to finding a babysitter. Although asking to a stranger to babysit your child can seem frightening, here are some tips for you to seek a good babysitter.
First thing is to search an acquaintance, maybe some relatives. Unless, if you live far from your family. The next step is by asking to your friends, other moms and co-workers. And just by spreading the news that you’re searching a babysitter, you’ll get a lot of answer for your request. Your child’s age is also helping you to determine the babysitter that you need. A younger child will require much experienced sitter.
When you have chosen some candidates, you need to ask a few questions to the babysitter regarding their competence. Ask some usual and not-so usual question to see how they would react. Ask their references and confirm it thoroughly. If your candidates seem unwilling to give it, you should be cautions. When you have narrowed your candidate test it by set up a trail babysitting time. Let your kids and the babysitter interact without you. But keep checking them in from time to time to see their interaction.
Finally, when you have decided the babysitter you need to know about the babysitter fee. Ask other moms about the rate. You might want to consider paying more for babysitting for a baby or more than one kids.