There are universal struggles every parent will eventually face, and one of them is finding a good baby sitter. Whether it's a special occasion like Valentine's Day or a last-minute emergency, it's always advisable to have a few trust worthy sitters you can depend on.
We know the struggle is real, so here are our favorite apps and resources to find a babysitter you'll love!
Discover more than 150,000 caregivers in 60+ cities nationwide. Connect with sitters with the right experience for your child's age (for pregnant moms, you can even enter your due date -- how cool is that?). Parents can find a babysitter recommended by parents in your child's school and community groups, and filter sitter profiles by distance, background checks and more!
Additionally, each sitter's profile comes complete with reviews from fellow parents, which helps build additional trust.
Cost: 1-Month access begins at $29.95, with annual membership for $99.95/year. Free basic membership available.
For an alternative option, try this babysitting cooperative (aka "coop"). SittingAround allows you to join a community of local parents who trade childcare services, which means you'll take turns swapping babysitting services with neighbors...and saving a bunch of money along the way!
There's currently 700+ coops within the United States, however, you're encouraged to start your own if there's not an existing one nearby.
Cost: $15 annually, or $5/month subscription. Free for those with demonstrated financial hardship.
One of the largest communities of caregivers on the internet, you can find someone to assist with child, senior, pet and home care. With more than 22 million people in 19 countries, the odds are you'll find someone right for date night babysitting or regular care taking.
Cost: Begins at $39/month, or $13/month for a 1-year subscription. Free basic membership available.
Since 2001, Sittercity has helped more than seven million members find the perfect nanny, date night babysitting, mother's helper and more.
Using their site or mobile app, post a job and you'll begin receiving notifications of best qualified sitters who match your criteria. Say goodbye to time-consuming browsing!
Cost: Begins at $35/month, up to $140/annually. Free basic membership available.
Have you tried any of these services? How do you find trusted babysitters? Share below!