How Much You Should Pay a Babysitter in NYC

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You cannot put a price tag on the care and well-being of your children. However, when you need to find babysitters in NYC for a one-time service or to fill an on-going need, you understandably do not want to pay more than necessary for quality care. If you are wondering how much to pay the […]

How To Book a Babysitter on the App Store

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Finding a trustworthy, dependable and caring babysitter can be a true challenge. After all, your friends and neighbors may also be vying for the same individuals’ limited free time, and you may struggle to book the right babysitter for the day and time needed. When you learn how to book a babysitter through an app […]

Exciting changes on the way for UrbanSitter

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At UrbanSitter, our mission has always been to provide the safest, most trusted place for parents and sitters to connect. That’s why soon, every babysitter and nanny you book on UrbanSitter will have passed a background check with Evident ID, our third-party safety partner. While UrbanSitter caregivers have always been required to pass a multi-step […]

Pros and Cons of Nannies vs. Daycares

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Whether you are preparing for the arrival of your first child or you are ready to make a change to your current childcare setup, you may be wondering if you should focus on daycares or if you should find a nanny near you. Both of these options have pros and cons that deserve a thorough review […]

20 Jokes to Break the Ice With Kids – For Babysitters & Nannies

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When you are interviewing for babysitting jobs in your area, parents understandably want to see how well you interact with their kids. With no prior experience with the children, this might feel uncomfortable and take a while to warm up. As a babysitter, it can be difficult to navigate these waters. One fun way to […]

How to Have Difficult Conversations with your Babysitter

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There are few things more important than ensuring that your children are cared for by a compassionate, devoted babysitter when you must be away from the house. Even when you hire a trusted babysitter, there is always a possibility that you will learn about serious issues with the babysitter that must be effectively and quickly […]

Fun Activities for Kids and Babysitters: Ideas & Tips

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Even the best babysitters in your area may be at a loss for finding fun activities to do with your children. Your preferred babysitter may spend many long hours with your children in the months and years to come, and this is the time that should be fun and stimulating for them. If you want […]

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter: Tips For Parents

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Whether you are trying to find a new babysitter or you are in a situation where your previous babysitter is no longer available, you understandably need to find a trustworthy, caring individual to sit with your children while you are out of the house. Your children’s safety and happiness are paramount, so you cannot afford […]

How To Make Early Allergen Introduction Easy for Parents & Sitters

Guest post from our friends at Ready, Set, Food!

Special guest post from the allergen experts at Ready, Set, Food! Did you know that every baby is at risk for food allergies? New research shows that every baby is at risk for food allergies regardless of family history — in fact, over 50% of children with food allergies have no family history. In addition, 1 […]

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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As luck would have it, there are oodles of St. Patty’s Day crafts to keep your kids happily entertained. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that are just right for little ones. Simple St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Rainbow Streamers A simple craft made from a paper plate, paints and tissue paper strips. […]