How To Make Early Allergen Introduction Easy for Parents & Sitters

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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. […]

2019 Babysitting Rates & Childcare Costs Study

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Wondering how much to pay your babysitter in 2019? According to UrbanSitter and their 8th annual child care study of more than 28,000 families across the U.S., the average hourly babysitting rate is $16.75 for one child and $19.26 for two children. Read on for the average babysitting rates in your city, plus more fun facts.Looking for a babysitter? UrbanSitter unlocks your […]

7 Reasons to Book a Babysitter This Summer

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Why is summer a great time to book a babysitter? Read on to find out:    1. School’s Out For Summer! Summer break is here, which means a whole new schedule for the whole family. Make the transition easier for everyone with a summer sitter or nanny to help with the new routine. Part-time, full-time, anytime. […]

When you need back-up child care

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It’s hard to predict when you’ll need back-up child care. Let’s say the nanny calls in sick or your child can’t go to school or daycare because they’re sick. Where can you turn for reliable backup childcare? We’ll share tips to help you find a baby sitting service or one-day daycare for your last-minute needs. Save […]

Introducing our Summer Sitter Beta Program!

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Looking for a sitter or nanny to help out this summer? There are two ways that UrbanSitter can help. Join our Beta (See below for more details) Post a job on UrbanSitter and get a list of sitters interested in your job. We recommend doing both, and would love your feedback on which process you liked […]

Studies Reveal the Pros and Cons of Daycare

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Does Your Choice of Child Care Effect Your Child’s Development?   Nearly 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care each week, which isn’t surprising since nearly 70 percent of mothers with children age 17 or younger work full or part-time. Almost 30 percent of these kids are enrolled in […]

Is an Au Pair The Right Childcare Solution for You?

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For some families who need live-in childcare, hosting an au pair—a young person who comes to the United States as part of a cultural exchange program and agrees to provide full-time childcare in exchange for housing and a weekly stipend—may be an ideal solution. Let’s take a look at the benefits and limitations of au […]