Janet Banister uses a babysitter a few times a month. Her kids are all under the age of nine, so she's pretty picky when it comes to hiring one. Experts say that's the right attitude to have.
Tracey Flowers said, "How would you handle anything else? You're not gonna, if you've got that gnawing hesitation, then maybe this isn't the right babysitter." Since Janet's children are young, she does some extra prep work before her sitter arrives.
to kids having these precautions in place can give you peace of mind while you're away from home.
Experts say parents should also look at a potential babysitter's energy level. if there's not a lot of excitement during an initial meeting, there won't be much for your children either.
In 2007, there were 24.8 million children five and under living in the U.S. as the holidays near, many parents of young children will need the services of a babysitter. Parents need to do an interview, ask for references and set ground rules before agreeing to hire a sitter.