Thankfully, we have moved close to grandparents who are more than willing to watch Aubryn so that we can have a date night every now and then, but I wonder what I would do if I were new to an area and knew no one.
We have talked about Sittercity before, but more and more I am reminded of what an amazing tool it is for parents! Their main goal is to help you find experienced babysitters and nannies in your area. Search profiles of local babysitters, look through their references and reviews from parents who have hired them. They make a process that can be scary and intimidating safe, simple and totally helpful.
Here are a few reasons why we love them:
Sittercity recently launched an iPhone app, Sitterati, making life that much easier for parents. With the app, you can keep all your favorite sitters organized in one place, create a job and send it to all of your favorites at once, book a sitter directly from the app, and pay them through the app, rather than stopping by the ATM to get cash on your way home.
With this new app, parents can upload their credit cards to make paying their sitters easier, post sitting jobs, and get confirmation when the first sitter responds to a job. They can even text sitters they already know and love and invite them to join Sittercity.
Once your sitters have joined, they can accept your invitations for different jobs through the apps, accept your payments, and see all of the jobs from parents they know in one easy location. It also makes it easier for them to see all of the jobs they are booked for in one location and helps them to stay organized.
Sounds pretty perfect, right?! Even if you don't want to use the Sitterati app to find new sitters in your area, it can be an amazing tool to help you and your current sitters stay organized and make all of your lives a bit easier.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
photo via Sittercity