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April 3rd, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I was wondering how often everyone needs babysitting today and how do you get babysitting.
Do you use a sitter? Friends?

If you use a sitter, where do you go find it? Wanted to make sure it's someone I can trust.

Thanks
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April 5th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Sometimes we use my husbands mother or her regular sitter. I needed a sitter from time to time like when her daycare was closed a week or when she is sick and i HAVE to come into work. Mostly we get a sitter for date nights though. We usually do this once a month. I used sittercity.com and have found 2 that i love and rotate if one is busy if MIL can't do it. You can run them background checks and etc. I ran them on the ones i considered to interview and went from there. Also how my child reacts to them when they first meet them and also when she comes back and just mommy-intuition. Sometimes you can just get a creepy vibe lol. So far i have two great ladies that we do love. Also some parents review some of them on there as well and i always check references
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April 14th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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We can usually get a friend to come over so we can take some time to ourselves. I've never hired a babysitter I didn't already know. I am nervous about new people.
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April 14th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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I use family and friends to baby sit my kids. I have a special needs child and both of my kids have food allergies. I don't trust just anyone.
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May 21st, 2013, 01:00 AM
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My 3rd cousin and my mom who is here on vacation takes care of my child during most of the day, me and my husband takes care of him during the evening.
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June 23rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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My parents live close by, so only my parents watch my kids. I would never hire a stranger, even if they came with good credentials. You have to be so careful. Do you have any good friends that could watch your kids from time to time?
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October 23rd, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Does that mean that no one else uses Sitter City or Care dot com?
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