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what is the best way to go about looking for a child or 2 to babysit for extra money?

i am a sahm of a 7 month old, i dont want to work outside the home, i dont want my child in daycare due to personal reasons......
so another child or 2 for extra money....what would be the best way to go about looking?
what do you think?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Money & Work

Answers (4)
  • I think there are some websites that you can register on as a babysitter. Or you can post a flier or two around at supermarkets. If you have friends with kids, then have them pass your info around their circles.

    Answer by Lacey1012 at 10:17 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • You have to be careful because in some states it is illegal to tend children outside of family members without being licensed by the state. If you are licensed there is generally a directory they will put you in so others can see how many stars you have and get your information.

    You can also make fliers to put in your local gas station with those little pull of tabs on the bottom with your information. Or an ad in the paper.

    Good luck. But to be honest, people are generally pretty uptight about who watches their children...naturally. So *most* people prefer a licensed provider because they feel a little safer. Also you'll need good references. It's not just like applying for a regular job. People are leaving their most prized possession in your care and you are going to be under a LOT of scrutiny.

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:24 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • You're best bet would be if you already know family or friends that are in need of a sitter. Or if your family and friends have friends that need someone.

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:24 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Craigslist works very good!

    Answer by customcat2000 at 10:49 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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