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Looking for websited to search and contact sitters for free.

Every site I have gone to, Sitters.com and Care.com charge to contact the sitters. Is there anything out there that is free?

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jodim828

Asked by jodim828 at 11:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • craigslist? but scary....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Maybe you could ask a high school in your area if you can post something there to see if anyone is interested in babysitting. Those sites probably charge because they have to do background checks.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 12:06 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • I don't know if it's free or not, and it's not a website. But you could try contacting your local YMCA or Red Cross and see if they have a list of people who have completed their baby sitting certification classes. Of course, you'll still have to do a check on them - those classes are only for things like First Aide, etc - not to screen abusers or anything.

    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • The sites that charge do so because they are safe.. they do full background checks, history, references, etc etc..
    KalebsMommee

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 12:27 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Oh, and if you're wanting to look online, maybe go to your local paper's website. Usually, you can look at the classified ads there for free, and you could possibly find a sitter listed there, too. Though again, you're going to have to look into them and do your own background / reference checks.
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:27 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Really didn't knw care.com and sittercity charge I have a account wit both and no one seems to have a problem contacting me when they need a sitter
    HANNAHSMOMMY25

    Answer by HANNAHSMOMMY25 at 12:28 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

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