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Need Advise!

I am having to find a new babysitter for my two children. I dont know anyone, so it will have to be someone I have never met before. It scares me to death! Any advise?

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Asked by LoveMyKids0203 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Meet with them and interview them before you leave your kids with them. Bring your kids to meet them as well. See how they interact. Talk to other parents that take their children there. Do your research!

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 2:52 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Thank you! I am just so stressed over this!!!

    Comment by LoveMyKids0203 (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I completely understand! It's hard enough to leave them with people you DO know sometimes, let alone trusting a stranger. Good luck.

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 3:34 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Can you get a referral from another mom you do know? Someone at the kids' school or at church? I am paranoid enough, that I would take a copy of their driver's license, or if it's a teenager/non-driver, talk to their mom too. HUGS to you. I understand.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:00 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • It's best if you ask around and maybe find a sitter someone else has used or knows of than getting a complete stranger

    Answer by Momabear455 at 7:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Thanks for all of your advise. It is a referral from another Mom, but I am still very nervous since I do not know her. She will be watching both kids full time. Sometimes I just wish I could quit my job, and stay home with my babies! Then I know they're in good care! Thanks again!

    Comment by LoveMyKids0203 (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

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