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Has Anyone used to find a babysitter?

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Just wondering if anyone has used the online service to find a babysitter. I just feel like with all the  horrible  things happening to kids these days, that I wouldn't trust ANYONE to watch my kids.... especially a stranger from the internet.

What do you guys think?

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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I have and I also used to list myself on that site. I was cautious though.....much more cautious than some of the families I interviewed with. I even got a few families who wanted me to come the same day without even meeting first. I thought they were crazy and said no. I ran a background check, interviewed, checked references, and then we had them come a few times when we were home before leaving them with our kids. We've done that with 4 babysitters now. Only 1 didn't work out. She was great with my oldest but just had a personality clash with my daughter. I think that can happen with even the best babysitter at some point though and I would still recommend her.
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by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Not for me.
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

No but I've heard great stuff about sitter

im more comfy with using recommendations from friends/neighbors

by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM

I have and had great luck with it. I get the background check and call references.  Plus the first few times they sit the kids I'm here so I can see how everything goes. It's a great way for me to get some office work done and screen at the same time. My ds who is slow to warm to people has actually requested to see the sitters again. 

I've used  3 different neighbors kids and had nothing but bad experiences. One of them even slapped my kids then 4 and 1 in the face!

by on May. 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM


by on May. 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM

YES!!!! And I have found two great sitters through them.  Highly recommended.

by Kelly on May. 1, 2013 at 5:39 PM
I have not but have considered doing it.
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I've never used it. Whenever me and him need some alone time or going on a date, I'm going to work or school, my family or his family babysits.

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