When did you first leave your LO with a "stranger" babysitter - i.e. not a family member or close friend. We don't have family in the area, so it's hard for my husband and I to get out. He's VERY reluctant to get any sort of babysitter other than a friend. DD is 15 months old now, and she's never been left with a "stranger." Granted, I wouldn't go get someone off the street to watch her...but if a mom friend recommends a good babysitter that she uses on a regular basis, I feel pretty comfortable with that. Hubby does not.