Finding the ideal babysitter

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"Looks can be deceiving so you want to make sure that you got a quality person to trust your kids with," said Terryl Graalum

Finding the ideal babysitter may not always be easy. For many years parents have surrounded their children with staff members and other children.

"I feel like I'll get a better judge of their ability to care for my child and just how they are as a person," said Alexis Gmyrek.

Nowadays, finding a baby sitter is almost like searching up your favorite film on Netflix. Websites like care.com, urban sitter, and sitter city, have all become popular outlets for millennial mothers finding a babysitter.

The key to finding the ideal sitter is simple. Lay out your expectations up front.

Assuming that because a person has babysat before, does not mean they will know how to handle your child. It is important to do a background check and check with references.

On urbansitter.com you can go through and screen sitters through video. Potential sitters record videos and post it to the internet, giving parents a feel of who will be watching their children.

If you're new to an area, sittercity.com allows you to find a list of child care providers close to you. A plus to the site is that it focuses on sitters that are CPR and first aid certified in the case of an emergency.

Although all the sites have rating systems, it is recommended that you still interview a potential sitter in person.

Other websites of child care providers are:

eNannySource

NannyJobs.com

Nannies4Hire.com

Nanny Network

College Nannies