7 Things You Should Know about Your Babysitter ...


I thought that changing poopy diapers was the scariest thing about motherhood but as it turned out, it’s really about doing your research about things you should know about your babysitter.

Doing this requires the skills of a detective, journalist, and fortune teller.

I can still remember the first time I left my twins home with two nannies and I swear I called every 10 minutes to check if they are okay.

I asked some friends about things you should know about your babysitter and I compiled them in the list below.

1. Previous Clients

When looking for a babysitter, it’s best to ask friends and family members if their babysitters are free on the date and time you need a sitter.

They will usually tell you who's great with the kids and who eats the food in the fridge.

You learn a lot about things you should know about your babysitter from the testimonials of their previous clients, so do your research and ask questions.

2. Full Contact Details

Ask for her mobile phone number, landline number, and email address.

These details are usually on her CV but ask nevertheless.

You are sending a message that you are taking notes and you don’t just trust her because she flashes a million-dollar smile.

3. Medical History

I always do background checks on my babysitters.

Am I overreacting?


Better safe than sorry.

You wouldn’t leave your wallet to a total stranger because it holds precious items like your cards and money.

Our children are the most precious jewels of this world so my friend Jenny said, “I require a medical certificate from my babysitter saying that she is healthy and fit to serve as my children’s babysitter.”

4. Criminal Records

I don’t know what else to call this point, perhaps, psychological readiness?

But that’s too technical.

But you get my point, right?

I am of the belief that it’s better to be extra careful than to be caught off guard.

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