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I’m nervous about hiring a babysitter! Any advice?!

Hey mamas! My baby is 5 months now and we’ve only left her with my parents and in-laws. The thought of leaving her with a sitter terrifies me! My partner says that I have nothing to worry about, but any tips to calm my nerves would be much appreciated :)

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Monique posted February 5

This is totally relatable! I feel you. I found my sitter through my brother and his husband who live in the area–it helped to get a recommendation from someone I trusted. I definitely would say to just ask around because it helps to gather some “reviews” first! 0 Likes
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Pati posted February 5

Ah it was so hard when I had to leave my little one with a sitter for the first time! Luckily, it gets easier each time, esp once you find someone you trust. Have you tried care.com or any mommy Facebook groups? People are always sharing good recs! Good luck, you’ve got this. 0 Likes

Tonya posted February 6

Go with your 1st thought and that gut feeling !!! That’s your intuition speaking to you ... 0 Likes
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Dee posted February 6

I’m a licensed daycare provider and I truly understand! Pickup a little early without calling, by saying your phone is dead that’s why I couldn’t call to key I know I was coming early. And always go by your child’s feelings, know the difference between a tantrum or fear! 0 Likes
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Lori posted February 6

Reach out to licensed day care providers!We are licensed. Fingerprinted, up to date with physicals, and monitored by the state. 0 Likes
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Cynthia Borjon posted February 6

Follow your intuition. I'm a daycare provider and I always tell parents to listen to their gut. 1 Like

Vibion Pullins posted February 6

Be sure they have referrals. Actually call the referrals to ask questions at the person. 0 Likes
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Nelda posted February 6

I I had lots of problems myself finding a daycare there are many things to count on for example safety, clean environment feel comfortable and confident remember is your precious little one. 0 Likes

Valjean posted February 9

Word of mouth. Finding someone through someone that you know. You can always fingerprint them for yourself. Please look at more than one person and a its a.good idea to have someone else with you when you do.your interviews. 0 Likes
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