Creating the Ultimate Sensory Room for Your Toddler

A sensory room is essentially a space where a young child with or without learning disabilities can go to experience calming sensations. They can be customized for any need, budget, and available space. Although most closely associated as a tool for children on the...

Avoiding Triggers When You Have a Toddler with Food Allergies

Having a toddler with a food allergy is a scary situation. Not only are food allergies potentially life-threatening, but young children also do not fully understand the risks associated with coming into contact with an allergy trigger. Our guide discusses important...

How to Help Your Toddler Benefit from Technology

According to many medical experts, babies less than one-and-a-half years old should not have access to technology, specifically computer, tablet, or smartphone screens. Overexposure to these devices has been linked to a variety of concerns, including diminished brain...

LocalBabysitter.com Community Outreach & Sponsorship Pledge

At Local Babysitter we believe in giving back to the community.We are proud to support events, organizations, and non-profits all across the United States that help create a positive environment for children and families. Do you want Local Babysitter to sponsor your...

The Best Toys and Games for Babysitters to Bring to Babysitting Jobs

Any seasoned babysitter will tell you how important it is to come prepared to your caregiving jobs. You can count on your charge’s parents to have some of the essential items you’ll need, like a list of emergency numbers, a first-aid kit, and a disaster evacuation...
Netflix Saves Our Kids From Up To 400 Hours of Commercials a Year

Netflix Saves Our Kids From Up To 400 Hours of Commercials a Year

Even though kids these days are spending more and more times staring into their phones, television screen time is still a dominant source of entertainment for kids 2-11 years old. But the way most children are consuming television these days has shifted. Many homes...
Seattle Daycare Waitlists Are Now Over Two Years Long

Seattle Daycare Waitlists Are Now Over Two Years Long

“We have hundreds of people on our wait list and only a couple dozen spots every year.” Seattle childcare has never been more in-demand. We spoke with 15 non-chain daycare facilities in Seattle and none of them had immediate availability. While most were...
Nanny Care vs. Day Care: What’s the Difference?

Nanny Care vs. Day Care: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re expecting your first child or are adding to your already-established family, determining the right type of child care is crucial. For many, this comes down to hiring a nanny or using a daycare service. There are pros and cons to each, and they both...