How to Help Your Toddler Benefit from Technology

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...
Do Most Nannies Cook, Clean or do Other Housework?

Do Most Nannies Cook, Clean or do Other Housework?

We get asked a lot by parents hiring their first nanny if it’s fair to expect that their nanny do housework, cook, and clean. It seems as if most parents believe that, especially during downtime like naps, the nanny take care of some various other tasks...
Should I Pay My Nanny Under The Table?

Should I Pay My Nanny Under The Table?

Looking for a reliable nanny? Use our custom search to find a nanny in your area! When interviewing nannies, one of the most common things that will get brought up is how payment will work. We cover one of the most common questions, whether or not you should pay your...