How Not to Lose a Sitter in 10 Days
Arrive home at your expected time, and call on the rare occasion when you're running late. Yep, your sitter has a life beyond your baby.
Forget about Super Nanny; she's only on TV! Think about it: It's not that easy for you to care for your child, do the laundry, and keep his room clean; same goes for your sitter. She may be a professional, but she's human.
Pay her the going rate. You want her to feel like a million, not a bargain.
Make her comfy in your home. Invite her to nosh from the fridge and make necessary phone calls. After all, she's your new part-time family member...and a valuable one at that.
Trust her, and make it clear that you do. It's fine to request daily notes but asking her to keep an overly detailed log is a sure way to have her run screaming from the house.