Childcare

Today, you have lots of different childcare options. Here you'll learn about childcare basics, and find information about daycare, babysitters, and nannies.

You Won't Believe How Much the Average U.S. Parent Is Paying for a Babysitter

UrbanSitter's new 2017 survey reveals some interesting stats about how much parents across the country are paying for in-home child care.

8 Tips for Choosing Child Care

How to size up a child-care situation and pick the best one.

Essential Child-Care Questions

What to ask when choosing a child-care facility.

Starting a Family Day Care

Want to stay at home with your kids and earn an income?

Childcare Conundrums, Solved

No childcare situation is perfect. Here are some common complaints and possible solutions.

4 Steps to Finding a Super Babysitter

With a little preparation, stepping out doesn't have to be a leap of faith.

Introducing Solid Foods to Baby

When and how to add new tastes and textures to your baby's diet.

Child Care: Day Care Safety Checklist

What to look for when visiting prospective day care centers and family day care homes.

What Makes a Great Daycare

An insider's guide to choosing a high-quality program for your child.

The Child-Care Crisis

We all want to leave our kids in capable hands when we go to work, but finding--and affording--good care is a burden that families shouldn't have to shoulder alone.

Granny as Nanny

Who better to care for your child? No need to check references, and the price is right! But consider a few things before asking a family member to be your chief babysitter.

Top 15 Things to Know About Childcare

Hiring a caregiver? Don't fret--there are some great babysitters out there. Here are 15 pointers to help you find the one who's right for you and your child.

This Bachelor Parody Is the Babysitter Reality Show We Didn't Know We Needed

If you feel like finding the perfect babysitter rivals the most dramatic dating show ever, you're not alone.

Moms Confess: I Love My Babysitter Except When She...

The What's Up Moms love their babysitters, except when... they don't. Do you recognize any of these annoying babysitter behaviors?

Child Care: Should You Hire a Family Member?

More grandparents than ever before are caregivers for their grandchildren. Before "Nana" becomes "Nanny," watch our video for some pointers.

Child Care: How to Find Quality Child Care

Need to go back to work after maternity leave? Here's how to find the best child care for your baby or toddler.

"I'm Afraid My Baby Will Like Her Caregiver More Than Me!"

It's not uncommon to fear baby's attachment to another woman.

Hiring Grandma

The pros and cons of having your mom as baby's caregiver.

Day Care and Babies With Special Needs

If you have a baby with special needs, you'll need to find a day-care center that you can completely trust with your child. Here are some tips for finding the perfect child care.

Print It! Babysitter Checklist

Have you updated your emergency contact info lately?

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Day Care Center

Ready to choose a day care center? Watch for tips to help you choose the best one.

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny

Ready to choose a nanny? Learn how to select the perfect babysitter for your child.

Moms Speak out on Horrifying Babysitter Moments

Hear some funny -- and some not-so-funny -- babysitter stories from other moms.

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