Here's what you need to know about choosing a babysitter, including how to find a sitter that fits, and how to ready the kids for your time away.

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10 Tips From a Teenage Babysitter
Just because you're paying them to care for your kids doesn't mean you don't have a job to do, too. Consider this a crash course in teen babysitter etiquette.
You Won't Believe How Much the Average U.S. Parent Is Paying for a Babysitter
UrbanSitter's new 2020 survey reveals some interesting stats about how much parents across the country are paying for in-home child care.
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.
Can't Get a Babysitter for December 10? Here's Why
A new survey has uncovered some interesting data about babysitters and pet-sitters around the holidays.
8 Totally Awkward Babysitter Encounters
Babysitters are lifesavers (literally!) but sometimes, things get messy. Our editors share the awkward and embarrassing moments they've had with their sitters.
Would You Hire a Teenage Boy as Your Babysitter?
When friends told one mom it was "dangerous" to hire a male babysitter, she took to Reddit to ask for a second opinion.

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Should Abuela Be Your Babysitter?
She loves your kids as her own and will do anything for you, but is Grandma the right person to be your babysitter?