Once you've decided on a possible babysitter, it's a great idea to give them a trial period. I plan to invite the babysitter over a few times to watch my children while I am at home with them (great time to do some deep cleaning around the house). It's a great way to help you decide if they are a good fit for your kids. Since I'll be home, I will be paying less than I would if I were out. After the trial period, I'll increase her pay for the times I am out of the house.
Do you have helpful tips on finding a babysitter? I'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment and share your story. Thank you!