Paying for a babysitter can be expensive, and it's often hard to find babysitters you trust. We set up a babysitting swap to save money and leave our children in good hands.
Time Required: Indefinite
Gather Friends: Find a group of parents who are also in need of babysitting. You can find other moms through a local moms club.
Establish a Swap: We use tickets to swap. You can use anything that will easily track the hours. When we swap, we exchange one ticket per hour per child of babysitting.
Agree on Guidelines: We met as a group to determine our guidelines. Each parent must fill out an information sheet for their home and their child. When you need a babysitter you send an email to the group. Each person responds on whether or not they can babysit at the time needed.
- Make the guidelines simple to avoid added stress.
- Encourage your child to get to know the other kids and sitters by establishing a playgroup to accompany the babysitting swap.
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