How to Screen a Babysitter for Your Kids

One of the most worrying things as a parent is the idea of leaving your children somewhere. The most ideal situation is to obviously leave them with someone you can trust, such as a family member or close friend, but unfortunately, sometimes that’s not an option. The only other option is to get a babysitter, but how can you find a babysitter you can trust with your child? Here are some good ideas to keep in mind.


This by far is the best thing you can do to find out if a babysitter is the real deal. References from other parents who have used the babysitter plenty of times before will certainly give you peace of mind that you can trust them. This also applies to babysitters who are trying to get into the game and don’t have much experience. What they lack in experience, it’s possible that a trusted reference vouching for their good character will more than make up for it.


This isn’t necessarily a way to “screen” a babysitter, but it is a good way to make sure they’re doing their job. We don’t mean to hammer home the idea that you should be a helicopter parent, but in this case, it’s completely valid. If you have a nanny-cam in your home, you’ll be able to see what’s going on in your house at all times. Whoever you hired as a babysitter will know this, and they’ll be sure to be taking care of your kids in the best way they can.