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Best Babysitters

  1. Care
  2. Sitter City
  3. Phone A Babysitter
  4. Care 4 Hire
  5. Urban Sitter

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Best Babysitter Agencies for May 2019

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Babysitter Agencies

The days of easily finding a quality neighborhood babysitter are over. Today, working moms and dads find that their hectic schedules are not conducive with getting to know their responsible neighborhood teenagers. Finding a babysitter you can rely on, and that puts you at ease while away, is a rare find.

Instead, many parents use services where they can find quality babysitters, right in their neighborhood. For a fair price, you can review hundreds of profiles and pictures of qualified babysitters. Even those parents looking for babysitters to care for a child with behavior challenges or a disability can find good, experienced babysitters to choose from.


Care offers an excellent babysitter service at an affordable price. Free background checks and the largest database of potential babysitters put it at the top of our list.

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Sitter City is a solid company with a well functioning website. We would have liked to have seen background checks included on all providers but otherwise appreciated the free 7 day trial.

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Phone a Babysitter is a no frills database of potential babysitters - many younger than 18. We didn't like the lack of search functionality, pictures and missing background checks.

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Care4Hire has been in operation for more than 30 years, connecting parents with babysitters and other caregivers in their area. The service lets you browse for free after entering your zip code, and you can get a no-cost 7-day trial of their full service. Membership fees are affordable, and most metro areas have a good range of available babysitters. But, Care4Hire doesn't pre-screen people who register, leaving that up to parents.

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UrbanSitter is one of the most technologically-advanced babysitter referral services on the market, harnessing the power of social networking to connect parents with babysitters that are already trusted by people they know. This service is ideal for people living in big cities, and is popular with parents who need someone last-minute. But, the company has gotten a lot of negative feedback, from an "F" rating at the BBB to numerous complaints from both babysitters and parents.

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However, babysitter services can vary greatly in what they have to offer. Before you jump online to find a babysitter for your children, you should consider the following:

  • Background checks. Are background checks already completed on the babysitters that are offered? What aspects are checked?
  • Fees. What does each babysitter company charge for their service, and what does that specifically include?
  • Selection. A service with thousands of babysitters will result in a higher chance of success finding a quality babysitter. How large is the database of candidates?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best babysitter services available today. We hope these reviews help you find a babysitter you can feel confident with!

Babysitters In The News

Bovine babysitters give Mom a break

When Mom wants to dine out, what does she do with the kids? Getting a babysitter is an option. Believe it or not, cows do the same. Cows come in many personalities. One cow, Star, doesn't care if ...

Published:  Mon, 20 May 2019 19:36:00 GMT

A 3-year-old was gone for hours. Her babysitters never called police or looked for her

When Kennewick police officers arrived at Robert and April Still's apartment Wednesday, the couple hadn't started looking for the missing child they were babysitting. That visit from officers was ...

Published:  Fri, 17 May 2019 17:45:00 GMT

Babysitters arrested after 3-year-old found wandering along busy Kennewick street

Two people are in jail for letting a 3-year-old wander alone near busy 10th Avenue Wednesday morning. Passersby spotted the girl around West 10th Avenue and South Olympia Street at 9:30 a.m. and ...

Published:  Wed, 15 May 2019 13:47:00 GMT

Kraft will hire babysitters for moms who want a break this Mother's Day

Attention Moms - Kraft wants to hire you a babysitter this Mother's Day. Yes, it's true! Money ...

Published:  Thu, 09 May 2019 09:20:09 GMT

Women confess the outrageous reasons they've refused to date single dads - from ending up as free babysitters to jealous exes interrupting sex

Fabulous Digital meets three women who don't want to come second best and refuse to date men with little ones There are just some of the controversial and brutally honest reasons women gave on Whisper ...

Published:  Mon, 13 May 2019 03:42:00 GMT

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