After a long maternity leave after the birth, the first preparation we must do to get back to the office is to choose a right Babysitter or caregiver. So what should we do when selecting a caregiver, so that the child will be in good hands? Here’s a guide:
Collect as many as references.
Ask your friends, family, or neighbors where they get their children caregivers. Recommendations from the closest people will lead us to a trusted caregiver provider agent. Do not hesitate also to ask the caregivers of people closest to us, whether they have friends they can recommend.
Choose one who already has experience with babysitting.
Once you locate a provider of reliable caregivers, please narrow your search by telling them that you are looking for experienced one, and then deepen with a live interview on the prospective caregiver that they choose. Ask specific questions like, what would you do if my child does not stop crying for 10 minutes? In what ways do you choose to calm him down? Or ask also what would she do if the child has a fever?
See first how their interactions with the children.
Although our kids are still very young, we could ask their opinion. It is done by seeing the interactions between the prospective caregiver to our children. When our children feel comfortable in a short time, then the prospective caregiver can be included to the list of options.