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Finding the Best Babysitters in Boston: UrbanSitter Review

Babysitting in BostonAs a work at home mom, I don’t need childcare on a regular basis.  But when I do need to find a sitter, I want to make sure that I’m finding someone who is respected and has a referral from other parents like me.  So, when I heard that UrbanSitter was expanding, I thought it would be a great way to find babysitters in Boston.

UrbanSitter is easy to use.  You just have to sign up for a free account, and either post a job by when you need someone, or search availability online.  Participating babysitters update their availability regularly.  Once you search, you can review the results to see who is available.  The nice thing about UrbanSitter is that you’ll also see which of your friends has recommended the sitter, as well as the sitter’s rates, qualifications, and exclusions (for example, whether they will work in a home with pets).  Some UrbanSitter babysitters also accept payment online, so you can pay with a credit card which is so much more convenient than dealing with cash when you are trying to race home.

Since I live in the suburbs, I’m not necessarily looking for babysitting in Boston, so it’s great that UrbanSitter will only show me babysitters that are willing to come to my town.  Since Boston is still one of the beta cities, the results are fairly limited, but I’m still seeing a handful of qualified sitters.  I’m confident that they will continue to grow.

To learn more about UrbanSitter, visit their website.

Win it!  I have a $60 credit to UrbanSitter to giveaway to one lucky Mom’s Favorite Stuff reader.  Since the site is free, you can use the credit for a participating sitter that allows for online payments.  You don’t need to use this for babysitters in Boston – you can also use it in other participating areas – San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Boulder, St. Louis, Chicago, NYC, Boston and LA.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of UrbanSitter.  All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. We never get enough nights out! I love being able to book a sitter online, so easy.

  2. It would be great to have a resource to find a sitter for daytime hours.

  3. I like UrbanSitter a lot and would quickly and easily use a $60 credit! :)

  4. We have not yet used a babysitter other than the grandparents, and this would be good incentive to give a real babysitter a try :-)

  5. Karen Gonyea says:

    It’s a great resource.

  6. Stephanie Larison says:

    This would be great to use when hubby and I want a night out, it’s so hard to find someone since we are newer to the area with not much family close.

  7. We have been searching for a babysitter for months!

  8. Kim Burnett says:

    It seems like a great resource

  9. Babysitters are a big help for mothers most specially when they’re having sleepless nights or they have day job. But, parents should not forget that it is still very important that you are the one taking care of your child.

  10. This would be so wonderful to have.

  11. Jamie Martin says:

    I feel like I never get a night out on the town!

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