How Many Babysitters Should I Add to My Roster?
We generally recommend having a minimum of three babysitters on your roster, but in some cases we recommend even more, depending on how often you need a sitter.
Many parents assume they will meet one babysitter who is always available when they need them, and who will remain their babysitter as their family grows. While this is an ideal situation, it often doesn’t work out that way.
Babysitters are busy, too! They have weekends away, long-term vacations, parties to attend; and as they get older, they may stop babysitting when they have children of their own.
That’s why we suggest building a roster of babysitters your family loves—it’s the best way to ensure having great childcare coverage when you need it.
And when you are a Datenight Babysitting Member, you have access to our entire roster of babysitters! This means that if none of your added babysitters are available, you can send a request to the other babysitters on our roster—so you are always covered for the dates you need!
Never say “no” to an event again. Meet some great babysitters today!