Even though employers will excuse you for a few months to care for your newborn, this will not go on forever and sooner rather than later you will be required to go back to work if you still want the position to be yours. A sitter is someone you can depend on to hold the fort, but you need to choose wisely. A child is your most precious treasures which means you cannot choose a random sitter. When you are aware of the considerations you have to make in deciding on who the sitter will be, the process will not be that daunting. The wrong choice might mean you will be left hanging most days because the sitter did not show up or he or she quit without giving a notice. It is important to pick someone who has demonstrated good skills and knowledge in the task before. This is why getting references is important because the previous clients will let you know the experiences they had before.
Babysitters need to know what they have to do in case of emergencies which means having basic first-aid and CPR training. Nevertheless, if you find a great babysitter who is yet to undergo this training, you can request that they do so as soon as possible so that they can take the job. Some of them might not have enough funds at the moment to pay for the classes and it will be better if you offer to foot the bill. Take note of the time the person arrives for the meeting because this will reflect on how he or she will be reporting to work. There are no miracles you should be counting on when it comes to punctuality and a person who is late from the start will continue exhibiting such a habit if you taker her in.
Because the babysitter will be spending the better part of the day or night with your child, you should make sure she is good with babies. No matter how desperate you are to get a sitter, a one minute interview is not enough to get all the information you need about the sitter which is why you should probe deeper. Make sure the babysitter goes through a trial session before you decide whether or not to give them the job. Remember that even if it is an observation session the person will be taking care of the child which means he or she still deserves to be paid. The sitter needs to get used to the child and vice versa and this session is as important to the sitter so that he or she can determine if the position is suitable.