Are you leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time? This can be a hard transition for you and your child. But, we have some tips that can help the first time you leave your child with a babysitter.
Leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time? Whether this is the first night out since baby was born or you’re returning to work after being a stay at home mom for 5 years. Leaving your kids at the babysitter is never easy! However, with the right tools, you will have no problem leaving your baby at the babysitters for the first time.
Find a babysitter everyone loves
When it comes to finding a babysitter, go with one that everyone loves. What does that mean? Well, don’t go with the first babysitter you meet, unless you’re super sold on them. The #1 key to everyone being happy is to find a babysitter that everyone loves. It may take meeting several babysitters to find one that everyone loves, but it’s worth the search and the wait.
Let your babies meet the babysitter beforehand
A lot of stress and anxiety comes down to your kids not knowing who the babysitter is. One way to combat this stress is by letting your kids meet the babysitter beforehand. Let them meet her and play with her, so they know her and she knows them. A built-up relationship beforehand is a great way to help relieve this transition.
Ask for pictures from the babysitter
When you go from seeing your babies every day to not being able to give them a kiss anytime you want, this can be hard. Ask the babysitter to send you pictures every once in a while. Ask them to also send you an update. It’s so nice to get pictures and updates from the babysitter, letting you know that they’re doing just fine.
Give it time
When it comes to leaving your babies at the babysitter, give it some time. It’s going to take time for your kids and yourself to get used to going to the babysitter. It doesn’t mean this is a bad thing, it just means your family needs time to adjust. Every new beginning needs some time for adjustment. Keep this in mind as you leave your babies at the babysitter for the first time.
Thousands of moms work and there isn’t anything you should feel guilty about. Helping to provide for your kids is something you should be proud of. What tips would you give someone leaving their babies at a babysitter for the first time?
Want more tips on babysitting? Maybe wondering if your oldest child is old enough to babysit? We have a post on that too!