Do the introductions before the night-of
Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Before I babysit for the first time, have me come over and meet your child for a few minutes while you’re home. If you can’t do that, show your child a picture of me ahead of time. (I can probably text you one.) It really helps the kids feel more comfortable before you leave me with them. Follow these tips to hire a babysitter you can really trust.
Make a big deal when I arrive
Jacob Lund/Shutterstock It sounds like such a small thing, but if you open the door, give me a hug and act excited to see me, the kids think, “Oh, Mom really likes her. She must be OK.”