It used to be fairly common for parents of previous generations to either recruit a relative such as an aunt, uncle or grandparent to watch their child if they needed some time off for a night out at a fancy restaurant.
Nowadays, if parents can’t recruit a trusted relative or friend to watch their child, then they hire a professional sitter and make sure that they have the necessary experience and credentials in order to take care of children.
Yvonne Godfrey, author and parenting expert joined The Parent Squad on The Weekend Collective to share her advice on finding the perfect babysitter.