Babysitting

Top Sites

1

Care.com

Most popular child care site globally. Owned by IAC

2

UrbanSitter

Last-minute bookings in urban areas

3

Sittercity

Established site with a range of child care services

4

Sitter.com

Contact all of your favorite sitters at once. Owned by CareGuide Inc

  Advice  

  • Before you take the search online, talk to local friends and family to see if they have recommendations.


Evaluate sites and sitters based on the features most important to you, e.g.:

  • Reviews 

  • Background check 

  • Language

  • Schedule

  • Virtual babysitting option (sitter assists with homework, making crafts & playing games) 

  • Price range 

  • Website’s pricing 


  • Note that some sites are free for first responders and seniors for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Bambino

Secure & based on recommendations. Requires a Facebook account

Helpr

Focused on providing working parents with high-quality,
affordable backup care

Komae

Childcare exchange site with emphasis on networking within the community

SeekingSitters

Let someone else find the perfect sitter for you

SittingAround

Free babysitting exchange with an emphasis on community

Zum

Find transportation for your kids in the San Francisco Bay Area

eNannySource.com

Long-term nannies

* Footnote:

There are no footnotes or disclaimers for the websites listed on this page