Bambino Sitters Blog


Bambino Sitters knows that parenting is not easy, and neither is babysitting! These are kids we're talking about so it probably isn't designed to be. The Bambino Blog is filled with parenting hacks, sitter tips, and other info we think you'll find useful.

Overworked Moms Credit Babysitters for Sanity!

Overworked Moms Credit Babysitters for Sanity!

Moms work an average of 98 hours per week! And if she's lucky she gets just a smidge over an hour to herself every day. What does she credit for her sanity?! Babysitters!  (and baby wipes, of course)

Featured Babysitter from Gainesville, Florida

Featured Babysitter from Gainesville, Florida

Jessica R. from Gainesville, FL is our newest featured babysitter on our babysitter app called Bambino.  We have babysitters like Jessica all around the country! Find, book and pay in the Bambino Sitters app!

Summer Reading Sets Kids Ahead

Summer Reading Sets Kids Ahead

Summer reading helps kids advance in their ability and level while school is on break. Bambino wants to send you a new release!

How to Prepare for a Sitter

How to Prepare for a Sitter

Here are 5 steps you can take to ensure you get out the door without a hitch when your babysitter comes.

App Updates Coming Soon

App Updates Coming Soon

Coming very soon are some really important app updates.

In-app messaging: In the latest version of the Bambino app, there will be the ability for parents and sitters to message one another straight through the app. No more switching between platforms, now the parent can check in right through the messaging feature in the app. Need to stay out later? No problem. Just touch messages and clear it with your sitter. 

Simplified booking: Along with a new look and feel, the booking process has been simplified. Through easy quick-glance homescreens, a parent can see when sitters have responded, if it's necessary to add more sitters to a request, or when it's time to confirm a sitter and firm-up your plans for your night out. On the sitter homescreen, sitters can see what booking requests are still pending, details about upcoming sits, and if they've missed out on any opportunities by failing to respond quickly. 

Sitter starts and stops the clock: Beginning soon, it will be in the sitter's hands to stop the clock at the end of a sit.  The clock will still start automatically at the designated time, and from now on the sitter will stop the clock when the parent returns, then submits the hours for confirmation. The parent will confirm the hours and make adjustments if necessary. Then payment still happens straight through the app and a parent has a chance to rate their sitter every single time.

We will alert you when it's time to update your app.

In the meantime, rest assured that we are constantly improving so that you can find a trusted sitter whenever you need one; making at least one part of parenting easier than it once was.

Brain Building Superfoods!

Brain Building Superfoods!

Build your kiddo's brain (and yours while you're at it!) with these top Superfoods.

Brain foods are foods that are high in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.  Eat them daily for good health and smarts!

  1. Avocado - It's actually a fruit, you know! And this power fruit encourages healthy blood flow which helps with healthy brain function. Eating a quarter of an avocado a day is a great way to up brain power.
  2. Berries - One of the top Superfoods anywhere on the planet! They're packed with antioxidants to help prevent memory loss and reduce the effects of stress on the brain.  Acai berries, blueberries and strawberries have been shown to slow the decline of cognitive functions as we age.   
  3. Eggs - The choline in egg yolks help with memory and the entire egg is a good source of protein which is key to better cognitive abilities.  
  4. Fish - One of the best sources of essential fatty acids (EFAs), fish contains the things our brains can't function without.  There are two types of EFAs, omega-6 and omega-3.  We get lots of the omega-6 variety from eggs, nuts and green vegetables.  But omega-3s are harder to come by, except when we turn to fish.  They're found in high numbers in wild salmon, sardines, mackerel and other deep-water fish.
  5. Nuts - It's the essential fatty acids in nuts that helps your brain to communicate, cell to cell.  Plus they're packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts and walnuts are particularly perfect.  

 

 

Tips for Successful Spring Break Packing!

Tips for Successful Spring Break Packing!

Aaah, Spring Break.  You've booked your flight, chosen the hotel, now all you have to do is get there!  

Follow these 5 packing tips to get you on your way!

  1. Pack for five days, no more:  Regardless of how long you'll be getting away, you should pack clothes with five days in mind.  There are always ways to wash and dry clothes, even if it's just in the hotel sink.
  2. Use packing cubes:  This will help you keep what you pack to a minimum, and contain it nicely.  It's been suggested that, for any length of trip, adults can pack in two packing cubes while children get one cube each.
  3. Go for monochromatic:  You've heard it before but I'll say it again, take clothes that mix and match.  Especially if you have kids who like to dress themselves.  Pack them clothes that will match regardless of the top and bottom they pick out.
  4. Remember the sunscreen and medications for the kids:  You never know what will happen on the road and finding a pharmacy in a strange town isn't often convenient or easy.
  5. Print your itinerary in multiples:  In each piece of luggage, include a copy of your complete intinerary including dates, flights, hotel addresses, and your home address.  If your luggage gets lost, this could help it find its way to you.

Now get out of here and have some fun!!

xo

Mama-Bino