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.

5 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SELECTING A BABYSITTER

5 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SELECTING A BABYSITTER

1.  The biggest mistake you can make is to hire a sitter without hearing what other parents (preferably parents you know and trust) say about him or her.  Recommendations by a friend mean everything!

    2.  Budgets are almost never tighter then when you’re a parent, but placing too much emphasis on a sitter’s rate might not be the best idea. What seems like a big hourly rate difference might only mean the cost of a glass of wine or two coffees over the course of the night.

    3.  Never leave your kids with someone you’re not sure about.  If you’re not certain they’re a great fit, then schedule a trial sit first.  Have them meet you at your home or a neutral place and watch your kids interact to gauge their response first.

    4.  Leaving the house too quickly when it’s a new sitter can be a big mistake. Make sure she knows where the emergency numbers are listed, where the closest bathroom is, and what’s behind that scary looking cellar door!

    5.  Don’t hide a sitter cam! If you want to install a camera to keep an eye on the home and scene while you’re away, be sure you tell your sitter about it ahead of time.  Not doing so can make them feel undermined and inadequate and could put you in a tricky position later.

The Art of Tidying Up….for Families

The Art of Tidying Up….for Families

Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,  recently came out with her own Netflix show.  And while the book was met with rave reviews, many parents struggled with a lot of her ideas.  Things like only keeping items that “spark joy” - as if sippy cups and potty chairs “spark joy”!

But it seems she does have a few tips that could work for a family like yours.

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  1. Organize drawers the right way

    Marie says that the clothes in our drawers (think t’shirts) should always be folded and displayed front to back, rather than in stacks that you have to dig through, making them a mess in the process.

  2. Give everything a home

    Whether it’s socks in the sock drawer, stuffed animals in the right bin, or simply a spot on the floor for the lego towers, everything in your house should have a home. Then when you ask your kids to help you tidy up, they know where things should go.

  3. Make it fun

    Easier said than done, yes, but music and an upbeat attitude can help with tidying up as much as dinner prep and even bedtime. So put on your dancing shoes and get to work! *NOTE: *has also been known to entice kids to jump in and help. :)

Guest Post by Marathon-Mama Natalie Mitchel from NatRunsFar.com

Guest Post by Marathon-Mama Natalie Mitchel from NatRunsFar.com

What happens when a marathon-running mama has to leave her 3 kids behind to head to Sacramento for a whole weekend? She crosses the finish line with ease knowing her kids are being cared for by a few super fun and capable Bambino Sitters!

Bambino Gift Cards spell Free Babysitting for all of your mom friends!

Bambino Gift Cards spell Free Babysitting for all of your mom friends!

As a parent yourself, wouldn't it be great if someone gave you a card pre-loaded with hours of free babysitting?!  I can hardly think of anything better.

Just in time for the holidays, we've launched Bambino Gift Cards!  

Available in all increments, they make the perfect gift for teachers, mama-friends, cousins, siblings, and so many others. 

Call 844-622-6246 to order over the phone.  We'll send you an e-gift card that you can email or print and wrap up.  Gift list....check!

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xoxo

Mama-Bino

Your Emergency Contact Sheet

Your Emergency Contact Sheet

A printable Emergency Contact Information Sheet to make your home life a little bit easier.

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.