We used sittercity.com. I would’ve felt more comfortable finding a sitter that one of our friends or family knew... but we were in the situation that everybody we knew that has kids didn’t have a sitter. We just paid for a month subscription, interviewed a few people and found one person we really liked. And then found a “backup” sitter. We let her know that she was our backup that we were going to keep her number on us just in case. How it works... you post a job and sitters apply for them. You can see their profile and message them. Some already have background checks ran on them and you can see that and request a copy. It also lists if they are cpr and first aid certified.
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