sittercity-nanny-sitter-reviewsHere is a guest post from my friend Annie who wanted to share her Sittercity experience:

I really thought I had it all figured out. I had planned to be a hands-on mom. There was just no way anyone could come between my baby and me. It was my first child so I really wanted the best for him. I was excited and anxious all at the same time.

Then finally, my little boy came. At first, it wasn’t so bad. The errands and household chores were manageable. Then the sleepless nights came. This was eventually followed by the nursing part. Then all of a sudden my life was chaotic. My plan had not worked out. I needed help to keep our house in order. There was just no way I could do everything and stay sane. I had to admit to myself that I needed some help around the house. At that point, I also admitted to myself that I needed a nanny. I realized that 100% hands-on moms were just fictional characters.

Convinced and Determined

A lot of my “mommy” friends have nannies. At first, I was pretty judgmental, thinking they were just too lazy to plan and to manage child rearing and household chores all at the same time. But when my son came, I understood why they all hired nannies.

As I asked about their nannies, I found out that they only relied on one sitter service provider and that was Sittercity. Of course, I had heard about Sittercity. I mean, who hasn’t? But I never really thought about it because I had planned to be a super, hands-on mom. Unfortunately, that was not to be. At that point, I was convinced and determined to find a nanny that could help me. I did some additional research and was convinced by all the favorable Sittercity reviews I read.

Cool and Impressed

I can pretty much say that I’m a “techie” person. I’m not intimidated with the internet or anything. As a matter of fact, the internet makes my life a lot easier. I rely on it for my banking and shopping needs. So I was pretty cool about going online to find a nanny on Sittercity. But what really impressed me was the fact that Sittercity gave me a whole lot choices. I was immediately connected to a reliable list of professional child care providers.

The applicants I got were just awesome. They were professional nannies with extensive experience and training. As a matter of fact, I got a couple of applicants that knew First Aid.

Impressed with the quality of applicants I was getting, I understood the value of Sittercity. No wonder my mommy friends found it to be the most reliable resource for their child care needs.

Before I forget, Sittercity is very affordable and is even made more affordable with a Sittercity promo code membership discount that you can use. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with the price of membership.

Fussy and Cautious

But being fussy and cautious, I just had to make sure I was hiring the right person for my son. The only way to do that was to go with their selection process.

It’s worth mentioning that the screening process of Sittercity includes an extensive background check of the applicants. Although it entails an additional fee, it provides in depth information about the applicants that’s perfect for a fussy and cautious mom like me. Furthermore, according to cxbaby baby and childcare site, using a background service that is also extensively being used by the US government is a big advantage to members of Sittercity as it gives more assurance and safety to Sittercity members.

Happy and Satisfied

Hiring a nanny doesn’t make me less of a hands-on mom. As a matter of fact, I feel more at ease with the all the tasks that I need to do. I’m not as stressed as before. There’s just no doubt that a nanny is a big help even to a hands-on mom like me.

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