As a new mommy, you quickly learn that taking care of a baby is not easy. Toss in the housework and you can feel the stress pretty quickly.
A second pair of hands, whether it is your mom, sister, friend of neighbour always helps. But, if you are looking for something longer term and regular - a sitter or nanny may be a great option.
I came across nannies4hire.com while going through my feeds and thought this was a brilliant idea. As another friend mentioned, it is basically eHarmony for nannies. You simply put in your postal code and a list of available nannies will show up complete with their bio. You have to sign up to speak with them.
Why does this make perfect sense?
- It doesn't waste your time or the nannies time. Every family has different requirements for the type of care they need. It can be special needs, time of the day etc. This allows you to search the database and find the person who fits the upfront criteria you are looking for.
- For someone who has never had a nanny or knows someone who has one, it offers resources that give you a general idea on pay, how to go about finding a nanny safely etc.
This is another great use of the web. A way to connect people who both have a need.