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Everything You Need To Know About Booking a Babysitter On Valentine’s Day (Or Any Holiday, Really)

If there is one thing that most parents desperately need, it’s a romantic night out. It doesn’t matter if you have a newborn baby or a primary school kid, kids of all ages keep their parents busy constantly. Trying to get out of the house for a date night can feel as complicated as planning a month-long vacation.

1) You need to start finding a babysitter like, right now

Start early. The most sought-after holiday for sitters is Valentine’s Day, closely followed by New Year’s Eve. Not only are you up against other parents, but your babysitter may want to go out on her own special night. During holidays when demand is high, it is best to start looking for a babysitter a few weeks or even a month in advance.

2) Book a trial session before the actual date!

Book your babysitter before the actual day to avoid disruptions on your anticipated date night. If you have a toddler who may have separation anxiety, encourage him/her to connect with your Sitter by being there for the first Sit. Try taking a back seat but remain close by for the first time. Assure your child that you are always there for them and that you will come back when the day is finished. This investment in making this experience positive for them is going to be so worth it!

3) Do a double date! Share a babysitter with your friends

You may want to consider sharing a babysitter with friends who have already found a babysitter. Of course, both families have to agree and then run it by the sitter. If you pay the babysitter a higher rate and there are not too many children, she may be more likely to agree to it. Kids that age enjoy playing together and they can also have a fun night together.

4) Avoid getting home late

It can be tempting to overindulge or try to stretch out a romantic evening with your partner if you don’t get the chance to do so very often. However, remember to be kind and respectful to your babysitter. It’s great practice to phone them or text them to let them know if you’re going to be late. This way, your sitter will not be concerned that something is wrong. Gentle reminder: always compensate them for whatever overtime they put in.

🌟You can extend your session within Aunty SG App and top up the amount for extra hours. No stress!

5) Celebrate the love… another day

Rest easy knowing that finding a babysitter the weekend before or the weekend following the actual holiday will be considerably easier if you can’t make time for it. It makes sense to celebrate Valentine’s Day the weekend before, or the Friday or Saturday after, as it occurs on a Tuesday this year. Getting a dinner reservation at a popular restaurant will probably be simpler for you as well!

We understand that for parents with young children, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to celebrate as a couple. We want to make it easier for you to recharge your batteries and focus on each other. Booking a reliable babysitter means you won’t have to worry about the kids’ dinner or rushing home to put them to bed. You and your partner can take part in activities that you wouldn’t be able to do with your children around, like enjoy a leisurely dinner or taking a slow walk, without any distractions.

This Valentine’s Day, Aunty is Connecting You to your village Your Partner 😉

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