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When the baby arrives, you’re going to want a date night. Nothing makes you crave scallops more than looking at some homemade pea puree.

When the moment comes — and trust us, you’ll know when it does — we’ve got you covered.

Finding a responsible, safety-trained professional to watch your new bundle of joy can be tricky, but luckily, the following 9BLISS approved babysitting agencies have already done the legwork for you.


New York:

Baby Sitters’ Guild- Established in 1940, the Baby Sitters’ Guild has robust offerings. They’ll come to you — wherever that might be. They’re even regulars on the convention circuit! Thoroughly vetted sitters will make you feel at ease, especially if you’re visiting from out of town. Bilingual sitters in multiple languages are also available.

Chicago:

Chicago Nannies – With a ten year history of in-depth screenings and background checks, Chicago Nannies has a reputation of providing very-vetted sitters to ensure the safety of your child.

Philadelphia :

The Philadelphia Nanny Network – Around since 1985, The Philadelphia Nanny Network is reputable and diverse in its babysitting offerings. Rigorous screening processes are completed for both nannies and babysitters, making your agency fee feel like money well spent. Tutoring and housekeeping services are also available.

Los Angeles:  

VIP Nannies & Household Staffing – Serving Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, VIP Nannies & Household Staffing takes pride in providing the “right fit” for you. In addition to babysitting services, they offer all types of personal assistance… need a personal chef, personal trainer, or personal assistant? They’ve got it.

University Sitters – Based in Los Angeles with locations in San Francisco and throughout Southern California, University Sitters is a stress-free, efficient way to access babysitters, nannies and in-home help. After setting up your family profile, you’ll be able to complete the entire process online including booking the sitter, receiving a confirmation, and processing payments. The efficient process lends itself to group planning, too — University Sitters provides staffing for major conferences and events.

San Francisco:

WonderSitter- Originally offering services primarily in the Bay Area, WonderSitter now serves additional cities such as Seattle, Portland, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Los Angeles. They offer a personal assurance to deliver the highest quality sitter using their proprietary seven-step vetting process.

Bananaberry – Bananaberry specializes in unique situations. Need someone last minute or way, way in advance? They cover it all, including overnight stays and group jobs. We love that all of their babysitters arrive with a seasonal activity bag.

National Services:

Care.com – Care.com is committed to providing top-notch service. With over nine million members in sixteen countries, Care.com has mastered the system of delivering a babysitter (and many other home care options) seamlessly. You post what you need, caregivers respond, you vet and select, and then you pay online. It’s as easy as that.


Now, all you have to worry about is where you want to go to eat. 

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