As much as you get a maternity leave once you deliver a baby, it will not be for long and if you still want to remain on your career path, you will have to figure out how to work while raising your child. You can leave the baby in the hands of the sitter and go on with your work. Remember that this is someone you are entrusting your newly born child with which means you should be very cautious on who the person will be. Knowing how to choose a babysitter will go a long way in making sure you make the right choice. The wrong choice might mean you will be left hanging most days because the sitter did not show up or he or she quit without giving a notice. Babysitting is a serious job like any other and if the person has done it before, you want to know whether they were good at it or not. Thus, ask for references and talk to the parents the person has worked for before.
In babysitting, medical emergencies are a possibility and you do not want to leave the baby with a person who will not know what to do is such a situation crops up which is why you should pick a person who has knowledge in first-aid as well as CPR training.However, do not turn down those who have not been through this training because it will take a class or two to get there. Some of them might not have enough funds at the moment to pay for the classes and it will be better if you offer to foot the bill. Be on the high alert as far as punctuality is concerned. Do not think that the person will improve on time management especially if he or she is late for the interview.
Because the babysitter will be spending the better part of the day or night with your child, you should make sure she is good with babies. In desperation and rush, some parents will take in anyone who comes their way with the promise of babysitting skills and the interview is usually a brief one but remember the job you are rushing to get to might be interrupted when you realize you chose the wrong person to take care of your child.If you have a gut feeling that you should do a bit more of probing, you should conduct an observation session. Nevertheless, do not expect the session to be free because the person will be offering the services. This session is as important to the child and the sitter as it is to you because the professional also needs to know the kind of a child he or she will be caring for so that an informed decision can be made.