Are you tired of paying WAY too much money for babysitting, but you are in in DESPERATE need of a night out (or maybe just a quiet trip to the grocery store)?? , you are missing out!!
With 5 kids of my own, finding a babysitter was not only a difficult task, but it also took a major ding in the wallet anytime I had somewhere to go sans kiddos. Thus began the fine art of asking friends to just swap kids. “Hey, can you watch my kids while I go get my hair done, and then I’ll watch yours while you treat yourself to a grocery run alone?” Sounds familiar, right? But we all have that one friend who lets us take their kids with the promise of reciprocating, but they just are conveniently never available for payback. Maybe you are lucky enough to not have ever been taken advantage of like that which is awesome!! Or, if you are like me and my friends, we needed a solid way to still get free babysitting, while making it fair for everyone. Thus began our Babysitting Co-op!!
If you have never heard of a Babysitting Co-Op, here’s how it works…
Basically, instead of paying for a babysitter, we would “pay” each other in hours earned. Such a great idea, right? This kit will give you everything you need to start your own co-op group AND be able to easily track hours and keep everyone in check. All you need to do is gather together a few trusted friends and sit down for your first planning meeting. In this listing I have included a set of By-Laws to help you set some ground rules. Feel free to change them up as your group needs, but I’ve given you a place to start.
Think about it… you don’t always have to swap with the same mamma… your kids think they get tons of fun play dates… you get some time alone without breaking the bank! Win. Win. WIN!
This Babysitting Co-Op Kit gives you all the tools you need to set up a great babysitting system with a great group of friends for FREE!! I mean, who doesn’t want FREE babysitting!?!