Even though employers will excuse you for a few months to care for your newborn, this will not go on forever and sooner rather than later you will be required to go back to work if you still want the position to be yours. 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. It becomes easy to choose a sitter when you know the qualities to look for. You do not need to end up with someone who keeps disappointing you or canceling at the last minute. 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. The training does not take a lot of time which means you can enroll the sitter in the classes before he or she starts the job. Remember that their budget might not involve paying for the classes no matter how much they need the job and as an incentive to going through with the plan you can offer to pay for them. Be on the high alert as far as punctuality is concerned. There are no miracles you should be counting on when it comes to punctuality and a person who is late from the start will continue exhibiting such a habit if you taker her in.
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. Some parents are desperate to get sitters such that they conduct a brief interview but if you decide to take a short then you will be surprised at what will come next. You can ask the babysitter to do an observation session to assess how well he or she is with your child. Remember that even if it is an observation session the person will be taking care of the child which means he or she still deserves to be paid. 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.