Bambino’s Blog

2203, 2022

Fun Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

Parents love when babysitters have a list of fun activities kids can do that don't involve screentime. One of our favorite activities in the Spring is a walk or bike ride outside. Taking the fun outside burns off all that energy and adding fun games like an outdoor scavenger hunt sparks creativity and thinking! ⁠We made it easier to have some fun outside (while impressing the parents) with our Park Scavenger Hunt Printable. You READ MORE >

2402, 2022

A Babysitter’s Guide to Getting Started on Bambino

Welcome to the Bambino Sitter Community! We want to make sure you have a safe and successful experience on Bambino. Your profile will be live after you receive your first recommendation! What does that mean? When your profile is "On," Parents in your community can send you sit requests. If you need to take a break or go on vacation and don't want to receive requests, just toggle the button to "Profile Off" on READ MORE >

401, 2022

6 Interpersonal Skills That Should Be On Every Babysitter’s Resume

Did you know babysitting is a wonderful resume enhancer? Babysitting not only helps you grow people skills, but develops skills that go beyond just child care. Whether you are a weekend sitter, babysit a few days a week, or work as a full-time nanny, you’ll learn important interpersonal skills that can be used in everyday life and as you advance on your career path.  6 Beneficial Soft Skills of a Successful Babysitter: Effective Communication READ MORE >

3011, 2021

5 Online Babysitting Courses to Enhance Your Sitter Profile

Looking to enhance your Bambino sitter profile? One of the easiest ways to give yourself a boost is to take a babysitting course or earn a safety certification. Parents often look for sitters that are CPR certified or have child care training. It's important to highlight those qualifications in your bio to stand out to parents when they are looking for sitters for their children. For CPR and First Aid certifications, many cities and READ MORE >

3011, 2021

5 Tips to Handle an Emergency While Babysitting

As a babysitter, you have to be prepared for everything. Emergencies can happen so it's important to be prepared. This doesn’t mean you need to be a registered paramedic (though that is a great qualification to highlight to parents if you are!), but you should know the actions to take should an emergency occur. Here at Bambino, we encourage Parents and Sitters to have open discussions so everyone feels comfortable. As a sitter, it's READ MORE >

1010, 2020

3 Ways To Confidently Hire a Babysitter For An Infant

It’s been weeks (or months) since the baby was born and you’re starting to feel the itch to get out and rejoin the adult world by going back to work, having coffee dates with friends, or going to the gym to workout. The baby is on a somewhat regular routine of eating and sleeping, so it seems like the perfect time to start thinking about finding a babysitter for an infant. Now, what? Confidently Hire READ MORE >

2503, 2020

A Safe & Simple Way to Find a Teen Babysitter

Today, more and more teens are taking advantage of the opportunity to earn spending money by babysitting. And, as a parent who needs a sitter, you want to give them a chance but you also have a few concerns. That’s where Bambino can really help. When it comes to finding just the right teen babysitter, we’ve done the upfront work to ease your mind and answer your questions to help you find the best teen READ MORE >

2003, 2020

Finding Weekend Babysitters Just Got Easier

 The weekend’s almost here and you’ve got big plans. The reservation is booked, the perfect outfit is hanging in your closet, all that’s left is finding a babysitter. Uh oh, those butterflies of excitement just turned to dread. It’s time to join the race against other parents vying for the same weekend babysitters. But, you breathe a giant sigh of relief. You remember that you have the ability to choose from a list of weekend READ MORE >

1203, 2020

Looking for a local babysitter? Finding one is easy!

Let’s face it, finding a local babysitter can be a bit of a challenge, but it really doesn’t have to be. In the past, you may have turned to friends, coworkers, or neighbors, only to find that their sitters were already booked. You’ve thought about putting up a flyer at your kids’ school or daycare, but were skeptical about knowing if you could trust the references potential sitters give you? The same goes for trying READ MORE >

1003, 2020

Getting back into the workforce for moms doesn’t have to be all or nothing

Baby-steps can still get you where you want to go! Hey Mama’s out there! Getting back into the workforce for moms doesn’t have to be all or nothing...Baby-steps can still get you where you want to go! At a time when work/life balance seems to be an impossible feat, it’s no surprise how many mom’s struggle with the idea of getting back into the workforce after having kids. More and more moms are looking to READ MORE >

702, 2020

5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX THIS VALENTINE’S DAY! Sure, no one is going to turn down a box of chocolates or beautiful flowers for Valentine’s Day, but putting some extra thought behind your gift will go a long way! Here are 5 original, oh so sweet ideas to spread the love: THE GIFT OF GIVING There’s something special when the person you love sees you for all that ignites you on the inside.  Turning passion into READ MORE >

1501, 2020

What the kids really think about their Bambino sitters!

Wondering what the kids really think about their sitters while you're away?! Marathon Mama and Blogger, Natalie Mitchell from recently left her kids to a handful of Bambino Sitters while she was away for the weekend.  Here's what the kids thought of their sitters!

1801, 2019

5 Common mistakes to avoid when selecting a babysitter.

1.  The biggest mistake you can make when selecting a babysitter is to hire a sitter without hearing what other parents (preferably parents you know and trust) say about him or her.  Recommendations by a friend mean everything!2.  Budgets are almost never tighter than when you’re a parent, but placing too much emphasis on a sitter’s rate might not be the best idea. What seems like a big hourly rate difference might only mean the READ MORE >

1101, 2019

The Art of Tidying Up….for Families

Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,  recently came out with her own Netflix show.  And while the book was met with rave reviews, many parents struggled with a lot of her ideas.  Things like only keeping items that “spark joy” - as if sippy cups and potty chairs “spark joy”! But it seems she does have a few tips that could work for a family like yours. Organize drawers the READ MORE >


“We used Bambino on Saturday night and the experience was amazing. We had Emily C who was wonderful with our kids and left our house spotless. From booking, to paying, etc….everything is very user-friendly! Thank you!! ”
— Meaghan K

“Hi.. I wanted to let you know how turnkey it was to find a sitter on Saturday and how great that experience was. Izzy C was so lovely and was terrific with Bennett (age 3). I’ll most definitely use this app often!”
— Samantha L

“I used the app last weekend for the first time and discovered a fabulous gal whom we will request next time for sure. Keep at it Bambino! You’re a great tool in a mom’s toolbox!”
— Susie G