Our children are a part of us; we love them, we care about them and we always want the best for them. When it comes to working parents, there is always a certain degree of trade off when it comes to deciding on being a full time mom or dad vs. a full time employee, especially in markets as competitive as that of Dubai.
So what are the real benefits that full time working parents get from hiring a part time babysitter? And is it really worth it?
Unarguably, a competent babysitter will be able to cater to many of your children’s needs and help them throughout their growing years. If you sit down with the babysitter and create a balanced timetable like, time for food, play, watching television, sleep, etc. that creates a routine in their life, which in turn will help you free more hours in the day as a working parent.
Another major benefit for hiring a babysitter is that a well-chosen babysitter facilitates your ability to foster your relationship with your spouse. Many working parents find it challenging to juggle work, kids and their relationship because they are consumed with daily tasks and responsibilities. Periodic date nights and conversations that don’t focus exclusively on child rearing are essential for keeping the relationship alive and well.
Moreover, if you are vigilant and smart about choosing a babysitter, she can also help lighten your workload. So if your house is a little messy but you don’t know when you can wedge in time for dusting, mopping or tidying up, your babysitter can perform light housekeeping while your little one naps. When you return home, your house will be spic and span and your baby will be ready for cuddles and play!
Babysitting and babysitting services have been on the rise in Dubai for the past few years. Although the trend is rising at a constant rate, still many working parents are against following the trend and prefer to leave their jobs or leave their kids with family members despite the inconveniences that may result.
Choosing what fits best for your family and its needs is all that matters but keep in mind that the advantages of hiring professional and certified babysitters can seriously outweigh the disadvantages. Do your research and be the judge!