By Guest Blogger Ana Jansen

It’s every parent’s dilemma: Do I hire someone to get some time to myself, even if I feel badly leaving the kids behind?

We get it… It’s tough for any parent to leave their child, but every once in a while it’s great to get away – whether it’s for the night, for the weekend, or for an hour! Parents can think of many excuses to not want to leave, but here are some great reasons to hire a babysitter.

1. Your child needs to learn how to bond with others

Children, and especially babies, need to learn how to trust other adults with their care. Parents, of course, are the most important adult relationship in a child’s life, but once a child learns that other adults can help them and care for them, their world opens up a little bit and they learn to trust other adults. It’s also good for children and babies to see their parents leaving and then coming back! If a parent never leaves, the child will have a tough time understanding that they will come back, and that they are safe until then.

2. Use a babysitting service to make it easier

It’s overwhelming to find someone that you trust… so leave that to the experts! Hiring a babysitting service will save you time and energy, and it’s a big relief to know that all sitters are fully vetted by the babysitting service. You’ll know that you are leaving your child to a professional with background checks and other necessary safety knowledge. Peak City Sitters fully checks each of their sitter’s background and requires all current first aid and CPR training.

3. Take time away and treat yourself!

Parents are better parents when they have a little time to themselves outside of the daily grind. Parenting is a wonderful job but one that requires energy 24/7. Take time for yourself and you’ll be happier for it! Whether it’s errands alone or coffee with a friend, a sitter can help you carve out some time for yourself. Let’s face it, the kids will also have a blast while you’re away. Babysitters are trained to care for children, but are ready for fun too!

4. It’s not as expensive as you may think!

It’s a common misconception that babysitters or sitting services are expensive! By using Peak City Sitters, you’ll be paying $12/hr* for a professional, background checked sitter, and not just a family friend or neighbor from down the street. For a little bit of extra money you’ll be saving yourself a little sanity and energy, and you’ll leave knowing that the kids are having fun while you’re doing something for YOU!

After the crazy year we all have had, it’s time to call a sitting service like Peak City Sitters to regain your sanity and get a little “me” time!

Visit for more information, or call (919) 622-2252 to chat about what your family’s needs are. You can also follow on social media at and Peak City Sitters is also hiring! Contact them today for more information!

*Price dependent on number of children

About Peak City Sitters: As a mom herself, owner Kim Burnside knows how hard finding good childcare can be, which is why she is passionate about pairing great nannies and babysitters with families. Peak City Sitters is now open in the Triad area… see how they can help your family!

*Sponsored by Peak City Sitters