Are you looking for an escape route from what has become the new normal? Struggling to navigate this new paradigm of parenting and working from home? We have got a solution – hire a virtual babysitter!
Okay, that might sound strange. A virtual babysitter?! Yes, you read right. Our world has changed tremendously from what it used to be. With social distancing rules and lockdown in place, schools and daycare centers have been forced to close down for the foreseeable future, leaving you with your kids 24/7. It wouldn’t kill to ask for a little help, right? That’s what I thought too.
We totally understand working from home and keeping your kids through the normal routine can be pretty overwhelming. Kids are used to routine activities. A slight change might impact them adversely. And this is where virtual babysitting comes in. Although virtual babysitters cannot do everything in-person babysitters can, they sure do a lot to alleviate the stress and pressure that come with being cooked up indoors with your kids all day long.
How Does Virtual Baby Sitting Work?
Simply put, virtual babysitting is the conventional babysitting done via Skype, WhatsApp, or FaceTime. The goal of babysitting is to have someone watch over your kids while keeping them entertained and educated. With that in mind, we assure you that nothing much would change. Besides the fact that this would be done without your babysitter reporting to your home.
Furthermore, we will like to quickly add that virtual babysitting goes beyond a stranger staring at your kids for an hour. They are trained to help out in both educational and sports activities. However, it is essential to state your required services and the age of your kid at the point of registration. This will go a long way to help you pick the best fit for your kid.
How Can a Virtual Baby Sitter Help?
The role of a virtual baby sitter cannot be overemphasized in these unprecedented times. It is the responsibility of your virtual babysitter to take your kids off your hands for the scheduled duration, giving you enough time to focus on work and self care.
Depending on the activities you signed up for, your babysitter’s job description includes [but are not limited to] any of the following.
- Writing and illustrating stories together
- Playing board games
- Performing magic tricks
- Arts and crafts
- Reading books
- Sports activities
- Staycation games in the garden
If someone told us just last year that there would come a time when schools and childcare centers will be locked to children, we would laugh our hearts out, knowing that is as unlikely as can be. Well, that is the reality we live in today.
As we all struggle to navigate this new ‘normal,’ it is important to have someone to lean on. Virtual baby sitters are giving you the rare opportunity to maintain your sanity amid the insanity ravaging the world. Do give it a try and let us know how it worked out. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Stay safe!