New Yorkers can pretty much get anything on-demand these days. From food to pharmacy goods, movies to merlot. But what about more important things, like say, who’s going to watch the kids? If you don’t have family close by, are new to town, or want to use a babysitter but don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up the best babysitter services NYC has to offer. Whether you’re in a bind or just need a date night, click through to find your sitter solution!

Highly Vetted Sitters: Smart Sitting

Smart Sitting not only offers reliable childcare but provides family with sitters that are heavily vetted and who will offer more than just run-of-the-mill babysitting. Only 6% of applicants make it through the Smart Sitting process and families can book a full-time nanny, part-time babysitter, vacation sitters, and even tutors. You will work with a personal consultant who will match you to the perfect sitter for your family. Hourly rates run $15–$25 per hour, and families pay a 20% Month-to-month fee based on total gross compensation; 15% percent of annual gross compensation for applicable positions only.


photo: via Smart Sitting Facebook page 

What’s your favorite sitter service in NYC? Tell us in the comments!

— Bethany Braun