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!

Most Convenient: Hello Sitter

The Hello Sitter App was “developed by parents, for parents,” and makes finding a babysitter in NYC as easy as scrolling through Instagram. This app’s services include last-minute bookings, in-app payments, backgrounds checks, and more. This curated service helps match your family with the perfect sitter by finding out your child’s interests and special requirements and the five personality traits that you find most important in a sitter. The app is free and there is no minimum booking time. Rates start at $21/hour for one child in New York City and $25/hour for 1-2 kids in the Hamptons.


photo: via Hello Sitter Facebook page 

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

— Bethany Braun