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!

Best for Busy Families Sensible Sitters

Sensible Sitters is great for families who want a great sitter without going through the extensive process of finding one. Much of the vetting is done by the company, including an in-person interview with the sitter, prior to being matched with a potential family. Parents can also work with a Sensible Specialist who will help guide them to find the right sitter to match their specific needs. Rates start at $22/hour for one child and increase based on the number of children. Membership costs $150/year and travel rates start at $250/day.


photo: via Sensible Sitters Facebook page 

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

— Bethany Braun