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 Lots of Requirements: Sitter City

Sitter City makes it easy to find the right sitter because parents can craft their job description however they like, listing any requirements that need to be met. Applicants respond to the posting and parents then can read up on past reviews, the sitter’s experience and background, and hourly rate. For a small fee you can also add a background check, which is done by a third party. Parents can choose between Basic and Premium Memberships. Basic is free and Premium costs $35 per month, $70 for 3 months and $140 for 12 months and includes more features, such as the above mentioned background check and the ability to contact caregivers.


photo: via Sitter City Facebook page 

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

— Bethany Braun