National Babysitter's Day
National Babysitter's Day is observed next on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (156 days from today).
The Saturday before Mother's Day is celebrated nationally in recognition of the quality of service that babysitters provide us, taking care of our children to honor babysitters for their trusted services!
Babysitters, nannies or au couples have been in business since the 19th century when it was assumed that the word “sitting”, in this context, was derived from hens tending eggs by “sitting” on them. Safety Whys Babysitter Training Company was the creator of National Babysitter's Day in 2003 in order to show gratitude to people who commit to looking after our children when we can’t.
History of National Babysitter's Day
With any parents, your children are your priority and their safety is the most important thing. We give our children to babysitters because they can make us feel more comfortable after our stressful working time.
Our babysitters play an important role because of their reliable services when it comes to our children's care and that's why choosing a babysitter should not be taken lightly. The babysitter role belongs to a family member or is recruited from an agency or through referral. Either way, the person should ideally be trained in first aid including how to issue a C.P.R. and manage emergency situations.
Babysitting outsourcing began with wet nurses in the 1800s. Wet nurses are employed by high-income families to care for a child during his/her upbringing, which often includes even breastfeeding. In the past, the nannies spent their working lives on taking care of their master's children and raising them from generation to generation.
The term babysitter first appeared in 1937, after the role became widespread, which was considered as a way to teach as well as care for teenagers in the 1920s, an important thing in suburban America in the 1950s and 1960s. These days, babysitters are said to have gone through lockdown related training. One of the companies that certify individuals in the field is responsible for creating this day - Safety Whys.
Safety Whys is a Babysitter Training Program for teenagers established in 1989 in Helotes, Texas in order to set quality standards for youth caring for younger children, and cover various safety topics through different teaching methods, including play as a character. They established National Babysitter's Day in June 2002 and the day was first observed on May 10th, 2003.
Some truths about Babysitter
Babysitting is not what it used to be. In certain parts of the country, babysitters earn a decent amount in US dollars. Their skills also affect their hourly rate. Depending on the region of the country, babysitters can ask for anywhere from $12 to $20 an hour.
In addition, they organize a lot of fun activities for children; therefore, parents can have more time for taking rest; enjoying dinner and maybe watching a favorite movie. The youngest babysitter attends compulsory child care classes such as CPR and first aid for children and babies. Regardless of age, babysitters provide childcare, but babysitters include activities, games, and homework help. Many babysitters create positive impression on our children. Like teachers, they are included in a set of role models that children begin to gather at an early age.
Why National Babysitter’s Day?
Many people do not know about National Babysitter’s Day. Babysitters play an important role in our and our children's lives. In our busy work lives, the task of being with our children is a duty but because there is a babysitter, our job becomes easy. It is so strange that some individuals impact on our lives and make us at ease. One such individual is a babysitter. A babysitter takes care of children while parents are at work. Babysitters are always ready to help us in times of need, be it to take care of our children when we go to a party or when our children need help with homework. It is possible that a mother find a babysitter to look after her children because she can’t do.
The word babysitting was first used in 1937. The replacement 'Sitter' is commonly used. In fact, babysitters play an important role with parents in general and children in particular. By staying with a babysitter, it is so great that the child earns to bond with and socialize with another without parents. Babysitters often make some interesting activities such as games, outside activities. Of course, your child will learn a lot of interesting knowledge by taking part in other activities. When children are out of school, children will learn amazing knowledge from daily life.
Parents also need time to nurture and focus on their child's health, which is more difficult when they have a toddler to look after. Babysitters cover that up too and help you balance work and personal life.
Today's babysitters are well trained and certified in CPR/AED and first aid to be better able to handle emergencies for your child. Babysitters are an integral part of our lives. Babysitters' duties include changing diapers, helping with homework, arranging playtime and activities, and providing snacks and meals. They often stay overnight when their parents are away.
If you ask every parent what is most precious to them, of course, their answer will be their children. Every parent wants to provide the best caring services for their children when they are away from work. Babysitters provide the best quality care to their children will all demands. They are carefully chosen because it is important to make sure who we leave our children with. Safety, security and reliability are the things we see when looking for a babysitter.
Babysitters give us the best services and National Babysitter’s Day is a special day to honor babysitters as well as their jobs.
Why National Babysitter’s Day is loved
- We appreciate alone time
If you've ever enjoyed some alone time because you could rely on a babysitter, today is a day to be grateful for it. Babysitters help us take a break from our busy schedules with our children to have dinner, hang out and play, or just enjoy some quiet time.
- We appreciate the interest
This job requires so much that we have little energy left to spend meaningfully for our children. Babysitters give our children the care they need when we can't.
- We appreciate the effort
It takes a lot of effort to raise a child and meet their needs 24/7 and sometimes parents need a parent's help. Babysitters also help children with homework and give them some interesting time when they are out of school.
How to celebrate National Babysitter’s Day
Babysitters play a special part of our children's lives. After their teachers, of course, babysitters are people that children stay beside daily. Supporting our children and developing their full potential in many amazing ways are their jobs. Therefore, let spend National Babysitter’s Day on doing any special things and show their gratitude to babysitters you know.
- Give them lovely things, for examples: flowers, cake or a beautiful card.
- Tell your kids to say thank to them or write them a sweet message.
- You can give those restaurants, movie coupons, and a day off.
- Let praise them with their work and recommend them to others for increasing their customer base.
- With today's digital era, you can even thank them on social media.
- You can create a special video with your kids with all the memories you made with them.
- Use the hashtag on your post such as #NationalBabysitter'sDay and #Babysitter'sDay to show your gratitude via the social media.
ObservedNational Babysitter's Day has been observed Saturday of the first full week in May.
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Saturday, May 10th, 2025
Saturday, May 9th, 2026