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Breastfeeding Essentials for Every Parent

  Parenting is a spectrum – it’s different for everyone! Breastfeeding even more so. Some parents can, some only with assistance, and a very few aren’t able to at all. For Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we asked Pregnancy, Birth, Lactation and Postpartum Support specialist Jessica Gillan what breastfeeding parents need to know most! – For Expectant […]

Check Out Our New App Features!

  We heard you, Parents! At Hello Sitter, we’re always working to better app flow and usability for our Parents – and we’re happy to finally release the updates you requested! You wanted to give your Sitters more funds without raising our hourly rates. You wanted to be able to relay complex traffic and parking […]

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

“Laissez les bon temps rouler” (pronounced lay-say le bon tom roo-lay) is the official greeting of Mardi Gras. You’ll hear laissez les bon temps rouler over and over again at Mardi Gras celebrations. It means “let the good times roll” in Cajun French. We can get behind that idea! And since our CEO, Lauren Helling, […]

What You Need To Know About SAD And Children

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is depression that happens to a person only at a specific time of year. With SAD, a person becomes depressed in fall or winter, when days are shorter and it gets dark earlier. When symptoms of SAD first start, parents might think that a lack of motivation, energy, and interest is […]

Hello Sitter’s 2021 Year In Review

As 2021 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting back on all the ups, downs and all-around from the last two years. 2020 hit Hello Sitter hard, just like it did to many other small businesses across the globe. Not many of you know this, but we almost shut down in September 2020! The […]

Meet Hello Sitter’s Resident #BossBabe!

In honor of #NationalBossDay (10/16/21), let’s take a minute to shout out and celebrate all the #BossBabes who are out there in the world, forging their own paths and taking their skills and passions directly to the people that need and want them – starting with our own resident #baddie, Lauren Helling! If you’ve ever […]

5 Baby Safety Tips You May Not Have Thought Of!

  There are TONS of baby safety tips that most of us may all know by now. But we are going to take it one step further and share some more that come from personal experiences. Here are a few that you may not have thought of yet!   Turn On The Fan: We probably […]

Sitter Spotlight: Lauren O.

Hello Sitter favorite Lauren O. moved to NYC to be an actor, but at Hello Sitter, she feels she already has a part: role model. And she doesn’t take that responsibility lightly. “[Kids] help me to be a better person in my day to day life,” she notes. “I hope that I can give back […]

Cool Things to Do in NYC in April 2018

We’re almost halfway through the month and the weather gods are finally incentivizing all New Yorkers (even parents!) to get out there and enjoy. We’d happily head out to any of these cool things to do in NYC this month, or anywhere, really (was winter extra long and snowy this year? Rhetorical!). Remember, choose Hello […]

Sitter Spotlight: Melanie R.

Brooklyn native and Hello Sitter superstar Melanie R. is all about kids. She focused on developmental psychology in undergrad, currently works at parent coaching nonprofit Power of Two, and is very clued in when it comes to knowing what kids need most. “At the end of the day, all children want is your full attention. […]