Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Find A Babysitter and other Babysitter topics.
When you decide to find a babysitter, run a background check on all applicants. Make sure you read the fine print. Not everything appears on a background check. Some states will not allow convictions such as DWIs, public intoxication, or disorderly conduct to appear on reports after the statute of limitations is met. Violent crimes such as murder or sexual assault will still show up.
Background checks do cost money. A simple search on the web will bring up several services ranging in cost from $20 to $70. Overwhelmed by all the choices? See what options are available through an online network. Babysitters4Hire.com offers members access to an online investigation service.