I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say it’s hard to schedule date nights for you and your significant other when you have babies at home. Time passes too quickly, and remembering to plan a date night often falls at the bottom of your to-do list. Then there’s the whole fiasco of booking a babysitter for the night; finding someone who’s available and most importantly, qualified to look after your precious kiddos. I recall too many nights when my sisters weren’t available to babysit so my husband and I just decided to stay home instead of making the extra effort to find a sitter outside of the family.
But, keeping your relationship afloat amongst the chaos of being parents is so important! That’s why I was thrilled to hear about a new service in San Diego called, Babysitter Tonight.
Babysitter Tonight offers busy parents an easy way to make Date Night happen. They currently have seven amazing kid-tested/mom-approved sitters to book for your date night needs in the Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch, and La Jolla neighborhoods.
How it Works:
Visit Babysitter Tonight and fill out a request form online or give them a call at 619-354-1063 and schedule your date night on any Friday or Saturday evening. Once scheduled, you will receive a detailed email confirming your address, date/time of babysitting requested, the sitter that has been assigned to you on that particular night and any other logistics you clarified in your request form.
All of Babysitter Tonight’s sitters are personally interviewed by their team, references are verified, background checks are conducted and each of them are tested by one of their “member families“.
After speaking with Kerily, the founder of BabysitterTonight, and reading her sitters’ bio’s on the website, I felt so at-ease scheduling our next date night, knowing our daughter would be in great hands.
After the babysitting service is complete, you will be sent an invoice via Square that you can pay with your Visa or MasterCard debit card. There is no credit card required for deposit in advance.
- 1-2 children is $15/hour + booking fee
- 3-5 children is $16/hour + booking fee
- 6+ children, call for pricing
- Standard booking fee is $10
- Last minute booking fee (less than 4 hours notice) is $20
- Their sitters don’t accept tips so no need to worry about that.
My Personal Experience:
I opted to fill out the request form online. Within 24 hours I was sent a confirmation email with all of the details of my babysitting date along with an introduction to my babysitter for the night.
When our date night arrived, our sitter arrived 10 minutes early (loved that!) and we immediately hit it off with her. She was extremely caring, thorough and didn’t mind our huge 80 lb. dog jumping on her, so I knew she would fit right in. Before Mike and I left, we went over some simple instructions with her and she walked us through a “pre-game” sheet where she asked us emergency numbers and other important specifics. I was very impressed by the thorough process!
My husband and I left feeling reassured that our daughter was in great hands and were able to enjoy our dinner and ice cream date out on the town!
The next day I received an invoice via email for the amount I owed for the services and I easily paid with my debit card online. Easy-peasy!
My husband and I are honestly so excited to have found such a wonderful and trustworthy babysitting service here in San Diego and we will happily book our future date nights through Babysitter Tonight!
Mommy Project, San Diego readers enjoy a 10% discount when you schedule a babysitter through Babysitter Tonight. Use code: MPSANDIEGO for 10% off.
Disclaimer: The Mommy Project, San Diego did receive a complimentary babysitter from Babysitters Tonight. All opinions are my own and I only recommends businesses that I can truly stand behind.