Having a babysitter allows you to have flexible hours and the child can stay in his environment. But if the babysitter cannot take care of the baby because he is ill, a replacement should be sought. Advantages and disadvantages.
Although not always possible, the ideal person is an acquaintance or the daughter of a trusted neighbor. Entrusting your baby to another person requires a great deal of trust: do you really like her? How does it relate to the child?
The alternative may be the choice of an au pair.
The child gets used to a person who speaks another language; if all goes well, the au pair is not only helpful in caring for the child, but enriches the life of the family; baby care can be flexibly organized on a schedule level and you have everything in the house.
Parents can not only expect help, they must also invest their time, as au pairs are also guests who want to learn the language and culture of the country they are going to; the majority of adolescents do not have a great deal of experience in childcare, therefore 100% qualified assistance cannot be expected; after a year (usually) comes the separation.
The au pair relationship requires trust and agreement, especially when it comes to working hours and free time. Sometimes au-pair girls and host parents just don’t get along. Therefore the best thing is to look for the girl or the boy through a good agency, which will provide help in case of problems and also take care of the formalities related to entry into the country.