If you realized that you are not ready to handle the full responsibility of being a babysitter, starting as a mommyâ€™s helper is a great way to begin your reputation as a caregiver. As a mommyâ€™s helper, you do just thatâ€¦follow a mommy around and help her in her daily chores around the house. Being a mother is a very difficult job and sometimes Mom does not have enough time to finish all her housework or maybe she just simply needs a break from everything. This is when you come in! Mom will hire you to help her watch the kids or help her with her housework.
What is the difference between a babysitter and a mommyâ€™s helper?
There is not much difference accept the fact that you will not be left alone with the kids. Mom can have you help her play with the kids, help them with their homework, or have you prepare snacks for them. The childrenâ€™s mom or dad will be home doing their own thing so in case of an emergency, you can just let them know.
The Benefits of Being a Mommyâ€™s Helper
Being a mommyâ€™s helper will help you learn so much about taking care of other peoples kids. She will have you do things that you will be required to do when you are actually babysitting the kids by yourself. However, for now, she is here if you need any help or have any other questions about her instructions. This is also a great way for you to get to know the family and gain their trust. You can get to know the children and mom can see whether they respond well to you. You also learn how to do things the way she wants the house to be functioned and to ask any questions you may have for her. If you do a great job when she is around, mom will acknowledge that you are capable of taking care of her kids, trust her children with you, and eventually trust you to be alone with the kids when she has to leave.