Published: Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
THE ULTIMATE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT
The price of everything is going up.
Babysitting rates have fallen three percent in a year to $11.55 an hour, according to Sittercity. I would point out that’s still higher than the minimum wage earned while flipping burgers.
Babysitting job is a job of much responsibility and there are number of options available for the babysitter.
Market Press Release â€“ October 28, 2010 9:51 am â€“ Babysitting job is quite a tough task that involves much responsibility. Taking care of the children is the most important part of babysitting. One who wants to go for babysitting jobs can do babysitting courses that will teach you all the skills required to be a baby sitter. Some people do the babysitting job as a part time job that helps the parents of the kid as well as the person doing the job. Love for kids is the main part of the babysitting jobs. People who can handle the children with care can do the babysitting job very easily.
(NAPSI)-A new video game for WiiTM lets girls and their families experience adventures in babysitting in a fun and innovative way. â€śBabysitting Mamaâ€ť is the latest release in the best-selling Cooking Mama franchise that has sold over 7 million units and turned players of all ages into cooking, gardening, crafting and now babysitting enthusiasts.
Itâ€™s the first game that lets girls play with a Wii game and interactive baby together. When players tuck the Wii RemoteTM into the back of the plush baby included with the game, the baby itself turns into the controller. In this one-of-a-kind play experience, girls can enjoy 40 different activities, from feeding, changing and playing peek-a-boo, to rocking the in-game baby asleep as they rock the plush baby in their arms. The plush baby also â€ścomes to lifeâ€ť as cries and coos play through the Wii Remote inside the baby, making it seem as if baby is responding directly to the playerâ€™s care.
The game features six unique babies, each with his or her own personality and needs, along with a range of indoor and outdoor environments that mama and baby can play in together. The game also supports two-player mode, so friends can see who the better babysitter is. When the game is off, players can continue to play with the baby, and even use the adorable cradle packaging as part of the play experience.
Published by Majesco Entertainment, the game is rated E and is now available at major retail stores nationwide for $49.99.
To watch the gameplay trailer and learn more, visit www.babysittingmama.com.
By Terry McSweeney
SAN ANSELMO, CA (KGO) — An old idea is making a comeback these days – co-operative babysitting is enjoying a renaissance – driven in part by the economy, and partly by the need for quality babysitting services. These co-ops provide parents with peace of mind – at no cost.
By JOHN ROGERS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN DIEGO — Katie Schaefer and Barrie Davies met several years ago at a speed-dating seminar, chatting for five minutes before furiously scribbling notes about what they liked – and didn’t – about each other.
So when they eventually got married and had a daughter they named Victoria 2 1/2 years ago, it seemed natural to try something new but similar to find a helper: speed babysitting.