Kiid is an on-demand babysitting service that helps parents book trusted babysitters, even on short notice. Hundreds of parents rely on Kiid for their babysitting needs, but we understand that there are many other ways for parents to find a babysitter and that Kiid isn’t always the best option.

In this article, we will highlight the advantags and disadvantages of Kiid and other online babysitting platforms like care.com, sosgarde and nannyservices so you can make the best choice for your family.

Kiid Babysitting Services

After creating a Kiid account, you simply enter the date, time and address where you need a babyitter. You can browse available babysitters profile and reviews, education, reviews. After choosing an available sitter, your booking is confirmed right away. 

kiid.ca
Kiid.ca

 

Advantages

  • Every babysitter on Kiid.ca goes through our multi-step vetting process, including a minimum of 3 years of experience, a background check, first aid / CPR certification and reference checks. 
  • Booking a babysitter on Kiid.ca can takes less than 60 seconds. Bookings are confirmed instantly, transportation is included and payment is completed online.
  • You can book a babysitter on the Kiid platform with as little as 4 hours notice. Perfect for last minute plans or cancellations.

Disadvantages

  • Since Kiid.ca is an on-demand service, it is not always possible to reserve the same babysitter every time.
  • Because of our focus on quality and safety, our hourly rates are higher than average.

Care.com / SOS Garde / Nannyservices

These online platforms that help parents find and meet caregivers. You can register an account, browse profiles of local nannies and babysitters, post jobs and receive applications from interested candidates. The monthly price ranges from free to $39 / month.

care.com

Advantages

  • There are hundreds of profiles available to choose from. If you have time to browse  profiles, arrange meetings and check references, there is a good chance you’ll find a good match.
  • If you are looking for a nanny or a babysitter to help on a recurring regular basis, these sites could be a great option

Disadvantages

  • These sites typically do not perform any background checks on sitters who post. For example, care.com states on their website “Care.com does not verify the identity of, or information posted by, care seekers or caregivers.”
  • Even if you find and meet a fantastic babysitter through one of these platforms, they may not be available on the day/time when you need them.

Which one is best ?

It depends! There are lots of factors to consider when looking for a babysitter – safety, convenience, reliability, cost – and the best platform to use depends entirely on your situation.  If you think Kiid might be a good fit, we suggest you create a free account at and browse sitters in your neighbourhood.