First and Goal: Get a Sitter for the Super Bowl

January 26, 2009

Sittercity.com Helps Parents Yell ‘Touchdown’ Instead of ‘Don’t Touch!’ During the Game

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Next Sunday, many moms and dads will either head out to a friend’s to watch the big game or host their beloved football fanatic friends at their own home. But what happens when Sally and Tim call saying little Johnny comes with them everywhere, or Rob and Ellen can’t seem to find a sitter for the twins? With kids added to the mix, you’ll start to have visions of playing patty cake instead of slapping a high five after a touchdown, assuming you’re not too obsessed with preventing little Johnny from knocking over the potato skins onto your newly cleaned carpets. That’s why Sittercity.com, America’s largest and most trusted online source for caregivers, urges football-loving parents to not only stock up on chips, dip and drinks, but also arm their parties with a much-needed babysitter…or two.

“There’s nothing more frustrating to diehard football fans than a Super Bowl party turning into a daycare operation,” said Genevieve Thiers, founder and CEO of Sittercity. “Instead of moms and dads having to keep one eye on the game and one on their kid, they can hire a sitter so they can stay focused on their cheers for the Steelers or Cardinals and rest assured their kids are in good hands.”

Thiers suggests having a designated play area or room for the sitter to be in with the kids so watching football doesn’t turn into a pitfall. Also, make sure there are enough activities to keep them occupied so parents can have a few hours of cheers and beers without having to get up during the last-second field goal to change a dirty diaper.

For more information on how to find your Super Bowl sitter, visit www.sittercity.com.

About Sittercity.com

Sittercity.com(R), the inventor of online caregiving, is America’s largest and most trusted online source for child care, pet care, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. As the industry leader in online care, Sittercity has a network of more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide, and helps families and individuals across America find the perfect in-home care provider quickly, easily and safely. Sittercity’s care-seekers can use the company’s four-step screening process, which includes checking references, reading caregiver reviews, conducting interviews and utilizing free access to background checks. Sitter profiles also come with photos, experience, training, safety skills, availability calendars, reviews and more. Registration for sitters is free, and care-seekers pay as little as $8 per month for a membership, which gives them unlimited ability to post jobs, and search, contact and hire sitters in their areas. The pioneer of its field, Sittercity has been featured by thousands of media outlets, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many more. Sittercity has also received twelve national awards, including a U.S. Small Business Administration award in 2006 from President Bush, and three international awards, including first place in the prestigious UPS “Out of the Box” Small Business contest. Sittercity’s Corporate Program now serves more than 25 marquee clients, including Avon, Mastercard, FOX Networks, Pitney Bowes, and Monster Worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.sittercity.com.

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