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I have texted, Facebooked, e-mailed and Tweeted the young women in my family’s life who provide us with blessed babysitting. I have also used larger sitter services such as Sittercity, calling the service or filling out an online intake form detailing our family needs.

So I was intrigued to learn that Sittercity just married the ease of the text to your favorite babysitter with the professionalism and organization of booking with their service in the creation of their new iPhone app, Sitterati.

Through beta testing Sitterati I experienced how parents like us can create upcoming jobs for when we need a sitter, alert all of our favorite sitters at once of the jobs/our family needs, and easily pay each sitter at job’s end. It’s a totally new and easy way to streamline the sitter booking process. Hey, it saves us the time of mulitple texts and messages to several busy young people to see if they are free on that night we’d like to go out without our kiddos.

I love the option for parents to directly pay sitters electronically. Although I handle all of my other bills online, when we have a babysitter I still find myself running to the ATM for cash or writing them paper checks, which the gals then have to go to the trouble of depositing (many are saving for college and cars) or cashing. Sitterati makes payments easier on everyone.

If you are in need of sitters or streamlining your own sitter process and have an iPhone, totally download the app. It’s completely free, and the Sitterati team is looking for feedback from parents and sitters to help build and improve it.You can easily text your family sitters to invite them to your Sitterati contact list.

If you yourself are interested in booking sitting jobs this summer, or you are the parent of a teen looking for more sitting work, Sitterati makes it easier for you too. You can easily get alerts on babysitting jobs, get paid directly into your account and you can organize your sitting schedule.

I love our family’s teen babysitters and I appreciate free iPhone apps, so I recommend downloading Sitterati. Happy date night-ing!

Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.