As women make up 24.9% of the working age population, the biggest problem they face when they become mother is to find a trusted baby sitter for their babies. Experts point out the importance of women taking active role in work life as it brings social and economic freedom, and they recommend choosing professional care givers when it comes to leaving their babies.
Betül Özkul Cura, Lecturer at Child Development Program, Vocational School of Health Services, Izmir University of Economics, stated that along with motherhood came the problem of who to leave their children to, and she said, “Adding one more responsibility to working women as they become mothers brings along a few concerns in terms of sociological contribution. As women get ready to go back to work, they are faced with the problem of finding a trusted caregiver for their baby. The prospective caregivers, baby sitters need to be trusted, dependable, patient, careful people with good communication skills and good references. As such qualities make a good first impression; they will become clearer as the caregiver establishes a good communication with the baby, and solid foundation of trust will be built in time.”
Cura stated that seeing the baby with the sitter in the same environment for couple of weeks would make the mother feel more comfortable, the sitter would understand the mother’s demands better and exchanging ideas would be very beneficial in the long run.