Save hundreds by trading free babysitting and pet care with friends. See who’s free for playdates & rides. So go out! (...or go nap). Now available in LA & OC, California. Silence that group text and bring on the “me-time” with Helpkin, your village in 2019. With shared availability, you can find your friends’ best time for playdates or date night care. Get and give guilt-free help with the people you trust most. It takes a village!
• Babysitting: Date nights, last-minute help, Target runs without a howling toddler sprawled on aisle 6!
• “Offers”: Keep the ball rolling by offering sits! (*Helpkin users ask for help 2-3x/mo., but help friends 4-5x!*)
• Playdates: Organize a party or let the bored kids drain each other’s batteries (wine sold separately).
• Rides: Arrange pickup/drop-off to school or sports (& car seats).
🐶 Fur babies:
• Dog walking: Stuck at work, out with friends, …
• Check-ins/Visits: Let the dogs out, quick kitty feast with belly rubs, …
• Pet Sitting: Even though they wanted to go travelin’!
📅 See Who's Free
Tired of: “hm.. how’s the next Saturday?”? Compare friends’ availability to find the best time (great for playdates and date nights)! You can even sync your phone calendar to your availability.
🤑 Serious Savings
Save $2,300/year with just 3 babysitting requests and 1 pet visit a month! (National rates: Babysitting = $14/hr | Pet visits = $25/visit). With an extra $2k a year, you could buy: 3 round-trip flights to Italy... OR 4 all-inclusive cruise packages… OR one ticket to Disneyland…... just saying.
Emergency contacts & care instructions in your pocket, like kids’ special needs/allergies or pet notes for: meals, walks, play, potty & medications.
😎 Cooler Than a "Co-op"
No points? No problem! Unlike a “babysitting co-op” where you need “points” to get help, friends on Helpkin keep helping each other. (Our name comes from “help” & “kin” [family]. Your friends that offer help aren’t just being polite… they love you AND your kin. Your little ones are as adorable as your camera roll says they are).
Now treat yourself! Go out… relax!…WINE down!... Just don’t get too tired….
… Yep, we know the couch is comfortable… let’s do this!
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