Finding a baby sitter, in 3 minutes or less
Speed-dating has enabled many singles to find their soulmates, but can parents use the rapid-fire technique to match up with the perfect baby sitter? On a recent evening in the South End, where more and more strollers have been rolling down the sidewalks in recent years, about 20 Boston parents set out to try -- in three-minute bursts. They sat at a long table across from seven candidates. At the ring of a cowbell, they launched into conversations about experience, availability, child-care style, whether they own a car.