A big part of the reason comes from my personal story. After five years, I noticed that the challenges you face as a parent are constantly evolving. My wife always says “small kids, small problems; big kids, big problems.” I think this is quite true — but don’t tell that to my eldest daughter!
I also believe that being a modern parent brings new, more complex responsibilities than in the past. It goes beyond babysitting and childcare; you need to ensure your kids are fulfilled. They deserve serene, available, inspired parents, which naturally makes things better for them, too.
You need to take care of parents for the good of the children.
That was really the starting point.The other aspect is we wanted to offer a solution to all parents, not just privileged ones, i.e. those 20–25% of parents with the financial means to regularly hire a babysitter. And we wanted everything to be in a single place. Before Parentlist, there was no easy solution that helped all parents, at all times, and for the whole family.
After 5 years of building trust with Bsit, we realised we could use it for more than just babysitter recommendations. We could foster collaboration and community-building between parents.
If you think about it, parents experience something at one time, and six months later, different parents experience the exact same things. Parentalist bridges that gap.
It’s crazy, but there is no school for parenting. Even if there were, each kid is so different, with different needs. The answer is continuous assistance no matter what stage of parenting you’re in.