Transcript for Some parents are now turning to virtual babysitters
With the entire family crammed inside the home with no place to go, many parents these days are desperate for a little solitary time for work or even just their sanity. That's why a new business is growing in popularity, virtual babysitting. They say necessity is the mother of invention, so out of a growing need for help with child care due to the coronavirus, virtual babysitter's club was born. Kyle Riley and Christina Hanford developed the idea, combining their skills from the business and performing arts world. These people are really incredible. They're crazy talented and they're all good with kids because if you know any performer or actor in New York, it's almost like a rite of passage to be a nanny or a babysitter. Reporter: Virtual babysitter's club is one of the latest companies going digital to meet the demand for families who just don't have enough hours in the day to do it all. Families are just inundated with tons of new responsibilities and just kind of overwhelmed with life in this time between full-time jobs and schools and daycares closed, procuring food, cooking, dishes that never end, it just goes on and on. Parents are turning to these digital services for one-on-one interaction with kids, group sessions. Some even do birthday parties, offering a variety of activities from dancing and story time to arts and crafts, even help with homework. It's an interactive component with kids that interact and build a relationship with sometimes their heros. We think that moving into the future it's this new type of interactive entertainment that's going to be prevalent. I'm intrigued, there's no question about that. These companies offer the same safety checks you'd expect with in-person babysitters and say they expect services will go past the covid crisis. My wife and I were talking about how do we get a date night or one single meal but we love our kids.
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