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I really want to take a few ski trips to Tahoe this year. Last year we
didn't go because our daughter was just a few months old and we had no one
to watch her. This year she's older, so I wouldn't mind finding either
some sort of drop-in daycare in the Tahoe area or perhaps a
babysitting/nanny service that isn't ridiculously expensive. I know
Heavenly has a daycare for skiing parents, but they charge a small
fortune! Can anyone recommend a service to use? Thanks!
dreaming of the slopes
We have used Tammy the Nanny in Tahoe for our infant son. Her website is
www.tammythenanny.com. She was very professional, trustline certified, on
time (she came to our hotel), and seems to really enjoy taking care of
children. I would definately use her again. Her rates are listed on her
My husband, 1-year old daughter and I will be going up to Tahoe at the end of July
for a wedding and are trying to figure out how to find a reliable and safe
for at least one evening during the weekend. Does anyone have any names of
services you trust and/or particular babysitters you've used up there and like?
that we are only there for this one weekend it won't really be possible to meet and
interview a bunch of people in advance so we're going to have to rely on some good
I would love to hear from anyone who has regularly used someone up there or
perhaps even has friends up there that I could contact.
Thank you so much!
Nervous About Leaving Baby with a Stranger
Hi! I was in South Lake Tahoe a couple weeks ago for a wedding
and I was put in contact with Melinda (I can't remember her
last name)via the resort we were staying at. Her phone number
is 530-541-3946. Melinda was excellenct, I felt totally
comfortable with her and my daughter who is almost 4 liked her
as well. I know Melinda is Trustline certified. Please
contact me for more info. Good Luck!
We have used sitters from North Lake Nannies twice now, and
were quite satisfied with their care of our son and another
baby while we went skiing this Winter. They are an
established,locally owned, bonded company. They are not
inexpensive. I recall that the price was 18/hour for the nanny
and additional for the company. Call them several days in
advance to reserve a nanny. We can especially recommend Bella,
but have had good experiences with all we've used. I don't have
their number handy, but believe they are listed and on the
Babysitters in North Lake Tahoe?
My family is headed up to the North Lake Tahoe area for a week and I am interested in
hiring a babysitter to come to our house for a few of the days so I can actually go
skiing with the rest of my family. I did this once before in South Lake Tahoe and it was
great - easy, comfortable for my son, and a bit less expensive than the resort
daycares. So now I'd like to do it again, but in the North Lake area this time. Can
anyone recommend a person, or a babysitting/nanny service that they've used before?
And do you know their rates?
Hoping to be a snow-bound mama
I have used Neta's nannies in the past and have been very happy
with her and the girls she employs. You can reach her at
- Neta’s Nannies of Tahoe, licensed and bonded
Neta Baughman, Coordinator
phone #:(530) 583-3579
I can't recall what she charges but it wasn't cheap. My kids
loved her so it was a peace of mind.
I also found a few when searching for Neta's number. They are
referrals from the Resort at Squaw Creek. The Hyatt in Incline
concierge also has a list of babysitters for those who don't
want to use the club facilities.
- Lake Tahoe Professional Sitter services licensed and bonded
Patricia Owens, Coordinator
phone #: (775) 831-7887
fax #: (775) 831-6839
-North Lake Nannies
Sharon Reynolds & Marianne Ryan, Owners
Phone #: (530) 550-8550
For North Shore babysitting, I second the recommendation for
Neta's Nannies. We've known Neta Baughman for 4+ years as
she's cared for our older son since infancy several times a
year, and now has started looking after our 4-mo-old as well.
Some of her visits have been to look after 2-3 kids when we've
gone up as a group of friends. Through all of these
engagements, she has been prompt, has been warm and playful
with the kids, has shown good judgment and carries a
confidence/easygoing nature that shows all of her years of
experience. Once she walks in the door, you really don't need
to do much -- she goes straight to the kids and engages them.
She also brings a bag of toys/books that are age-appropriate
and provides something ''new'' for the kids to enjoy.
If Neta herself is not available, she has a number of employees
with great experience/references.
Rates are expensive ($20+/hr range depending on factors like #
of kids, holiday/non-holiday, non-resort/resort, etc. -- plus a
placement/agency fee to cover the overhead costs of sourcing
the nannies). But, you're getting solid vacation childcare
coverage and total peace of mind. Totally worth it, in my
opinion, to enjoy some time out for yourself and be a happy mom!
Neta's Nannies (530-583-3579)
Note: She also has contacts in South Lake Tahoe, Mammoth and
I own a baby equipment business up in the tahoe area.
I would like to share our website with you -
we have a lot of Berkeley clients:
Sue and ashley,
Tahoe Truckee baby Equipment Rental
Renting a crib in Tahoe
We are taking a vacation up in Tahoe (staying at the Northstar
complex) and need to rent two cribs for our stay there. Does
anyone know of a place up there that rents cribs?
We've had really good luck renting from Baby's Away. There are
franchises in many U.S. vacation destinations (including Tahoe). They
rent almost anything you could need while traveling with kids: cribs, high
chairs, car seats, toys, etc. The prices are reasonable and best of all,
they bring everything and set it up at your hotel or wherever you are
staying before you get there and then come and take it away after you
leave!! We've used them in Texas and in Hawaii and both times it
worked out perfectly.
The website is www.babysaway.com ...
This is not a place to rent cribs, but for the cost of a
rental, you can probably buy a very nice, portable
crib/bassinet/play pen at target. They run about $60...or you
might be able to find one used on this listserv for even less.
We rented baby gear in Tahoe a few years ago. I think that the
business was called ''Babies Away.'' I found them on line: 800-
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