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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’!

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.

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.

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!

...No? Okay….just close your eyes just for a second. Ah.. right there.. That’s ni…..

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

S Jagow ,

Great app! Easy to use!

I don’t have any kids, but I do have a dog. It makes it easy for my friends and I to request dog care for our fur babies when we go on trips. I have so much going on in life that I simply can’t remember every detail. This app is great because it allows my friends and I to create profiles for our dogs so if I’m not sure how often I need to walk or feed the dog I can always pull up the app. All the information about my pet and my friends’ pets are there for reference. Super helpful! Also, I have friends who feel guilty asking for help and little do they know I’m happy to help babysit kids for free too! My friends with kids are so happy to hear and see that I’m serious about babysitting their kids.

Developer Response ,

Hi S Jagow, you are the friend we all need! We think everyone should have a free trial as a babysitter before having their own kiddos. Thank you for being a wonderful part of the Helpkin community.
- Helpkin Team

andrea88yo ,

Great for single moms (and couples who want date night)!

Asking for babysitting is always awkward for me especially since I am still getting to know the area and the people. Having people on here I trust and being able to ask for babysitting in a platform that is designed for trading takes away the awkwardness and the annoying string of texts. This app is presented in such an easy format that anyone can download and use right away. Highly recommend!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad Helpkin helps take the awkwardness away for you in getting the help you need, andrea88yo. It is hard to ask for help and that's half the reason we even created this app in the first place! Thank you for your recommendation and we can't wait to keep improving/growing for you.
- Helpkin Team

nfntp ,

Beautiful community

The app is designed to make it easy for you to build a real village with those in your community. Few apps strive to do with Helpkin is doing, focusing on solving a real world problem- especially in major metropolitan cities where we can sometimes be too busy to build practical friendships- and I look forward to you playing a part.

Developer Response ,

Hi nfntp, thank you very much for your kind words about the impact we're trying to create... but believe us, it is only happening because of beautiful people like YOU doing the real hard work of helping create that community you believe in. We are grateful to you playing the starring role. - Helpkin Team


Helpkin Inc.
55.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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