Old School Co-op. Modern Day App.
created by TWO moms for parents everywhere.
Amy & Audrey started an old fashioned co-op with 10 friends. After one year, 165 sit swaps, and saving $10,000 collectively, they knew this was a parenting hack every parent needs! They also knew how much work it was to maintain.
So they created Komae, the first babysitting co-op app.
They named it Komae (ko’-may) because it means village in Greek. And we all need a village to raise our tribes! These two moms thought through every detail so that all you have to think about is what to do with all your new free time.
How it works.
I sit for you. You sit for me. We don’t pay for sitters anymore.
Send friend requests to connect with people you know and trust.
Create a group on the app and invite your members to make it easy to connect.
The app alerts your Village when you post a request for care.
Let others know when you are free, encouraging them to post a sit.
Your personal info visible only to people on your approved friends list.
The app automates point transfers & shows you how much $$ saved!
Think of your profile like a digital sitter info sheet.
List your kids’ favorite foods, allergies, nap schedules. List the breed and habits of your pets. Anything to help your friends and sitters give the best care to your family.
Add your address so they can navigate to your house, your phone number so they can easily call or text, and an alternate contact in case they can’t reach you.
This information is kept 100% secure. It’s only visible to people on your approved friends list.
Build a Village
Your Village is your circle of trust. Your people.
Your babysitting co-op is centered around you. Only people on your approved friend list can see your profile and your posts.
If you are in a parent group like MOPS, MOMS Club, PTA, etc, you can make a group on the app to help everyone connect easily.
Want to get to know someone new? Use Komae to suggest a playdate, meetup at a park, get to know each other, and build a relationship. Then invite them into your Village.
Ask Once. Everybody hears you.
Stop texting around to all your different friends, family and sitters. The waiting game isn’t just frustrating. It’s inefficient.
When you post a need on Komae, we will notify your entire village. If they’re available, they can tap to offer. Watch for those offers to come in. Choose the one that’s best for you and enjoy your free time.
You can also post when you’re available to help your friends. Not going anywhere this Friday night? Offer to host a play date and earn points for when you need free time.
Meet New Friends
Love the idea of swapping sits but looking for friends to be in your Village? Komae can help!.
If you see someone with similar interests that you’d like to get to know, send them a message, suggest a playdate on the app, meetup at a local park, then add them to your Village when you are ready to start swapping sits.
Yes, it’s kinda like a friend making app, too!
who’s in your village?
These are fellow parents who swaps sits for points instead of cash using Komae’s point system. The average Komae Swapper saves $75 a month!
Angels are people who you trust to watch your kids but who do not need sitting themselves. For example, Grandparents! No point exchange or cash. A simple favor with no strings attached.
If your sit swappers and angels aren’t available, paying a sitter is still an option. Put them in your village and you’re just a click away from booking them on Komae and paying them at the door.