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Although Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund gets far more business and leisure travelers than it does families with kids, there is a babysitting service available at RMB200 (US$32) per hour, exclusive of the hotel’s standard 15 percent service charge. If you need a sitter, give the concierge desk several hours’ notice and note whether you need an English- or Chinese-speaking sitter. The Five-Star hotel does not have a playroom, but it will send things like toy cars and dolls up to the room for junior guests to borrow. If you’re interested in having your sitter take your kids to the hotel’s pool, be sure to confirm ahead of time that she or he is able to do so.