I would highly recommend to secure a sitter especially for closing. While you are viewing properties, you never know what you may come across and it take some time to find the right home. It's very common to view homes with fragile items or actual safety hazards. In addition, you want to be able to notice the little things when looking for a home. It can quickly push a home to the top of your buy list. Finally, signing loan docs takes time and you will want to pay attention throughout the process as you are signing legal documents.