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Would you trust a an elderly family member (75+) to watch your young children....

in which by young children I mean ages rangeing from 1-4 years old..

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (16)
  • Sure, if they were physically and mentally capable.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 4:56 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • My grandparents are that old and they watch my son when I work.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 4:57 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • Of course.

    Answer by gertie41 at 4:58 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • We already do! LOL My 77 year old MIL watched our children (now 6 and 8) on occasion and sometimes overnight when they were infants and toddlers. She now watches an infant and a 5 year old (her youngest grandchildren)...but then again she acts like she's in her 50's. After 42 years of marriage she became a widow 9 years ago, but for the last year has had a BOYFRIEND!! He's 84 and they do everything together--cruises, hikes/walks, casinos, movies, etc.

    It's true what they're as old as you feel! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:01 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • It would depend on how many kids and how healthy they are. My inlaws are in their 70s and I feel perfectly comfortable with them watching my son (he's now 18 months and has spent many days over there and a few nights). They also keep my 6 yo niece and 4 year old nephew overnight for 3-4 days at a time.

    Answer by missanc at 5:01 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • well duh! if anyone knows how to take care of a kid, it's my 80 yr old grandmother!

    Answer by bestmommyeber at 5:03 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • My mom is 66 and I wouldn't let her due to her health problems,so by 75+,definitely not

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:06 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • It would depend on their health. If they are fragile and not in good health then no, but if they are like my 86 year old grandma who is fit and still healthy (healthier than most her kids) then sure.

    Answer by carmadsmom at 5:06 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • Never. Not with a newborn to 4 year old. Maybe with an older child.

    Answer by BlooBird at 5:10 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • my grandfather is 72 and my grandmother is almost 70 and they keep my son all the time. They are in good health. My grandfather has battled cancer twice but other than that he has never had any problems. I would never deprive my grandparents from my son (their great grand son) they are the most loving people on this earth and i wouldnt want him to miss a chance to get to know what great people they are

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:16 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

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