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If you babysit a child and they show up at 9:15-9:30 would you expect them to have already ate breakfast?

Sometimes he shows up at 10 something and still has not ate

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on Aug. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I would, when the child goes to school he will have to have eaten by then.
    lil_angel00

    Answer by lil_angel00 at 9:52 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • depends...my girls dont always eat right when they get up, sometimes they dont want breakfast until 11 or so...That's during the summer of course, during the school year they eat before they go to school...
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 9:52 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • you need to ask the mother if you're supposed to feed him. like most kids, if he sees you/your kids eating, he'll want something, too..whether he's eaten or not.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:53 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Not really. I would have fed my child, but, I know sometimes that doesn't happen with others.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:53 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • no i babysit and i always expect the child to be hungry no matter the time
    cnoble927

    Answer by cnoble927 at 9:54 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • If the parents provide the food or pay extra for the food I would have no problem with it. If not I would expect them to have have eaten before they arrived.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 9:57 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • depends what time he woke up I guess
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 9:59 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • that would be something you work out with the child's parent beforehand
    RainingHeart

    Answer by RainingHeart at 10:00 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • depends on when they wake up. If he's an early riser, then yes. But if he just got out of bed right before coming over, then no.

    Did you not include food as part of the deal when making the arrangement to watch him? Most baby sitters either say they will provide food for X meals, or they say the parent must feed the kid or bring the food.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:02 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • No not really. It depends.
    thegoodyears

    Answer by thegoodyears at 10:02 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

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