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New babysitter: would you trust them to take your child out on the first day?

If you're trying a new sitter, how much freedom do you give them with your kids on their first day? Would you let the sitter take your child out to the local playground if it was within walking distance? Or would you have them stay home for the first X number of times?

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phoofy

Asked by phoofy at 3:04 AM on Mar. 4, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Depends on the age of the child.... with my kids, I would trust them as long as it were walking distance
    bcauseimthemom

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 3:26 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • What did her references say?
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:23 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • If you have done your research into her character then she should be allowed to go to the playground. If it is within walking distance it is very different than letting her drive the kids somewhere.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 6:35 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

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