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would you let your 16 year old son babysit your 9 month old baby for about 4 hours?

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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 feeling a little leery of it myself but he is 16. what do you think? I know he wouldn't let nothing happen to him.  he's protective of him in that way but I worry he may not be able to sooth him the way I can when he starts crying but then again baby may be just fine. would you do this if you needed a sitter for a couple hours? my dh is away right now and I have no one else who is able to do it.

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activitymode
by Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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if he's responsible, sure why not?

does he have the ability to call you if you anything goes wrong?
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bunnywzrd
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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if he is mature enough I would. Next time baby gets upset let your son sooth him while you are there and can watch. See how they do.

VintageWife
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM
No
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alexsmomaubrys2
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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I would. I was babysitting at 16.

alexsmomaubrys2
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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Would you be asking this if he was a she?

reche1978
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I would hope so, if I had an older child and a baby I would hope they could help from time to time

.Peaches.
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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If he's responsible, then yes. I was babysitting more than one kid at 16....more like 6 or 7 of them.

jackiewal10
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Yes.  16 is more than old enough.

Mazie0723
by Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM
My 13 yr old watches my almost 6 month old when we go hang out next door. If she was 16 yes I would let her.
LongBeachLiz
by Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM
You know your son. I was babysitting at 12/13. If you feel he can handle it then why not?
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