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How old were you when you first babysat?

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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I was like 11 but today I would never hire an 11 year old to watch my child!

Things have changed so much.

by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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Dragonmamas
by Ari on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I was between 12 and 14 when my parents used to leave my little sister and brother with me, but it was for short periods of time - like less than an hour to go grocery shopping. I have had my little sister babysit my boys for short periods of time, too, but not until she was 15 and even that was a little scary at first.

othermom
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

I think 14-15, it was for three kids.

2girlsYES
by Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM
13
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Mommytotwo2014
by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM
10
mrs.hartman12
by on Jun. 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM
My siblings 10, other people's kids at 12.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jun. 27, 2014 at 2:14 PM

12

228mommy922
by Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Family 10 other peoples 12
pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM
10 I also would not hire a preteen to babysit. That is insane. I don't have much respect for those I babysat for at 10!!

I did ask my 15 year old SIL to babysit for the first time last week but 15 is different. SO and I both have siblings who were parents at 15.
auntangelofsix
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM
I was about 10 to 14 I think.
Keda84
by Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM
11
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