can you depend on those babysitters?

United States
May 5, 2009 4:40am CST
I have observed some of those part - time babysitters, they don't care much of the work, and they only take a peek on the toddler when they feel like it. Mostly they either on their phones, or texting each other. I afraid of their working attitude. How could I trust a person like that to look after my children? Can you depend on your child on those babysitters?
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• United States
6 May 09
Most teenagers act like this now. No, I would not trust one like this with my children. I started babysitting at a young age. The first time I babysat in infant it was actually 4 month old twins. You should be wary of who you have watching your kids. Always pick someone you know you can trust and ask them to come over while your there for the first time, just so you can see how they interact. My babysitter has been a friend of the family for over 15 years, and she loves my kids almost as much as I do. I trust her with their lives. She is younger than me by about 5 years, but the kids know her very well and love to spend time with her. I don't know what I would do if we moved or if she did. It would be hard to find someone else to watch my kids that I could trust. I would look into finding someone in my church, or talk to someone at a high school about recomending someone. If you talk to someone in the office they can usually recomend someone that is a good student and doesn't cause problems. Or if your friends have older children talk to your friends about it. One of the best things I did when I first started watching children was watching them at home with my mom there. She didn't really help me, but she was there in case I needed help. It made me feel more comfortable and the parent of the children i was watching as well.
• India
6 May 09
No never. Nobody can care about your child the way you do. Atleast till the time your child can speak and let you know of your problems try to look after them on your own rather then relying on the babysitters.
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
5 May 09
I would never leave my infant with someone like this. I would leave my 8 yr old with them because she can tell me what goes on. when my kids were infants I only used family for babysitters. Now adays these teens are either on the computer, texting or on their phones instead of really watching the children.
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Hi there clorissa.. yes, i do agree with you.. specially those baby sitters who are much young than matured once.. for me, i don't really depend on babystiters, as much as i can i am the one who will be handling with my daughter.. fortunately, it's my mother whose the one taking care of my daughter while i'm at work.. i'm afraid of babysitters who are not that responsible enough in handling household works and babysitting..it's better to get a matured one, or maybe it's your mother or close relatives whom you can trust for your children..happy mylotting