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Wanna start looking after little ones but not sure how to break into the babysitting biz? GL babe and babysitting pro Katie Shutt gives you the 411 on how to kick-start your sitting services.
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MODMODMOD how old should you start babysitting?

Hey girl, I'd say 13 or 14 but it all depends on the parents of the family you're babysitting for, your maturity and what they're comfy with.

Alyssa B.

by peaceluvsmile on 11/9/2010 5:12:53 PM


Im 13 and I babysit my 2 lil sisters when my mom goes to the store. But my dads in the house asleep. My mom babysat in a house alone when she was like 10. I realy want to start but dont know how to convince my mom. I cook on a stove all by myself and am planning on learning infant cpr.

by pittypatter2 on 11/7/2010 3:27:27 PM


MOD i want to start babysiting but my mo says that its an insult that i want to want to work for other people because she doesnt pay me enough for folding laundry and stuff like that. i really need some extra money. how do i convince her to let me babysit?

Hey girl, tell her you want to babysit not just for a little more spending money but because you really like kids. 

Alyssa B.

by harleyangelbaby on 11/2/2010 6:56:12 PM


i am a certified babysitter since April.i havent had much buissness on my own.(usually with my friends).and i have posted flyers an did got a call but i had to say cuz it was my moms birthday party!but how do i get more clients?


I would ask your parents to see if they could ask their work friends, neighbors or other people they know. Since these people would know your parents, they'll probably be more likely to trust you to watch their kids. It can be tough for a parent to give a call to someone they don't know. However, I'm sure it helps that you're a certified babysitter! Good luck!

Vanessa J.

by babygirl1265 on 10/9/2010 11:20:37 AM


MOD MOD MOD how old do you have to be to babysit


Hey girl!  It really just depends on what the parent and the babysitter are comfortable with.  Some places offer babysitting training - for example, the Red Cross offers it for 11 to 15 year-olds.  xoxo

Marie H.

by thepeace808 on 10/9/2010 12:15:54 AM


i really want to babysit so i can get some extra money but i also love little kids. im 11 am i to young to start babyitting or petsitting? im real responsible and i can be very mature and im stong too if it will ever come to a chance i need it problably wont please respond thanks

by GL_girl10 on 10/8/2010 8:16:40 PM


MOD i wanna buy an MP3 player with my babysitting money something under 90 bucks preferably touch screen
thanks~ muenessa678

Hey! check out Ematic mp3 players Smile 
Helen S.

by muenessa678 on 9/30/2010 8:05:18 PM


MODMODMODMOD Hey. I babysit my neighbors kids. They are a five year old, an 2 year old and a 6 month old baby. i dont get paid because theyre my neighbors and stuff which i get but i was them 3 times a week and when he does pay me. my mom takes it away because she thought i asked for it.grrr... also i want to babysit 1 of my bgf lil brothers but my mom wont let me unless we watch him at my house cause they live a few blocks away. shuld i ask if its alright if i ask if i can watch him at my house. and wat if she says no to it at my house but yes at her own. wat shuld i do. HELP



Hey girl! If you truly want to babysit him, then I'd ask if you can at your house. I don't see why his mom wouldn't go for that.. if your mom is home Smile


Becca G.

by chicaloco859 on 9/29/2010 8:20:05 PM


Need advice? Mods are too busy?

Ask me! I'll help you with anything from bras to periods to boys to friend trouble! Just ask a question on my profile and I'll get back to you usually within a day!

by carolinerr on 9/20/2010 6:07:17 PM


im 11 and i babysit 10 kids when i go to grandma house or when they visit my house its really hard my sister wont help me and the bad thing no one thanks me or give me something


Hey girl!

Babysitting always gets sticky when you're doing it for family. It would be a good idea to have a convo with your parents about your situation. Don't be whiny and demand that your grandmother pays you. Try telling them that you find babysitting 10 kids to be overwhelming, especially since your sister never helps you out. Be sure to say that you don't mind doing it, but you need to come up with a compromise that works for you and your fam. 


Good luck!


GL Mod

Brittany T.

by lilygirl1 on 9/14/2010 8:14:55 AM

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