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I am babysitting two girls for a week. They are six and eight years old and the way I'm getting paid is that both me and her daughters go to French school so we finish a week before English schools and in our area there are no camps that week so the mom said that she would be paying 50$ a day for camps so I'm getting 50$ a day so after that week I will have 250$ which is pretty good.
by *~*Sarah*~* on 5/22/2013 10:59:01 PM
Hey, i'm 12 and I've convinced my parents to let me start babysitting and they're fine with it, but I have no-one to babysit. Most of my parents friends don't have kids, and they say fliers wouldn't work as most strangers don't want a babysitter they don't know. Can you pleaseee help me?!
by umyeahthatsme on 12/22/2012 8:16:18 AM
i am 12 years old and i have a baby sister age 3 my mom has school 8:00am to 2-5pm and her boyfriend has work occasionally
how can i get my mom to let me babysit my sister for money
we live in apartments and how could i get her to let me put up some fliers for babysitting and i could have them brimg the kid over instead pf going there (safer) ??
by Lover_2299 on 7/22/2012 9:26:08 PM
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by honeycakes on 1/22/2011 2:01:51 PM
This is SO helpful for beginners
by solar8 on 11/27/2010 1:08:57 PM
by isyrocks on 11/26/2010 11:02:50 PM
im 11 and i babysit my sis sometimes an d iw ant to start babysitting but ami to young. Also yes i do cook and i know have to take care of younger children from hanging around ;ittle cousins.
by Aaryn on 11/14/2010 5:19:24 PM
How much should I ask for I don't know what's a good price for my babysitting
by minicocounut on 11/10/2010 9:08:45 PM
Hi I need help my mom is not really supporting me I really want to get some extra cash so I can buy my own laptop but my mom says shes not sure she knows I love kids and enjoy the resposibility of a kid but IDK what to tell my parents so they let me do this job.
by minicocounut on 11/10/2010 7:41:11 PM
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
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by babygirl1265 on 10/9/2010 11:20:37 AM
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
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by carolinerr on 9/20/2010 6:07:17 PM
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by gramsnacks on 9/12/2010 12:05:57 PM
by gramsnacks on 9/12/2010 11:48:33 AM
hey, i am about to be 13 and i really want to start babysitting but my parents dont think i am old enough to stay home by myself but i think it is only because i am there"baby girl" i have been"studing"how to be a good babbysitter for over a year and i am about to start to red cross babysitters course.What should i do?
by moooomy on 9/9/2010 3:57:21 PM
I'm taking an online babysitting course called babysittingclass.com I'm a little nervouse about really little guys but I have a sibling 8 years younger and another one on the way!!!!!!!
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by jodij123 on 9/6/2010 4:12:04 PM
my mom wants me to babysit for her friends baby to make me more responsible. I've been around the baby and he hardly ever cries (which is awesome!) and he's uber cute but i'm nervous about changing diapers! my mom says its no big deal but i still really dont want to!!!
by cassidyann on 8/28/2010 10:30:57 PM
by lovemycrazybff on 8/23/2010 11:26:25 PM
by gussie398 on 8/23/2010 8:05:07 PM
Eeeeeeeeeek! i have my first REAL job TONIGHT! it's so cool and i'm totally looking forward to it and i'm hoping to become a highly-refered pro!
by twilightluvr316 on 8/20/2010 3:14:55 PM
My parents said i could babysit but my dad said i had to gain weight.I have a high metabolism and no matter how much i eat i cant gain weight. I ate all the junk food in my house and i didn't gain any weight. What can i do for the few pounds?
by singforlife on 8/19/2010 6:25:45 PM
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by 9girl8 on 8/14/2010 12:32:27 AM
where are places to take classes that are under $25 dollars to take please help my mom won't let me babysit unless i take the class but we can't afford it.
by 9girl8 on 8/14/2010 12:28:31 AM
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I want to babysit for my neighbor and my dad had mentioned it to them when we were over on day. They asked me how much I would want and I said I didn't know thinking they might have a price already estabished for other sitters. I really want to watch their daughter but I just don't know how much to ask for. How much do you think I should ask for if they have one 3 year old who is very nice and easy to watch. Please write back of you can. Thx.
by bubbathepenguin18 on 8/9/2010 12:25:52 AM
Some members of my church are moving to my development. They have 3 boys 3 years of age and younger. I have a 3 year old sister, so they are looking at me for sitting for the next few years! Hopefully the cash will come rolling in!!!
by Bootsie753 on 8/8/2010 6:28:01 PM
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by partyy like a rockstar on 8/4/2010 3:52:48 PM
ive been babysitting 2 little girls on my street...they love me they never let go of me haha i usully get paid 10-15 bucks an hour...and once i got paid for just playing house with them...(i was the baby, the oldest little girl was the mom, and the littlest girl was the husband) haha...i got paid 15 bucks! haha
by ljlove on 8/2/2010 2:12:20 PM
I have been babysitting in a group for about one year with two five year olds and one two year old. We only had one family and recently they moved away. So we just recently passed out flyers to some families and most of them have infants to one year olds. I am just 12 and the other people are 11 so, im sort of nervous about babysitting the younger kids!!! Do you have any tips for me!!!! please give me afew!!! Thank you!!!
by curly q12343 on 7/29/2010 5:48:10 PM
I really want to babysitt because we have a lot of little kids on my block. And I am not looking for a lot of money just somehing to do. My mom thinks im to young to babysitt and i hate it. My cousins started when they were in third grade. Im going into 6th grade and im 11. Sometimes i also think im too young cause my cousins come home with peanut butter in there hair. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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by maleyarae on 7/22/2010 1:23:55 PM
I have a family and i really love watching their kids while the parents work around the house. They havent started paying me yet but i kinda want to start taking care off them on my own when the parents are gone. How can i make sure that they dont think that they dont have to pay me?
by cheerleading1882 on 7/22/2010 12:22:30 PM
When you babysit you shouldn't bring your cell phone. The parents won't like that you were talking to yuor friends all night instead of watching the kids. Yesterday I watched a little baby for nine hours, you think its easy but it isn't. You have to constantly keep an eye on them so they don't put anything in their mouth or they don't go near the stairs.
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MOD MOD MOD!!! Also, I have another question. Hehe It's perfectly fine if you don't feel COMPELTELY comfortable answering this, I'm just looking for suggestions. My friend and I (we play guitar together and sing a lot) were just asked to perform at a wedding in September. The thing is, it would be a PAID performance, and they are asking how much we charge. It is a low-budget wedding with lots of monetary problems going on in that family (the parents aren't helping pay at all, the lady that is getting married has taken in two kids that aren't hers bc their mother died of cancer at age 23) so they are short on cash. I don't want to charge a lot because of that fact, so do you have some suggestions of reasonable prices? Thank you so much!
by PhotographyGirl on 7/11/2010 10:22:57 PM
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Hello! I have a question Is there another way for a 14-year-old to get money? I mean other than babysitting and mowing lawns and stuff like that. I really want to save up some money for a new guitar. One of my best friends and I play guitar together a lot and sing (we are actually really good if I do say so myself, we have been asked to play at our church and lead songs and play at house blessings and weddings!!) but I don't know how I could arrange to do shows and get PAID.....or if you can suggest a completely different way to get money, that would be great Also, I'm not really looking for an EMPLOYED job (say, at McDonald's or something) I'm just looking for a way that could get me some cash without having too many set hours that I HAVE to work. Thank you so much!
by PhotographyGirl on 7/11/2010 10:19:46 PM
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by madi323 on 7/6/2010 12:06:39 AM
by cats-r-the-best on 7/3/2010 10:13:13 PM
Hey Girls! I'm 12 years old and I really want to start babysitting. I have some families in mind. The one I think I know the parents best it just so happenstheir kids are kind of wild and can get out of hand. What should I do about this. Also, Do you think it would be ok to make flyers on the computer and stick them in the families mail boxes around the neighborhood that I know the best and if so what should I include in them?
by chickadeefo on 7/2/2010 4:50:26 PM
Thx gl, but i am still confussed, how do i get parents to want me to babysit? i mena i am getting a job next week but i want more babysitting jobs, my mom says a flyer, is that a good idea??? i am almost thirteen, i have like 10 kids i can sit but do teh parents want me to introduce myself to them?
by peaceloveact on 6/27/2010 1:54:06 PM
Hi, I'm 13 and I havn't babysat anyone elses kids except for my siblings! I barely know my neighbors because we just moved in last summer and the neighbors close to us don't have any kids! I need some MAJOR pointers!
by aviatorsrock101 on 6/26/2010 4:05:52 PM
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by Sam1220 on 6/23/2010 3:57:02 AM
what should I put on a babysitting flier? I have babysat several times and I am great with kids, and have taken the babysitting course but just do not know how to word it.
by beachluver97 on 6/22/2010 10:43:54 PM
I'm 11, but am extremely mature for my age and my family knows that. Do you think my family would let me babysit for them?? Thanks!!
by CutieTML on 6/17/2010 2:37:54 AM
by archerychic on 6/16/2010 6:50:30 PM
I'm really young but not too young. I need advice!
I'm babysitting my 6 year old girl cousin while we're camping. She's kind of picky. She loves being out and about but whenever I take her out on hikes and things like that I end up losing her. It's so annoying! I love kids and all but things can get out of hand. I have to pack food for her and I don't know what to do. I'm bringing a cell phone thank goodness. But to rap things up I need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by LittleLonelyPanda on 6/16/2010 3:32:28 AM
You in fact do not have to have take a babysitting course to start watching after kids. Let's say you're watching your next door neighbor's little boy, and you've known the family for years. If they really trust you and know you to be a good kid, they'll be thrilled that you offered. However, if you want to baby sit the new family on the block, a baby sitting course might give Mom a piece of mind. A babysitting course would just make things easier anyway.
by princessjulia97 on 6/14/2010 11:53:17 AM
Help! I have told people that I could babysit and I'm the only one in my neighbor hood, but they still dont call! I have even taken the courses??? What should I do?
by jrwaterski on 6/14/2010 10:08:57 AM
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what are some good things to write on a babysitting flier? should i say its my first time..? help please
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by mileycalyx on 6/7/2010 3:58:43 PM
by supergirl_03 on 6/6/2010 9:38:53 PM
Everyone on my block has a little kid (7 and younger). I usually go and babysit one one day and another the other day. This year I had home and careers and one of them was a whole unit on baby-sitting kids. So... I AM PREPARED!
by minniecookie on 6/5/2010 8:54:04 AM
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by supergirl_03 on 6/4/2010 8:46:17 PM
by iluvwaffles on 6/4/2010 12:30:30 PM
thanks 4 the tips Iam just starting off
by samigurl on 6/2/2010 5:50:16 PM
I am an experienced girl with children (I helped out a kindergarden for half a year and tutored 3rd graders in reading) but I don't have anyone to babysit. I also took a Red-cross babysitters class too. The problem is that there are like 5 other girls in my neighborhood and they babysit all the kids. Help! What should I do?
by dizon97 on 6/1/2010 1:12:40 PM
mod mod mod! i know this sounds like a very stupid question but, if the child gets hurt or something, should you call the 'rents first or 911? thanks.
by tomboy74 on 5/31/2010 1:59:38 PM
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by cats-r-the-best on 5/28/2010 11:28:29 AM
Today I have to babysit maybe 6 little boys for 7 hours. My sister will be there and so will my cousin and we wll be babysitting them. The oldest is in the 2nd grade and I think the youngest is in Daycare. Is there any fun games you prefer we play or any tips you could give me on how to have fun with the kids? This is only my second time babysitting.
Thanks xoxo. Freddi N.
by mbh1997 on 5/27/2010 8:04:57 AM
OMG THANK YOU!!! I HAVE MY BABYSITTING CLASS IN TWO DAYS...
by Dance24/7 on 5/25/2010 8:13:02 PM
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by sebringobluestreaksgirl on 5/16/2010 7:59:14 PM
by Faith265 on 5/11/2010 5:44:32 PM
Hey! I'm eleven and my parents and I feel that I am responsible enough to babysit. I have taken an online course and have read many books but my dad says I should take an in-person cpr course. I know how to do it and I have taken an online course, but my dad says I should do an interactive course. My mom and I called a place where they offer cpr courses but they haven't gotten back to us. I really want to babysit right now and don't want to wait for months. What should I do?
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by xwritingonwallsx on 5/6/2010 9:57:05 PM
I am going to be babysitting for the first time today! I am babysitting a five year old boy and a three year old girl! I love the kids, but sometimes they can be a little hyperactive! How do I tire them out? The kids parents are here for small group from church, so I am pretty much watching over them! So when the kids mom and dad go out, they said I can babysit for money!
by ggnyooa on 5/2/2010 3:18:02 PM
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by sugarcookie11 on 4/20/2010 10:37:27 AM
hay i took a babysitting course last year. I babysit 2 girls and 2 boys. The kids are ALWAYS hitting each other. Also , the parents come home later than they say. sometimes they wont come home till 11 30pm. so how much should i charge. My mom says 5 but i feel like that is not enough.
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by hollistercrazy1 on 4/8/2010 4:03:01 PM
im a certified red cross babysitter but i only have one babysitting job and thats for my cousins. Is it bad that i dont have a cpr certificate?
by Pinkmoose98 on 4/2/2010 7:18:16 AM
I have always wanted to babysit, but I never have time during the school year. Hopefully I will this summer!
by hockeyismylife on 4/1/2010 8:40:39 PM
Thank you SOOOOO much GL. I did you advice from my earlier comment and no its not my original idea of what would happen but.... It is very cool. I get to start babysitting when I turn 12 in july. Still it is alot of time to wait but its better than around 2 years. Thanks agasin GL!
by gllove12 on 4/1/2010 7:26:24 PM
by PinkPanda11 on 4/1/2010 5:05:49 PM
Well, hi. Uhm, maybe you could ask your aunt to pay you. I'm sure she wouldn't mind. Then, you could change your times and days around (that your available) so that more people might adjust better to when you can babysit.
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by HorseRider101 on 3/31/2010 12:38:15 PM
I've been baby sitting for almost 3 years now and lately I've been getting paid any where from 10-15$ an hour. It really depends on who I baby sit for and what time. The most kids I've had to watch at once was 4, it also helps to have older kids be "helpers". I've baby sat kids from the ages of 3-12. (did have an infant once but she slept the whole time)
by karatejenn16 on 3/30/2010 6:37:16 PM
Today I'm babysitting my cousins (2 adorable boys!) and I can't wait until they get here! One time- I fed them mac&cheese- let's just say the shower had macaroni noodles in it!!!! Today their mom will feed them lunch and I just have to put them to bed for a nap.
ANY TIPS FOR A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD THAT DOESN'T WANT TO TAKE A NAP?!?!?!!?!?
Please respond before 1:00 p.m today!!!!!!!
by HorseRider101 on 3/30/2010 11:26:43 AM
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by bubbathepenguin18 on 3/23/2010 5:31:50 PM
i dont know wat to do i have been sick and sneezing it wont go away wat should i do
by lalia on 3/21/2010 10:43:47 PM
wat do i do if im sick and im baby sitting then i have like a sneezing fit or i puke and the kids are breaking stuff
by lalia on 3/21/2010 10:38:05 PM
by twilightluvr316 on 3/21/2010 4:44:37 PM
I have cousins with a kid and i know they trust me to do the work. I just don't get whether or not i need to except the money they offer. My parents keep trying to tell me i need to tell my cousins that i dont need to get paid, but i think it would be nice to make a little extra change. What should i do????
by emelpace12 on 3/21/2010 2:13:37 PM
Omg i cant wait to get started babysitting. This is gonna help sooooo much. Im excited but a little nervous about the kids hating me or whateva, wish me luck!!!
by emelpace12 on 3/21/2010 2:11:04 PM
by icanttake on 3/21/2010 1:33:04 PM
I know that you are by the list so no one is really listening to me.Is that true.And on that babysitting stuff it's so hard to get money by babysitting.
by JASIME on 3/20/2010 9:53:58 PM
So are you having issues with babysitting.I give tips,because now people are stealing money now a days and I to try to stay away from people who I don't know.
by JASIME on 3/20/2010 9:50:09 PM
I try to babysit to get money,but now a days people are taking their children to daycares.So I can't get money and I really need it right now.Thats the issue I'm having right now.
by JASIME on 3/20/2010 9:45:57 PM
I know babysitting is hard work.I sometimes I babysit my sister and brother for about 20 mins.
by JASIME on 3/20/2010 9:33:00 PM
I live in a city and all of the people in my building don't have kids, so I don't really know where to go to ask people if they need any babysitting!
by citygirl423 on 3/20/2010 6:45:00 PM
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by lucy0208 on 3/15/2010 8:26:03 PM
My nieghbors once asked me to babysit like a year ago and I was only 10 so my parents did not let me. But now I can babysit but nobdys askin me!!!!!
by lucy0208 on 3/15/2010 8:21:22 PM
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I WANT TO babysit but i dont have any family around me not even in the state! i put a flyer up at church alittle over a yr ago and told a few parents i would babysit but no calls. i even know th hiemlich manuver for babies and children/adults,same with CPR. why no calls?
by petuniagrace on 3/15/2010 3:43:09 PM
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by 4KAS on 3/9/2010 8:26:16 PM
This summer i was told that i get to start baby sitting my baby cousin do i need to bring anything with and i am eleven am i old enough
by doodlebug.98 on 3/8/2010 5:58:09 PM
by needhelp on 3/8/2010 4:54:41 PM
I keep trying to take a babysitting class from the american red cross, but they wont answer my emails or phone calls. Should I go ahead and start babysitting wanyway? I've read A LOT of books about babystitting and surfed the internet, so i think i know my stuff, all excpet some first aid, like CPR
by Supergal33 on 3/6/2010 2:01:24 PM
LoL ppl always say i'm good with kids so maybe i'll try babysittin this summer
gotta make a few extra bucks
by jojoyce_27 on 3/5/2010 3:37:44 PM
by needhelp on 3/5/2010 3:00:48 PM
by stixgirl101 on 11/25/2009 9:22:07 PM
Total great advice im gonna be babysitting in 1 year! So thanks Katie!
by Randafanna2 on 11/16/2009 8:58:03 PM
by Nickjonaslover14 on 11/8/2009 12:11:26 PM
oh yeah.. I usually do all of those things and now the family i sit for calls me the bbb... best babysitter on the block! so it works! xoxo
by luckyducky14 on 11/8/2009 9:57:18 AM
Hey new babysitting girls, i hav a few tips 4 you!HERE YOU GO: You should always try 2 arrive a few minutes early- maybe 5, but 10 might be pushing it. When you arrive early you can distract the kiddies while their parents get ready to go to wherever they're going without their kids getting in the way! Also bring some cool things from home that the kids will like to play with so that they don't get bored with their toys. And as soon as they kids go to bed wash the dishes and pick up whatever is out, even if you and the kids didn't get them out- you might get a few extra bucks and they will def want to call you back next time!
good luck! xoxoxoxo
by luckyducky14 on 11/8/2009 9:55:01 AM
by micah365 on 11/5/2009 1:32:50 PM
by micah365 on 11/5/2009 1:47:43 AM
by lapushgirl4ever on 11/4/2009 12:55:10 PM
by erichmo on 11/3/2009 7:49:10 PM
by happy2bme on 10/28/2009 8:32:53 PM
omg. i haveto babysit my brother what do i DO!!!?
by laughdotcomxo on 10/27/2009 4:52:38 PM
Thanks for posting this!! Now i know where to start!!
by baby_girl567 on 10/19/2009 6:27:55 PM
by groovygoat on 10/18/2009 1:53:49 PM
by daffyduck324 on 10/12/2009 12:54:09 PM
by chillipurry on 10/1/2009 6:53:24 PM
by foreverohever on 9/30/2009 7:44:16 PM
I'm only 11 and I have my babysitting license but no one will hire me.I am the youngest child so I have no siblings to babysit. I have babysat my friends cousins with her.What should I do?
by sparkles333 on 9/10/2009 2:00:55 PM
by happy223 on 9/6/2009 12:59:48 PM
by happy223 on 9/6/2009 12:51:44 PM
by happy223 on 9/6/2009 12:48:56 PM
thanks this really helps!!!
by kgirlpanda on 9/1/2009 6:56:51 PM
by RayGurl14 on 8/29/2009 2:54:48 PM
by cheerleader_247 on 8/22/2009 4:20:48 PM
by Seeeena(: on 8/20/2009 12:51:22 PM
by queenoja on 8/4/2009 10:45:01 AM
HOW OLD DO U HAVE 2 B 2 BABYSITE
by teamjacob4ever on 7/30/2009 5:55:05 PM
I'm having a tough time getting gigs and I even took a babysitting class and first aid class for it! This helps but my parents don't know many people who have kids and don't have an older sib to watch them. I also love on a street with no other kids so hopefully putting up fliers will help.
by SoccerWarrior on 7/30/2009 5:14:37 PM
Thanks Cara T!!
by frostybunny9 on 7/28/2009 10:06:52 AM
by frostybunny9 on 7/27/2009 6:20:32 PM
Thnx 4 the tips.... I think these willl really help a lot( :
by taylorandk on 7/26/2009 1:53:22 PM
I love little kids soooo much but my mom doesnt think im mature enough to babysit yet, or stay home alone. How do I prove to her that I am mature enough? I know I would be able to handle anything, but lately i just don't think she believes in me. HELP!!!
by cmc143 on 7/22/2009 9:00:14 PM
I actually got my first gig from my neighbors daughter. Their babysitter's father fell off a water tower and the sitter had to be with him. They called and I said "Of course". He was a year old and I got paid a ton for such late notice.
by sarahrocker on 7/22/2009 5:24:30 PM
My Mom won't let me babysit =( Great tips though
~Peace Love Music!~
by MusicLover#1 on 7/22/2009 3:28:07 PM
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to the movies later with some friends and I just remembered one of them babysits her cousins too! Thanks again!
by ashpi512 on 7/22/2009 2:23:18 PM
by ashpi512 on 7/22/2009 2:14:31 PM
by !miss kera baby! on 7/17/2009 4:39:28 PM
My parents won't let me babysit cause they think the parents will hurt me!! I'm SO mad!!
by pag53 on 7/11/2009 6:58:57 PM
a tip for beginners: On your first time babysitting for someone else, bring your mom or a friend that knows how to babysit just to show you what to do.
by gigglygirl121 on 7/8/2009 9:37:58 PM
by cats_r_the_best on 7/5/2009 10:14:45 AM
by jessie42 on 6/30/2009 9:32:08 AM
by mikira on 6/28/2009 8:07:06 PM
by HHSTenor19 on 6/23/2009 11:46:20 AM
great idea but none of my comments are showing up
by tally-wa on 6/20/2009 9:15:52 PM
I NEED to know how to make a sitting card FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by LOVE CRAZY GIRL on 6/20/2009 3:21:51 PM
by sad_girl on 6/19/2009 11:26:00 AM
by Madam Gir on 6/17/2009 8:36:15 PM
I'm starting to baby sit soon and I am really excited, thank you gl for the tips.<3
by beanerbelle15 on 6/12/2009 8:32:35 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/10/2009 6:22:05 PM
i really want to babysit but my bff and her little sis get all of the jobs because their mom is a daycare provider. when neither of them can take the job i tell her she should have them consider me. but she just say the kid is really picky or doesnt like strangers or something like that and says they always have a back up. it annoys the crap out of me. my mom says she is just afraid they will like me better and ask me to babysit for them instead of her. my friend proved it when one of 'her' clients asked me if i was able to babysit sometime. i said i don't have anything to do (at all literaly) and when my bff found out she flipped and was like no way i was babysitting for them then. she has the whole town thinking that she is the only and best babysitter avalible! any advice on what should i do?
by MJtwl on 6/10/2009 2:01:18 PM
by themostawesomestgurl on 6/9/2009 4:37:51 PM
MOD Ok i've looked at all the comments already posted and you guys give great advice. But, I think mine might be a little more complicated. My mom wants me to babysit and I want to also. But, my mom and dad don't know anyone I could babysit for and I have babysat with friends but other than that i've never babysat. I also haven't gone to any class. But, I'm VERY responsible and one of the best students in my class. I just can't find ANYONE to sit for. Plus my mom doesn't want to put fliers up. And it's really hard when ALL my friends have kids to sit for. And last..I REALLY need the money!!!!!!
by broadfoot103 on 6/9/2009 3:56:29 PM
by pupellie on 6/8/2009 10:32:41 PM
by HappyRainbowChicken on 6/7/2009 10:28:58 PM
thanks should i let the mom c me with the kids first? my mom says she wont let me babysit r there ne other ways to show her that i am responsible?? should i talk to the ppl i wanna sit for face to face first or put flier in thier mailbox? thanks for all the advice <3 u rock!
by jobrosrlife on 6/7/2009 8:53:43 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/7/2009 6:08:29 PM
srry Jeannie L im just freaking out lol srry again and ill post it again in one sec
by jobrosrlife on 6/7/2009 6:06:53 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/7/2009 5:46:58 PM
how do i mention being a moms helper? should i do it when the kids r there? should i make flyers? idk wat to do plzzz help and giv me tips also how do i get my mom to let my babysit??
by jobrosrlife on 6/7/2009 5:41:48 PM
Also remember to ask about any allergies. Whether it's to food, animals, or fabrics/substances!!!! You REALLY don't want to have a kid go into anaphylactic shock while your babysitting!
by AdamLuvr on 6/7/2009 11:50:57 AM
okay im kinda nervous tho bc i havent met the 'rents...ive met the nanny....and what should i put on the flier? i no the kids well not the 'rents tho i never met them!!!! can i talk to them...show them how i am with their kids and THEN put a flier in their mailbox? my whole fam's gonna b there when i met the 'rents so idt it would b a good time....wat u think??? should the kids b there to tell their mom if they like me or no??? would that b bad if she says no? im trying to c if the nanny works the weekend...if she does should i not talk to the mom? HELPPP MOD!!!
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 8:54:06 PM
okay im kinda nervous tho bc i havent met the 'rents...ive met the nanny....and what should i put on the flier? i no the kids well not the 'rents tho i never met them!!!! can i talk to them...show them how i am with their kids and THEN put a flier in their mailbox? my whole fam's gonna b there when i met the 'rents so idt it would b a good time....wat u think??? should the kids b there to tell their mom if they like me or no??? would that b bad if she says no? im trying to c if the nanny works the weekend...if she does should i not talk to the mom?
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 8:44:07 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 8:26:15 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 8:08:35 PM
thanks!! that rly helps! now im jw how i offer to be a moms helper...idk like im super responsible and all my bffs babysit! i feel rly left out 2!! also they have a nanny that works on skool days but doesnt work on weekends and late at nite idt...how should i get arund that!! thanks! <3, jobrosrlife
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 4:21:31 PM
thanks!! that rly helps! now im jw how i offer to be a moms helper...idk like im super responsible and all my bffs babysit! i feel rly left out 2!! also they have a nanny that works on skool days but doesnt work on weekends and late at nite idt...how should i get arund that!! thanks! <3, jobrosrlife
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 3:40:15 PM
by jobrosrlife on 6/6/2009 9:02:44 AM
THOSE REALLY HELPED ME I TRY THEM OUT NEXT TIME THANKS!!!!!!
by JADAPENSTATE111 on 6/5/2009 9:31:56 AM
by geckoo on 5/28/2009 9:20:41 PM
my mom is obsessive she says that if i want to babysit the kids hav to be brought to our house gosh she is anoying some times
by iwishicouldbabysit on 5/24/2009 3:13:23 PM
by clairedancergirl on 5/22/2009 3:26:49 PM
Really Helped Me! Thnks! I am now a certified babysitter. Yea!
by miss_nerdie on 5/19/2009 7:46:28 AM
by smilewhenyoursad on 5/14/2009 10:20:08 PM
by Bridgge2010 on 5/12/2009 10:01:18 PM
by animalluver44 on 5/10/2009 11:07:11 PM
by animalluver44 on 5/10/2009 10:31:28 PM
by luvcatjackollie on 5/10/2009 2:54:52 PM
by ambersoars on 5/2/2009 9:42:44 PM
by cutieme03 on 4/26/2009 9:41:07 PM
by disneylover22 on 4/26/2009 2:07:23 PM
With calling the parents if the kids are crazy, remember being crazy with a babysitter yourself? Yeah, we've all been crazy at least once in our life time. Maybe you broke something and they couldn't get you to calm down so they could clean it up. Or maybe you wanted to play with something and your sibling was, so you were yelling and throwing a fit for pretty much no good reason. All I'm trying to say, is everybody is crazy once and a while. So it's okay if these kids are a little nuts.
Still, it could get a little nuts, really bad nuts, too. THEN you call the parents.
by MathGirl98 on 4/25/2009 2:54:42 PM
by sparklejessi on 4/23/2009 11:02:09 PM
by runlover on 4/19/2009 2:08:05 PM
by demi :) on 4/15/2009 7:59:26 PM
MOD!! Thanks for responding!!
by softballmk12 on 4/15/2009 5:29:19 PM
by softballmk12 on 4/15/2009 2:08:10 PM
That was some good advice. Becuase i always wanted to babysit. The advice i just got could help me kik off my babysitting biz. I have some frineds in mind. When my mom was teen she did babysitting so i can advice from her
by suitemack on 4/14/2009 3:54:59 PM
oh and i need the cash
by yesley on 4/10/2009 2:04:22 AM
i don't really know any really little kids that need baby-sat but i really want to babysit because when i'm around my baby cousins in new jersey my aunt says that i would be a really good babysitter
by yesley on 4/10/2009 2:03:03 AM
by Sparkleey on 4/6/2009 11:41:58 AM
by Sparkleey on 4/6/2009 11:40:26 AM
I love babysitting!!! I babysit for this cute girl she loves to play playdough try playing restaraunt with playdough she loves it!!!
by Rylee321 on 4/4/2009 4:14:19 PM
by batonluvr13 on 4/2/2009 9:39:16 PM
I'm 11 and my mom think that i'm to young to babysit. any other ways to earn money?
by shortney on 3/25/2009 7:37:34 PM
by runrunrun on 3/22/2009 12:20:50 PM
by runrunrun on 3/22/2009 12:11:08 PM
by Angel-Baby on 3/20/2009 12:02:35 PM
by bubblebaby97 on 3/18/2009 5:50:24 PM
i so love kids they all ways laugh and giggel around me its sooo cool i love it
by jujuju on 3/18/2009 3:49:15 PM
If the kid you sit for on a regular basis will NOT go to bed? Dont quit sitting for that family just set their clocks 1 hour or 30 minutes later so when its 8:00 and time for bed the clock will say 9:00 so when the clock says 8:00 (its really 7:00) you can say BEDTIME! and if they freak you have an hour before they really have to be in bed! (Dont try this on older kids cause it will not work cause they are smart) PS: SET BACK THE CLOCKS WHEN YOUR DONE!!!
by sparklejessi on 3/17/2009 5:51:53 PM
Should I babysit with a friend?
by WoodenGuitar42 on 3/16/2009 7:27:11 PM
by luvcatjackollie on 3/16/2009 5:37:28 PM
Thanks for the tips! I want to start raising money for a big summer trip, but I'm only 12. This is sure to help!
by jenn06807 on 3/16/2009 5:28:03 PM
Thanks a lot for the advice
by DancinL on 3/15/2009 8:32:00 PM
what does "MOD" stand for?
by footloosegirl on 3/15/2009 7:20:51 PM
by DancinL on 3/15/2009 7:20:07 PM
I really don't know anyone who's an age where i could babysit them, but i love little kids. Where's a safe place to put up a flyer? (not church)
by luvcatjackollie on 3/15/2009 6:21:19 PM
I've stayed home alone for a few hours but its a little scary is it easier with other kids around??
by GymGirl003 on 3/15/2009 2:28:55 PM
by mluver17 on 3/15/2009 2:19:15 PM
by aubrey31 on 3/13/2009 11:54:33 AM
i started babysitting in january every thursday, 2 hours for $10. i already saved up $206 in the bank (she tips sometimes). ten bucks doesnt sound like much but charge not very much. good luck! <333
by volley_doxie on 3/12/2009 6:12:23 PM
Thanks so much for the tips!!
by queenbee37 on 3/8/2009 2:19:57 PM
by queenbee37 on 3/8/2009 2:04:32 PM
THnX! i REALLY NEED SOME MONEY.
by #1 student on 3/8/2009 12:15:09 PM
thanks because i am turnung 12 in a month
by bballer51 on 3/8/2009 11:48:54 AM
by bballer51 on 3/7/2009 9:23:45 PM
omg that helps sooo much:]]
i hope i can get a gig
by irishdolphin13 on 3/6/2009 6:22:58 PM
by coolestsis on 3/4/2009 5:58:57 PM
I have only babysat my little cousins and my moms friend's little kids. Once I take the course I am going to babysit more. I have been lucky my cousins and the other kids are angels[=
by xxalyssa96xx on 3/3/2009 5:06:10 PM
yay my first job is 2day!!!
by sparkle1365 on 3/1/2009 8:03:46 AM
by raindropz on 3/1/2009 12:26:18 AM
Im actually babysitting tonight and im really excited but there wild childs but ohhhhh well!!
by bluegirl_14 on 2/27/2009 2:56:00 PM
by fieldhockeyluver11 on 2/26/2009 6:01:51 PM
i am going to take a babysitting class because i love love love kids!
by ilovegiraffes45 on 2/24/2009 8:53:09 PM
i am going to make a website for babysitters!!!!!!! i will try to post back asap, but you never know!
by boyloveer12 on 2/24/2009 8:19:57 PM
My best friend and I might be making or own buissenss together! I'm so excited! We get to make money and be together at the same time! Plus, we'll be with kids! 3/3 are awesome!
by tinkcnv on 2/24/2009 7:08:54 PM
by nicegirl4509 on 2/24/2009 4:48:25 PM
what have have a friend and she wont to star the babyseting with you but you dont wont her to \
by nicegirl4509 on 2/24/2009 4:47:52 PM
by boomerbubbles17 on 2/23/2009 11:25:36 PM
hey come comment on my profile!!!!!!!!!!
by twilight lover98 on 2/23/2009 10:35:05 PM
I have to babysit my little sis EVERY DAY. It gets annoying sometimes, because I have to miss going to friends houses and stuff because I have to watch her.
by Miss~America on 2/23/2009 7:43:19 PM
I took a babysitting class at my school last year. It helped me a lot but I still have'nt started out yet :/
by happyfun111 on 2/23/2009 7:40:43 PM
this helped sooo much!!!
by raerae14 on 2/23/2009 9:29:01 AM
This helped soooo much!!!
by raerae14 on 2/23/2009 9:28:15 AM
One problem, my parents don't let me talk to any of my neighbors cuz they don't like them- they're all college kids and like to have wild parties. And we don't have family friends either, and my parents don't have any colleagues since they own their own business. Basically, I don't know anybody. How do I get a gig?
by supergirllala on 2/22/2009 7:54:10 PM
by ellyelephant101 on 2/22/2009 7:42:49 PM
i've babysitted before, and its fun (depending on the kid though lol) But these are still great tips!
check out my profile!
by beachgirl96 on 2/22/2009 6:44:14 PM
thanks for the blog, gl!! ive babysat tons b4, but this gives good tips 2 newbies!
by converse_luv_4ever on 2/22/2009 5:38:16 PM
i babysit a three year old, and hes just hitting the terriable twos. (late bloomer. lol) its not always fun. at all. but what i learned is that when the kid is acting up, i pick him up and sit him in his "time out chair" the kid TOTALLY stops! i just make sure to hug him after so that he knows im not mad. then i stick an elmo dvd in and he doesnt make a peep until the movie is over. magic!
by irishdancingfool17 on 2/22/2009 3:13:06 PM
Here`s some other good tips!!
*Always ask if the kids have any alergies.
*Check on sleeping children like every 30 min.
*Check on awake children like every 5 or 10 min.(it seems like a lot, but it takes like 2 secs for a kid to get hurt or get into something) And if ur babysitting younger kids keep them in sight at all times.
*Never leave a little kid in the bathroom unsupervised(sounds weird, but u never know what a kid will do in the bathroom!)
*Don`t be too bossy!! Remember u ARE the boss but u can still play with them!! Trust me, if u play with them, they`ll give u a better report to the rents!!
Hope these help!!
by jendolphingirl on 2/22/2009 1:59:50 PM
by lipgloss93 on 2/22/2009 12:09:39 PM
by twilightseriesluvr on 2/22/2009 11:46:44 AM
Nice advice thanks GL!
by volleychick879 on 2/22/2009 10:49:41 AM
by volleychick879 on 2/22/2009 10:44:40 AM
by daad13 on 2/22/2009 10:31:19 AM
about calling the parents, before they leave, and not in front of the kids, ask them if it's okay for the kid(s) to call to say goodnight if they want to. that way the parents will be expecting a call, and u can also give a little report, "timmy ate well and is getting ready for bed. Have fun, see you at ten thirty!" or something like that
by dolphina10 on 2/22/2009 10:18:30 AM
by HEDG3HOG_LOV3R on 2/21/2009 10:11:37 PM
by HEDG3HOG_LOV3R on 2/21/2009 9:19:19 PM
I babysit my nephew and neice all the time and my nephew just started the phase of wanting his mom when he goes to bed...i just rock him or if it gets too late i lay down in my bed (since thier room is shared with me)and eventually he will go to sleep...having a picture of his mom really helps him.
by LesliePowers on 2/21/2009 8:27:20 PM
ive never babysat actual kids but ive babysat dogs. those are pretty easy. when im gonna babysit kids ill probably take them outside and let them plays so they get tuckered out and go to sleep early! PLEASE CHECK OUT MY PROFILE! IM HOLDING A CONTEST TO SEE WHO CAN BE THE NEXT COMMENT! SO COMMENT NOW!
by roosoccer96 on 2/21/2009 7:28:22 PM
I'm babysitting for the 1st time tomorrow, thanks for the tips
by dawningbeauty on 2/21/2009 6:03:32 PM
by swingchiorluvr on 2/21/2009 5:52:21 PM
Thanks..That was super helpful I have a babysitting class tomorrow on basic first aid!
by hoops4eva on 2/21/2009 4:45:46 PM
I really wanna try to babysit, i luv kids!
by Craziestgirluevermet on 2/21/2009 4:01:00 PM
tip about babysitting: try to make going to bed fun! pretend that you are the head director of a train and use the bathroom and any where else the kids need to go to before they go to bed as the stations!
by kata8888 on 2/21/2009 2:16:10 PM
Haha. I don't think I could babysit. I hate little kids. One of them would probably be murdered before the end of the night... ;)
by 61gymnast on 2/21/2009 2:02:05 PM
I've never babysat before so this is really helpful.
by band_girl on 2/21/2009 1:35:26 PM
I love kids!
4comment about 2 post fliers
by smilingisfun on 2/21/2009 1:05:48 PM
3 comment!! im starting babysitting i got my first gig today!!
by **iheart?**m2 on 2/21/2009 12:03:05 PM
If you are a beginner and you don't know how or what to do once you have started, ask the parents' of the child(s) you are watching for a list of things to do.
by lannie163 on 2/21/2009 11:37:27 AM
first comment YAY
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