Bub is still a few months away but I've had a few people say things like "Oh when you want to go to the football/out for dinner/etc etc I can babysit for you!" Which is fine, because its nice of people to offer. If its someone who I would never in a million years allow to babysit my child I tend to just do the smile and nod (or in the case of facebook, conveniently not see their comment lol) and not really give an answer.
But...some people have been really persistent. They keep saying it over and over again, and one particular person has even taken to having other people tell me what a good babysitter she would be (even though she really isn't, and I've seen it for myself).
I imagine its going to be much harder to say no when the baby is actually here and as some of them are family, it will be even harder when they realise that other family members are allowed to babysit.
So what do you do? I don't want to tell them the reasons why I say no because I don't want to start a big family drama and I don't want anyone getting upset if they never get to babysit, but I simply will not leave my child with someone I don't trust.
How do others get around this issue?