I'd do it. I'm looking forward to mine being old enough to not have to take then for every quick milk bread run etc.
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29-02-2016 06:54 #21
29-02-2016 06:55 #22
Completely depends on the children.
29-02-2016 06:56 #23
I left my then 7 & 4 year old with a 14 year old babysitter while I played netball. They are now nearly 8 & 5 and she is 15. I was babysitting other kids at around 13.
29-02-2016 06:57 #24
I guess it's not the right time yet. But it would be awesome to work out together. Maybe in a year I will feel better about it.
29-02-2016 06:57 #25
If the 13 year old is responsible and they know where you are etc. If you are only a few minutes away. .I actually don't think it's that bad.
If the 13 yo is comfortable about it too would be a big factor.
Otherwise no I probably wouldn't.
29-02-2016 07:00 #26
Would you do this?
Maybe it's an Australian thing? I know my cousin babysat for money a few times last year when she would have been 13 turning 14 and I left my 20 month old with her a few times when I was visiting in November for an hour or two and she was 14 (turning 15). I trusted her more with DS than my mom, she's definitely more sensible!
29-02-2016 07:10 #27
I'd say more paranoid :/
My DD regularly surprises/impresses me with her her decisions/behavior, but I would not leave her with my 5yr old just in case of some sort of accident, not that I don't trust her.
29-02-2016 07:13 #28Senior Member
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I would if my eldest was responsible and if my youngest was ok with waking up without mum/dad. As long as they can contact you then it's ok (in my opinion)
29-02-2016 07:19 #29
29-02-2016 07:22 #30
6 months ago I would have said no way but now that DD1 is growing up and maturing (she's 9) I could see in 4 years time, her looking after her siblings whilst I went to get groceries etc. I do think it's a case by case thing though and depends on the child/ren.
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