Q:

How often do your leave your child(ren) with a babysitter?

  • Linda says:
    about once every other week - usually grandparents or girls from our church

  • Jennifer says:
    Maybe once a month I get mom to watch them for Mickey and I to go out.

  • Anonymous says:
    Rarely, and when I do, it's usually with family or close friends

  • Louize says:
    bout 3 times a year

  • Tanya says:
    Not often but its be more and more as she grows older.

  • Leah says:
    We have never had a babysitter.

  • Andrea says:
    Almost never...can count the times on one hand, probably

  • Terri says:
    ha ha ha - never now - they are all old enough to take care of themselves

  • Donna says:
    my boys goto his grandparents every week for sleepovers but only when necessary

  • Alishia says:
    i don't

  • Linda says:
    my lil one stays with his older brother once a week for an hour or so .(luke is 15)

  • Rosa says:
    ONLY WHILE I WORKED

  • Tara says:
    Only when I have to work

  • Amanda says:
    Once a month

  • Gina says:
    not often at all.

  • Julee says:
    rarely, they are still very young!

  • Jennifer says:
    Once every couple of months or so. I dont really have anyone to take them.

  • Migdalia says:
    2-3 times a week

  • Tamara says:
    never always with a family member or a friend

  • Melissa says:
    I dont, dont believe in anyone caring for my she is my responsibility.

  • Irene says:
    DIDNT

  • Nicole says:
    hardly ever now

  • Katrina says:
    never only when I was really sick with glandular fever and my good friend and nieghbour looked after her til her father got home from work.. I looked out my loungeroom window and cried seeing someone else playing with her.. she was about 3 months old i think

  • Leanne says:
    never

  • Jodi says:
    I don't often

  • Rachel says:
    only with grandparents or very close family,once evry 2 wks

  • Sandra says:
    Hahaha... 4 times each their whole lives

  • Amanda says:
    not much

  • Darice says:
    I have never hired a babysitter, per se. We had daycare, and only one was someone I didn't know, but I would have paid her anything she wanted to care for Logan. She was awesome! Then there was Carol. Their second mom. She loves them, they love her. But they don't go to daycare anymore. Just my dads.

  • Bobbie says:
    Not at all

  • Shelley says:
    never

  • Anonymous says:
    once a week with mum or dad

  • Suzanne says:
    No longer needs one.

  • Darlene says:
    My mom use to want to take him all the time. I use to have to ask for him back. LOL

  • Jennifer says:
    Just my mom or Bri when I had too but I was a stay at home mom and worked part-time while Curt stayed with them

  • Lori says:
    Well, I have a live in babysitter now, so I get out once a week usually.

  • Jorgie says:
    once every 6mths

  • Sarah says:
    Well, christian started daycare when he was two, but I worked there. Chloe had to start daycare at 6mks and she stayed home with me for six month between 09months and 15months.

  • Kerre says:
    never really, I have my mom

  • Carrie-Lynn says:
    Never, only ever been left with her adopted grandmother and her uncle Yuval. oh, and I think once with her auntie karen. it is pretty rare that this occurs anyhow.

  • Rachel says:
    Never had a babysitter. I always had a family member, but not that often.

  • Terrell says:
    Not often at all. Can't afford it

  • Lisa says:
    just about every Friday night she goes with my mom. It's ME time

  • Linda says:
    When an infant - my parents When they got older maybe once a month.

  • Jessica says:
    Since ive had her shes 11 months now ive only left her with my Mum 3 times...i hate leaving her!

  • Ruthie Clare says:
    Never really

  • Melonie says:
    1 time a year with grandma and grandpa when they were preschoolers. Now our oldest is 16 and watches younger brother 1 time a week so mom and dad can play badminton together.

  • Melinda says:
    right now none. When I first started...they were with their dad. During the summers when our schedules would class, they were in daycare.

  • Anja says:
    never

  • Anna says:
    Only when I have to work before or after they're in school.

  • Susanne says:
    very rearely

  • Debbie says:
    none.. unless its grandma.. and even that isnt very often

  • Hayley says:
    rare occasion but not with a sitter only my mother in law or my sisters

  • Jacqui says:
    we really didn't much

  • Rachel says:
    I wish I could say once a week, but I'd have to say less than once a month.

  • Chloe' says:
    Must find one!!

  • Isabelle says:
    Hardly ever!

  • Francine says:
    hardly ever

  • Ruby says:
    very rarely

  • Kerry says:
    no very often

  • Sarah says:
    rarely!

  • Autumn says:
    Never really. Sometimes with family, but that is it. Only over night a couple of times.

  • Aída says:
    i used to leave her everyday 'cause I had a fulltime job. But i had a bad experience with the last one so I decided to have a part time job and staid with my girl more. other days my boyfriend stays with her, and when we wanna go out on nights she goes to sleep at my mom-in-law's house.

  • Michelle says:
    Never have

  • Samantha says:
    DONT

  • Joanna says:
    3 times a week

  • Sinead says:
    Only ever with my mum when needed.

  • Felicity says:
    Are you offering???

  • Bianca says:
    once a month if that

  • Danielle says:
    Once a week, only with family and close friends

  • Jackie says:
    Four days a week at nursery and occasionally with my mum for an evening out

  • Liz says:
    I DONT AS A RULE I ALWAYS WANTED THEM WITH ME,BUT IF I EVER HAD TO LEAVE THEM IT WUD ONLY BE WITH FAMILY.

  • Zoe-Nicole says:
    have only just started leaving them with my mum over night on fridays

  • Stacy says:
    not very often

  • Shamara says:
    Only my mom who lives with us.

  • Rebecca says:
    Never a babysitter, couldn't do it! Don't need one though because she stays at nanny and grandads once a week!!! GanGan is her best friend!!!!

  • Paula says:
    Not very often once a month if that but it's with my eldest daughter who is 19yrs old or my mum.

  • Angela says:
    once a week at nursery

  • Lysa says:
    just about never

  • sarah says:
    about once a week to go shopping

  • Danielle says:
    Often enough to make other parents jealous that we have such great babysitters on call...

  • Nicola says:
    Hardly....and if it is its usually family or friends.

  • merry says:
    hardly ever.

  • kawanna says:
    never

  • Catherine says:
    Never. Always daddy or immediate family

  • Jessica says:
    never, except thier dad

  • Kate says:
    never only with grandparents once a month

  • Sarah says:
    Not often enough.

  • Jo says:
    Rarely.

  • Tracy says:
    Lo, only ever with grandparents or aunty Cohen only with Nan for an hr or so

  • Sarah says:
    Only ever with family or close friends. We have never done formal childcare!

  • Anna says:
    When little, never. When a bit older I only every left them with my mother. None of them have ever been left with a babysitter.

  • Leah says:
    rarely, and then my brothers watch him. They play video games and distroy the house. He does have a sitter, Grace, who is lovely and wonderful. I just don't need her all that often=(

  • Danielle says:
    When I work, every day, right now, on friday nights for a few hours, so that we can have some time as husband and wife, and then on Sundays for our softball games, but that is usually with my parents.

  • Marlana says:
    Never had a babysitter, but my parents and his aunt watch him alot.

  • Sarah says:
    Weekdays, same sitter for 2 years.

  • Amaris says:
    Never, I can count on 1 hand all the times he's been away from me with a babysitter

  • Heather says:
    We are very blessed to have both our parents available to help whenever needed.

  • Stephany says:
    Very little, and it's their grandparents!!

  • M says:
    Almost every day while I work :(

  • Joy says:
    5 days a week... I work fulltime.

  • Cyndi says:
    Right now, never because I just moved, but before weekdays when I worked.

  • jennifer says:
    never w/a babysitter, but with my mom she spends the night every other weekend.

  • Lisa says:
    Not really ever. Just my mom a few times.

  • Sarah says:
    used to be never however they now go to the grandparents house as they want to have sleep overs and they go to care when i go to work

  • Elizabeth says:
    amelia goes to grandmas once a week, not a babysitter or childcare. sophie stays with me still.

  • Jeneya says:
    Not often and they are not babysitter's they are family. Not sure if they've ever HAD an outside "babysitter"

  • Rebecca says:
    Rarely.

  • Linsey says:
    just when I work, once or twice a week

  • Michelle says:
    once or twice a month and the babysitter is nanny!!!! they nannys little boys.xx

  • Laura says:
    I have gone out 3 times this year so that means very rarely. She stays with my mum if I have to work at night

  • Erica says:
    few times a month

  • Michelle says:
    Nolan has never been with anyone other than his family. Maybe like once a month for 2 hours.

  • Trina says:
    I NEVER DID WITH MY SONS AND ONLY FOR 3 WEEKS WITH MY DAUGHTER, 1st A COMPLETE STRANGER THAT RAN A LEGAL DAYCARE IN HER HOME, DIDN'T LAST CAUSE I WOULD BE 5 SECONDS LATE PICKIN UP AND SHE COMPLAINED SO I PULLED MY DAUGHTWER OUT B4 SHE TOOK IT OUT ON HER, THEN HER G0D-FATHER AND HIS GIRL FRIEND FOR 2 WEEKS.

  • Carlene says:
    Hardly ever

  • Susan says:
    lol baby sitter whats tht

  • Shona says:
    not very often

  • Lenore says:
    Basically never

  • Carmen says:
    Not too often

  • Angii says:
    Never

  • Kelly says:
    Not often

  • Lianne says:
    neva

  • Elize says:
    Net as die noot druk en dit moet.........

  • Crystal says:
    not often only when my mom offers or i ask rarly tho im usually here all the time unless i got something i need to get done my mom is the best and my aunt

  • Sarah says:
    never

  • Caroline says:
    once a month

  • noelle says:
    never

  • Eboni says:
    No babysitter as such. My sister takes them out on Thursdays.

  • Tameka says:
    baby sitter, very very rarely, she goes to child care mon-fri other than that, she is with me all the time, unless i get mum or dad to take her for a night, which is VERY VERY VERY rare

  • Janette says:
    i used to take my children where i went most of the time

  • Jacqui Marie says:
    I havent. on a saturday her daddy (my partener) has her when I go work. My mum sometimes has her.

  • Nichole says:
    dont have baby sitter. he loves time with nan on wednesdays and daddy on thursdays. then day care on fridays. otherwise it just good old mum.

  • Christi says:
    All the time. I had to go back to work when she was only 5 weeks. Lord know her (insert what you will, I refuse to call him her D--) wasn't going to take care of her.

  • Miko says:
    no much

  • Becky says:
    when they was babies I always had them as they got little older there grandma's watched them or aunt other then that no one. And now that they are older they go with me every where or stay with dad why I go

  • Doris says:
    Well never now as the older teens look after the brood when we need to go out. When the eldest were little, we never really went out.

  • Manda says:
    I left Edward and Amy with Edwards godmother when I went for some apointments last month but now they are on a friday they stay with their dad. My mother in law looked after the kids when I went to a funeral last week so not that often

  • nessa says:
    NOT very often.. i worry too much

  • Jordan says:
    Not much at all.

  • Kristine says:
    my son maybe once every 2 weeks my daughter never noone else can nurse her lol

  • Kirsty says:
    I dont ..

  • jennifer says:
    not very often at all, my mum trys to make sure that she has them over night once a month, she had them all over night for the first time last night which was a shook to my system!!!

  • Mara says:
    Quite a bit but it's just my mom who sits for me right now. And it's usually so I can run a quick errand or go to the gym for an hour.

  • amy says:
    Hardly ever

  • Megan says:
    Umm maybe once every 2 months unless im busy busy and then just the one night and then i pick him upp in the morning

  • Marissa says:
    once a month

  • Shannon says:
    Never

  • stephanie says:
    Just my gran, mum or dad when i go to work

  • Samantha says:
    at the moment as im working part-time as a calf rearer its everyday

  • Kerensa says:
    never with a ababy sitter only with his nanny, granny or aunty =]

  • Ashley says:
    Leave them with Grandma or Nana once in a while..

  • Ursala says:
    I have left him 4 times in his entire life!

  • Sarah says:
    barely..unless i wanna go do something with dragging them with me..but im usually only gone for a little while.. 2 hrs at the most..

  • Kimberley says:
    not very often

  • Michaela says:
    Not really eva

  • Courtney says:
    My oldest is the sitter, but I don't go anywhere but the store

  • Steph says:
    Maybe 3 or 4 times a year

  • ALICIA says:
    Rarely. My mum has her if we need a babysitter and that is usually every few months. Never left her with anyone else

  • Kari says:
    If my parents and sister count then daily

  • Christine says:
    not often only on special occasions and david takes me out

  • Chelsea says:
    Rarely these days

  • Donna says:
    once a month, sometimes not even that

  • Carisa says:
    Two to three days a week while I sleep ( I work nights) during the day and my partner is at work.

  • DD says:
    Very often because i go to school

  • Shantanna says:
    All the time

  • Emily says:
    not too often

  • Amber says:
    Rarely

  • Courtney says:
    Not often enough for me to count

  • Jamie says:
    never...or almost never...usually my mom will watch him if I have to be somewhere he cant be with me...other than that im a stay at home mommy.

  • Kristy says:
    Not anymore

  • Lauren says:
    Hardly EVER

  • Zoey says:
    not very often bout once every 3 to 4 months

  • Samantha says:
    well when i go to school i do otherwise i have them all the time until brad gets home

  • Tiffani says:
    NEVER. She stays with her Gramy for a few hours at a time so I can get things done around the house. But other than her being at Gramys house she never stays anywhere. AND SHE WILL NOT EVER BE IN DAYCARE!

  • Meghann says:
    once a week, and only for appointments. if someone offers to have her for a while, i don't say no, but i only ask when neccesary.

  • Jennifer says:
    NEVER ITS ALWAYS OUR PARENTS OR AUNTIE CATHY

  • Melissa says:
    maybe once or twice since birth,

  • Sarah says:
    Unfortunately - 5 days a week. But at least she seems to enjoy it there...

  • Danielle says:
    Haven't had the need to yet. Do grandparents count?

  • Christy says:
    Not very often

  • Julie says:
    Never.

  • Francine says:
    twice a month , , , , , day care on fridays EVERY friday :)

  • Alena says:
    roughly once amonth.. just depends on if someones havong a party or not or whatever

  • Alison says:
    Xander goes to daycare tuesdays and thursdays

  • Dianne says:
    Special occasions.

  • Nicole says:
    when i can lol

  • kimberley says:
    not very much.... but sometimes with mum

  • chelsey says:
    Hmmm a couple times a month

  • Kylie says:
    Not very often

  • Sarah says:
    not very often, maybe once every 5-6months sometimes not even that

  • Shamarra says:
    They both go to daycare 2 days a week. Never been with a hired babysitter, only family

  • Kirsty says:
    Hardly ever.

  • Samantha says:
    jai never and ethan probably 2-3 times a week if i have to go do things he stays with my aunty

  • ashleigh says:
    Not often they go stay wit nan n pop don't really have a babysitter

  • Amie says:
    Never! His Aunty Jody watches him when were out but he's always under the same roof as I am!

  • meghan says:
    I did for three hours a week when I went to work. Now Grandma watches him. And despite what ONE person would say, it is not as often as I should. Maybe 3 times a month

  • Cait says:
    My mom takes them overnight on Tuesdays and Saturdays so me & rob can spend time together

  • Allie says:
    only done it twice

  • Ede-Leigh says:
    I don't need to leave them with a babysitter, they are old enough to not need one. And if I go out at night, they normally come with me.

  • Kitty says:
    Never...he is with me, his father or my mother

  • Veronica says:
    never, stayed with MIL a bit

  • Jenny says:
    I have only done it once so far

  • Brittany says:
    I dont

  • Emily says:
    not very