In Maryland, the Legal Babysitting age for non-family members is 13 years old. The age may vary from one state to another. However, babysitting of non-family members cannot be done with a child who is below this set age.
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Last edited at 8:03AM on 3/18/2012
I live in Maryland so I can tell you the legal age is 13. Many people do it before then, but that's technically illegal. I'm 14 and I don't babysit yet because it's also a matter of when you feel ready. I'm great with kids, I love them and have fine with them. But that's when there's a parent in the house. Like maybe in the shower or taking a nap I can watch the kids but I don't trust myself totally alone in a house with little ones. But I'm getting off the topic. The legal age is 13. -Beth:D oh also, I like the ravens too. i read your profile and were a lot alike!
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Last edited at 12:51PM on 3/19/2012
Legally Thirteen, but unofficially you can be younger if the family is acquainted with you and trusts you. BTW No matter what your age, you should be given minimum wage, a 15-30% gratuity, or greater for satisfied customers, and a paid or free ride home after dark, on lonely roads, or if greater than 1/2 mile back to your house. Final thought... Have the customer meet your parents before you start.. Parents are good at spotting troublesome situations.