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babysit for

1. To watch another person's child or children. In this usage, the child is listed after "for." Julia will babysit for the kids on Saturday.
2. To help another person by watching their child. In this usage, the person being helped is listed after "for," and a noun can be used between "babysit" and "for." Can you babysit for us tonight? Dave's company is having a work event that we have to go to. I got one of the neighbors to babysit Charlotte for me so I could come to the party.

babysit for someone

 and babysit (with) someone 
1. to attend and care for a child for a period of time. I'm looking for someone to babysit for my cousin. Will you babysit with my cousin?
2. to attend and care for a child for someone for a short period of time. Would you mind babysitting Roger for me for a few minutes? Sure, I will babysit for you.
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Children who babysit should arrange in advance with the parents the hourly wage they will be paid.
Babysit 4 me is currently operating throughout Cardiff, Penarth, Bridgend, the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry.
I call other people when I'm not busy and say, "I was wondering if you are going somewhere tonight, or any other time, and would like me to babysit your kids?
The 54-year-old coach says he can't wait to babysit after a difficult year.
Now she's told another two people that I was drunk and they won't have me to babysit any more.
A BABYSITTER-turned-businesswoman is looking for childminders from Nuneaton and Bedworth as she launches a recruitment drive to find 5,000 people willing to babysit on Millennium New Year's Eve.
The events center around the popular children s books How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan; Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; Curious George by H.
Johannesburg, Nov 30 (ANI): Men who babysit their children or cook in their house are not 'stupid' or 'bewitched', an expert has said.
And of the 3,000 parents quizzed by firm ReadyBed, 41% said the biggest reason they stayed in was they felt guilty about asking other people to babysit.
My wife feels sorry for her and asks her to stay quite often which is good as she can babysit.
She says it's because my best friend got drunk and my cousin is going with her own friends, but she is just making excuses know she just wants me to babysit.
I want to babysit, not offer my services to sad-and-lonelies.
But it is daughters who are most likely to ask mums to babysit in years to come.
Soon afterwards Charlie would babysit for Alfred's three children to earn extra money.
Under existing rules, people who babysit for more than two hours at a time, or on more than 14 days per year, should be registered if there is a "reward" such as money or free baby-sitting.