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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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Get a babysitting notebook, and log some info each time you babysit so you remember details such as which activities and food the kids like, any medications or allergies they have, and their doctor's contact info.
She told me that her flat was not licensed by the authorities to cater to babysitting services and that it was her private business.
I was babysitting for a pharmacist in the small town in Arkansas where I grew up," Arnold recalls.
It was when she returned to the room that the babysitting battle broke out.
There is a program that can help you be prepared for the responsibility of babysitting.
They might also askif the child has completed a babysitting course.
And if necessary, find out about babysitting services, which cost from $5 and up per hour.
To make ends meet, she lives with a family in exchange for night-time babysitting - an exhausting activity after eight or nine hours at the day-care center.
Maternity nursing and babysitting agency Malaak Mama & Baby Care is now offering babysitting services to five-star hotels, with trained childcare professionals available during flexible timings for short-term babysitting jobs and full-time child care, as needed during guests' stay.
Zarzen provides babysitting on a regular and long term basis (ie.
Dubai: A housewife, who ran an unlicensed babysitting service at her flat, has been found liable for the death of a two-year-old girl after she fell from a sofa.
That's a ways down the road, but it's starting to be, now that people are starting to ask me and put pressure on me, so - babysitting.
Katy's dad Owen is an obnoxious bully who has even walloped Anna's adopted daughter Faye, while Chesney's infamous mother CodCilla thought the local children's home was a drop in babysitting was a drop-in babysitting centre for her offspring.
MY wife and I were in a similar situation, especially with no immediate family around to call upon for babysitting duties.