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Texas is one of the states that lacks a babysitting law. Meaning, there is no minimum age at which babysitting is legal. Therefore, the Court would look at this at a case by case basis if the parents brought this up as part of the SAPCR (conservatorship/custody) situation.
While the child is in the mother's care, the mother decides what happens so if she goes out of town, she has the right to appoint a babysitter for the time. The father can:
-file a complaint about neglect with DFS (they have to investigate), or
-file a modification of the SAPCR, arguing that this and other actions have proven her incapable of custody and he should be the proper custodian.
Otherwise however, there is little the father can do. Unless the decree specifically states that for prolonged absences, the father will take over, then the mother has the ability to appoint a guardian/babysitter for her custody time.
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