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what age do you have to be to babysit in new york state

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Ed Johnson replied 9 years ago.

Dear XXXXXk,

There is no age requirement in NY; the health and human services only provides guidelines of:

The child must be competent to take care of themselves and the other children safely and able to handle contingencies. It is generally accepted to be age 11 to 13 but can be younger.

Parents make the subjective deterination base on the maturity and abilty of the child.