Baby-Sitting Age Law
Is There a minimum age for baby-sitters in the state of Utah?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Baby-Sitting Age Law
I am not aware of a statute - however generally a baby sitter will have to be of sufficient age and maturity to care for the baby under the circumstancs. A 5 year old would never qualify, because of a lack of maturity. A 8-10 year old might be ok for a short period of time if another adult was available in the event of an emergency. Generally a baby sitter in her teens will probably be all right. The duty of the parents is to take reasonable care of their children - and they have some judgment to excercise. Err on the side of caution.