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10 Frightening Tales Of Babysitting Gone Wrong

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Good help is hard to find. Good babysitters are even harder to find. Once you find a competent, reliable babysitter that charges an affordable rate, hang on tight and don’t let her (or him) go! You’ve been warned.

Many parents are reluctant to even hire a babysitter, and with good reason. We hear so many horror stories about secretly abusive nannies and negligent sitters that endanger the lives of kids.

I don’t know if this post will make you feel any better about the big, bad world because there are terrible sitters out there. But if you already have a good sitter in your rotation, you’re going to want to give her a raise after reading this.

Bad babysitters come in all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 frightening tales of babysitting gone wrong:

1. The Grumpy Babysitter

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I would never hire a surly babysitter with a bad attitude. #sorrynotsorry

2. The Flaky Babysitter

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Unreliable sitters always get a black mark in my book. Unfortunately, in this story, the flaky babysitter in question is the woman’s sister.

3. The Slacker Babysitter

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Sleeping on the job? Um, NOPE.

4. The Horny Babysitter

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This frisky babysitter did what most young sitters are tempted to do—but, COME ON. Get lucky on your own time.

5. The Secretive Babysitter

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I heard you were supposed to wait until after the third trimester to tell your boss that you’re pregnant, but this is taking it a little far.

6. The “Bad” Babysitter

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This bad, bad babysitter thinks she deserves punishment. This whole interaction is so creepy I don’t even know where to begin.

7. The Babysitter Thief

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Babysitters are often accused of stealing or “misplacing” things since they work in a home all day long. Sucks when a dishonest sitter and her boyfriend ruin it for the rest of the good babysitters out there.

8. The Spanking Babysitter

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This whole story makes my skin crawl. If a babysitter ever tried that with my kids, I’d be beyond livid.

9. The Authoritarian Babysitter

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This is another truly disturbing story of a sitter that treated the kids like prisoners as soon as the parents were out the door.

10. The Dead Babysitter

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I echo this parent’s sentiments completely. THANK GOD their elderly babysitter didn’t die on the job. I can’t even…

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