Do you think your 11 year old child should be able to babysit. Why does the law post that kids have to be 12 to babysit? All 11 year old`s are ready to babysit! But some people think when I wake up on my 12 Birthday I`ll be able to work for my first time... losing all my memories from my babysitting course!!? To me that is unfair I am ready for the task! Just as ready as I will be when I am 12!!! I think if we can take our course when we are 11 we should be able to babysit when we are 11 to !!! When my parents were 10 they could babysit?! So I think we 11 year old kids should be treated like any 12 year old is treated!!