To dream of a babysitter represents your feelings about looking after someone else’s problem. You may feel bored with your life or held back due to someone else’s problems. Making sure someone dumber or more arrogant than you doesn’t make matters worse. Keeping a close eye on someone you feel is risky.
Negatively, a babysitter may reflect responsibility or problems that you feel has been dumped on to you. Feeling that you have to protect or look after someone that is vulnerable because nobody else will.
Alternatively, a babysitter may reflect your feeling about being overwhelmed by other people’s arrogant or childish behavior. Cleaning up or looking after a slob in your life. It may also reflect feelings of being subordinate to someone with undeserved power over you. Being controlled by someone spoiled.
Additionally, babysitting in a dream may reflect your feelings about raising your children in waking life if you have any. Feeling that having to raise children holds you back in some way.
Example: A man dreamed of babysitting a child. In waking life he felt controlled by a lazy spoiled father who arrogantly controlled him after he paid all his bills for him to keep him out of debt. The family member kept recklessly spending require more bills to be paid.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of a baby being dropped off for her to babysit that she really didn’t want to look after. In waking life she was a teacher who was beginning to feel that teaching wasn’t the right job for her. She felt more like a babysitter than a teacher to her students.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of having to babysit a child. In waking life her grandmother became very ill and was too old to look after herself.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of babysitting a baby. In waking life she felt responsible for her younger sister during a very difficult time.