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[How To] Babysit With Minecraft!

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Babysitting, siblings, the whole boatload of that kinda stuff can be annoying when you're in the middle of a big build, or an epic round of spleef against your "arch enemy." I personally have 2 younger siblings, the 4 year old being the one that requires the babysitting most of the time. Babysitting is inevitable if you have younger siblings, and maybe older siblings who have disabilities (I wouldn't know, all of my older siblings are fine for the most part). So here are just some things to help you babysit...Minecraft style.





  • Step 1: Identifying your "baby".




Since you're babysitting I'll consider the person you are watching the "baby," okay? Now, if they have a fear of legos, boxes, or building blocks in general you might want to stray away from Minecraft altogether. If they like technology and think that scary things are cute in block form you're in luck, they are probably optimal to babysit with Minecraft. Yes, there is probably a better chance that they will enjoy this if they are a boy, but a cute texture pack can change something weird into the cutest things for young girls, and it is highly recommended that you use some kind of simple girly texture pack if they have a fear of spiders and you are playing on survival mode. If the baby is adventurous and into the medieval sort of "killing the bad guys" thing, then they'll probably be fine in survival mode with default texture pack.


  • Step 2: Identifying Favorite Mob




This step is optional but I recommend that you do it since it will make everything much easier if you babysit them often. There are several ways to identify a favorite mob, such as putting them all into a fenced area in creative mode or looking at pictures on the internet. If you want to narrow down the search beforehand, then this is where Step 1 comes in to play. If they don't like scary things, you'll probably want to stick to passive mobs. Many kids under the age of 5 will probably find the mooshroom the funniest. If the baby likes pink then I recommend pigs and dyed sheep. But honestly, most of the time they will surprise you and like the weirdest one, so I think that the fenced area is probably the best option. A lot of the time you'll find that they think the weird scary ones are funny. Do not burst their happy little bubble by telling them that creepers kill you with explosions and endermen are thieves, this will get you nowhere.


  • Step 3: The Story




This step is really simple if you are a writer or a bit creative. Feel free to make a little story to tell them to explain why you are in a world of monsters all alone. It's best to let them elaborate on it, and you get extra golden carrot points if you name the hero of the story after them. This will make Minecraft kind of like a story book they get to create, which to a little kid is like 50% of their reality.


Miscellaneous:


  • Servers




If you're in the mood to go on your favorite server, then turn the chat off if they are learning how to read or already do. If it's a creative world server then build what they want because honestly it's better than watching Sesame Street...everything is better than that. Everything. In survival/tekkit servers they probably won't notice a difference so there's no use in telling them if they don't figure it out on their own, which they usually won't unless you have a pet in singleplayer.

  • Skype Calls/Other of that sort


I usually use the chat when I'm babysitting and just listen, but from time to time I "talk to the computer." This isn't really needed if the baby understands the concept of a phone. Doing any kind of talking to your gaming community in general is something I wouldn't recommend, really. But if you do make sure you have earbuds, one in and one out so that you can still keep an ear out for crying and such. This will prevent any repeating of bad words to parents that will only get you in trouble.

Disclaimer:


I am not responsible for any nightmares the child has of skeletons if you use Sphax texture pack or the trouble you may get into because of it.





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OhItsJosephine
03/23/2016 8:05 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
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• Sorry if this sounds stupid, ~o~ but where can I get the baby skin? •
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SugarCoat
05/17/2014 9:26 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
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What do you use to  the people? :3 just wondering
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ElaCraft
09/29/2013 11:12 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Cake
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great idea :D this will helps a bunch.
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lauren121902
08/29/2013 8:15 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Dolphin
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My cousin jacob didn't use his minecraft so I gave it to my other 6 yr old cousin now she doesn't get annoyed when me and my cousin matthew play cuz she can play too xD
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DEADname_UNREAL
05/08/2013 8:04 am
Level 21 : Expert Network
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When my aunt has her child, I am TOTALLY going to do this. Diamond, favorite, and I have always been subbed to you for this type of shit. I love it. Keep up da good work! :D
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pumpchkin
03/22/2013 9:54 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
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Lol
That's creative, I'm about to use GirlCraft Texture Pack cuz the baby im babysitting is a girly girl.
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Jyles
02/23/2013 5:54 am
Level 75 : Legendary Baconator
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This will help me in the future :D
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momarama
12/05/2012 7:33 pm
Level 23 : Expert Princess
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I like watching Elmo!
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oreopixel
11/30/2012 2:25 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
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I just came here for the skin..whats the skin for the girl!!!!
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pokedude5
11/30/2012 12:38 pm
Level 23 : Expert Pokemon
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UHH ok, prob, my younger bro, learnt that an enderman is evil, and now hes learnt all about it, hes scared like hell and thinks anything tall and moves, is an enderman, and my uncle is coming to my house this week end and hes like 7ft and my bro has never met him, and he dose know how to use a knife, HELP!!!!!!
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