Who would make good babysitters, Mr. & Mrs. Cake?
Fluttershy: We’ve already established that she’s not really the best at handling children. With the twins she probably would have been overwhelmed even quicker than Pinkie especially when they started using their magic/wings. She could use her stare to calm them down, but for some reason that seems a little extreme on babies.
Rainbow Dash: … She would probably be the last pony I would go to for babysitting services. I can’t really see her putting up with much nonsense and I bet she’d get frustrated and rage quit. Howponieswork said it best, “As soon as Pound started flying, Rainbow Dash would have taken him out for a race.”
Twilight Sparkle: I can see her being a good babysitter to an extent. She has a bit of experience it would seem since it’s implied that she’s been raising Spike. She would also be a bit more qualified to handle Pumpkin’s magic spurts and her magic would give her a leg up on flying baby Pound. The only problem I could foresee is her getting agitated in situations where things are out of her control or extremely disorderly.
Rarity: There’s the fact that she really doesn’t want to babysit to consider. She has a younger sibling, but she doesn’t seem to be that spectacular at taking care of her because Rarity is a busy pony who has limits and dislikes getting her hooves dirty. This would be a problem since babies are very messy. To be fair, she would probably be good in the sense that her magic also could help her get a leg up on the babies once their magic/wings started freaking out, although I am not sure how flexible her magic is.
Applejack: “The most dependable of ponies” would probably be your best bet out of these six. Applejack is a big sister who seems very capable of taking care of her sibling. She’s hardworking and patient (most of the time) and has good horse-sense. She might struggle with the babies’ magic/wings but she’s also good with a lasso and freakishly strong, so she might even be able to keep them in line.
Not gonna do Pinkie because there’s an episode about it and a post about my thoughts about the episode back there somewhere in the mess of posts from yesterday.