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How much??

I have 3 kids with another on the way. How much should I pay a babysitter so my dh and I can have a fri night out . My kids are 10, 6, 4 and will have a brand new lil one in June.


Asked by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 9:47 PM on May. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • I think that 15 dollars an hour is fair. Think this way...$5 for each child.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • Congrats! I have a 3yr old and twin 16 month olds with one due in July! We pay $4/hour for each of them.

    Answer by sandypops at 9:50 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • $7 an hour? or $10?

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:51 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • Forgot to mention that we pay a little less if the kids are asleep since they aren't really having to do anything except "be there" for the two youngest ( they go to bed at 5). So when we go out they usually just have to entertain the 3 year old because the boys are in bed :)

    Answer by sandypops at 9:51 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • talk to the babysitter first to see what their price is and if its too high try to negotiate with them but i think ten per kid plus snacks is good

    Answer by symle456 at 9:52 PM on May. 2, 2010

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