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What do you pay for your date night sitter--in a decent sized city?

I just met with a potential sitter who requested 15/hour. I suppose I should not be shocked but isn't this a bit to sit and watch tv on my couch while the kids sleep? It's tax free. Also, the kids are only up two hours of the five she's there. So I am wondering, what does everyone pay? I have two kids and offered her 12/hour which I think is still quite a bit. Maybe I'm off?


Asked by jeanclaudia at 10:20 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • We only use family. Parents and sisters I don't pay. My neices./nephews I do pay. Usually $30 covers it. We are never gone more then 2-3 hours

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 10:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Oh, and I am in Balitmore, Maryland

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 10:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I live in southern california, & I pay my sitter $6 per hour for one child.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 1:04 AM on Jul. 23, 2010