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How much do I pay the babysitter?

I used to babysit all the time when I was younger and last I remember, $10 was good...but obviously all prices go up. I have a five month old baby and am considering having a babysitter once in a while so I can get things done (single mom, I ALWAYS have my daughter with me); but I don't know what is the going rate these days, especially for infants...so if you could let me know how much you guys pay, that'd be great!

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lexi8622

Asked by lexi8622 at 11:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • $10 an hour sounds perfect! Don't go too much higher than that. Good Luck!
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 11:13 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • $10 a hour?? I pay my babysitter $10 a day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • well my daughter is also five months old and she goes to a babysitter every now and then we came upon an agreement that 15 dollars for nine hours was reasonable and thats only when the sitter has my daughter but anything ove 9 hrs is a dollar fifty more per hour i thought that sounded reasonable to me so i hope that helps
    blue_eyes11

    Answer by blue_eyes11 at 11:23 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • i would give her $20 a day or whenever you need her to babysit the baby sitter i use thats what i pay her and shes state certified. but 20 a day would be good
    4lyfe56

    Answer by 4lyfe56 at 11:30 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • We pay $10 an hour for a CPR/ First Aid Certified Adult babysitter and $8 an hour for the high school girl that we use. It does depend on your area as well.

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 11:54 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • i pay my babysitter 2 bucks an hour and she is actually a daycare provider
    proudmama1207

    Answer by proudmama1207 at 12:00 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • It depends on your area.
    akhlass

    Answer by akhlass at 12:51 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • I get $10/hr to watch a 15 month old boy.
    Samantha19

    Answer by Samantha19 at 1:29 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • I live in CA, I paid a day care provider $5 an hr per child. She said if I went to 20+ hours a week she would charge $4 an hr per child
    vsrillo

    Answer by vsrillo at 3:57 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

  • Hi Lexi.
    we can talk more, since im from the bay and ive researched the daycare.. call me:)
    jec-jec

    Answer by jec-jec at 4:42 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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