A friend is getting a babysitter for her son tonight, we are dropping our kids off at her house and all going out together. What is fair when paying the babysitter? Should we pay more because we have 2 kids and my friend only has one? Or do we just figure what she should get per hour and split it? Does what she makes per hour make a difference because its 3 kids and not just one? Any insight would be helpful, want to do the right thing.
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:22 PM on Nov. 24, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 12:23 PM on Nov. 24, 2010
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Answer by Scuba at 12:23 PM on Nov. 24, 2010
If it's a sitter your friend has used before then she will likely know the expected rate. Additional children after the first one don't always increase the cost by the same amount as the first child, but you should pay 2/3 of the total no matter how the rate is figured. I've generally paid $10 per hour for two toddlers and rounded up to the next hour for the tip, and the sitters I have used acted like that was pretty generous; it could be very different where you live.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 12:45 PM on Nov. 24, 2010
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Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 12:59 PM on Nov. 24, 2010