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Whats the going rate for baby sitters?

I'm 24 and I'm going to be sitter for a 4 month old starting in January for about 8 hrs a week. It's been a while since I've baby sat and was wondering what would be a fair amount to ask for. I will also be bringing my DS who will then 6-7 months old.


Asked by sbastille at 9:58 AM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I pay 20$/day for a daycare center for my 5 month old son. When I babysat, I was usually paid by the job, depending on how many kids, ages and what I had to do [dinner, baths, etc] I think 20$ a day is reasonable.

    Answer by AidensMommy608 at 2:35 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Day care centers in my area charge $215.00 per week for an infant. ~ SCARY ~ I charge $150.00 per week (for all ages) or $30.00 per day.

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 10:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • Just 8 hours a week? All in one day or spread out?

    I pay 80 for 4 - 6hour days.

    Answer by brannen at 10:03 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • 2 days- 4 hrs each

    Answer by sbastille at 10:13 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • i charge 20 dollars a day.. a full 8 or 1/2 a day is the same.

    Answer by whitenena at 10:39 AM on Nov. 5, 2008

  • I keep 2 boys from the same family.I charge 30.00 a day for both.

    Answer by Val504 at 10:52 AM on Nov. 5, 2008