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Do you pay family to watch your child?

If, so how much?

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Asked by lmt_mom2010 at 8:08 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • My family has never asked for a penny to watch my kids. Thank goodness.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 8:08 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • We don't pay per se..but we always give my Mom gas money. She's on a fixed income so we try to give her 10 or 20.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:09 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • my family has never asked me to pay them

    Answer by cnoble927 at 8:09 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • They have never asked, but I have bought lunch or dinner as a thank you.

    Answer by BansheeQueen at 8:10 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • No, but they only watch them an hour here or an hour there, if it were for longer, like for me to work a 9-5 job every week, I'd offer to pay them like $50 a child for the week.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 8:10 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • It is rare that they watch him so no, I have never paid them. My mom loves spending time with my son and wouldn't want me to pay her to do it.

    Answer by kmath at 8:15 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • On occasions I might. The only people that might watch my kids are the grandparents. The last time my mom watched my kids, I gave her a $20 gift card to a restaurant.

    Answer by Snewo at 8:31 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • No I never had. But, if it were a teenage niece I would.

    Answer by onethentwins at 8:34 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • We pay my MIL $60/week to watch our two kids for the 4 days my husband and I both work.

    For occasional nights out or what have you, though, we only pay if it's my MIL, and we give her gas money. No one else (mom, SIL, BIL) asks for, expects, or wants money for watching our kids.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:47 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • two of my little sisters watch my boys alot.. i pay them but i dont have to. im a single mamma and i only pay them because they babysit so much for me while i work. they are 14 and 16. i remember that age and it was nice having that money:-)

    Answer by momaholly at 9:42 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

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