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Am I the only one who thinks this.......................... (babysitting)

Whenever I babysit I do it for free. Imo, outside of a daycare setting you should watch a child because you care about them and to help the Mom out, not to get paid.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (11)
  • That is awesome. I have done the same thing for friends who were really in a bind. I also have some great friends who watch my kids for free. However, I think it depends on circumstances and the age of the person baby sitting. If a 12 year old baby sits, yes pay them. If a 25 year old watches them, possibly.


    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 10:43 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • If it's a once in a while thing to help out a mom, sure. Maybe the two could trade off babysitting to help each other. But if it's something that is an everyday thing for several hours, I don't think it would be wrong to get paid.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 10:44 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • babysitting i think so as well...

    as far as at home daycare no...

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 10:40 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • If it is family, friends or a trading situation, yes it should be free.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:43 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • That is what I meant to say.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:42 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I would always pay because my babysitters are never close friends or family as I don't have any nearby.

    Answer by ashisamom at 10:50 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I do the same thing... and if they do pay me, I put it back into the kid(s)

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Nope. I pay the friend that watches my daughter now and then.

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 11:01 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I agree. Unless you are babysitting on a regular basis where it turns into daycare, you shoudn't expect or accept any payment.

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I pay a few college girls because that's what they do. I have no family or friends out here. But I would do it for free.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2011