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How much do you pay a babysitter for watching a 2.5 year old?

I have a two year old son- and I would love to go out for a night, how much should I pay her?


Asked by jessicasea at 12:35 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • My daughter sits for the couple across the road. They pay her $10 hr to look after their two kids.

    Answer by kaitie64 at 1:18 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • That all depends on where you live. Right now, we pay our babysitters between $5.00-$7.00 an hour. But we have two kids, ages 2.5 and 1.5.

    Answer by missyjs at 12:39 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I pay mine $8 an hour.

    Answer by momofana82 at 12:40 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • my 15 year old cousin gets $10 and hour to watch 2 kids. i usually try to give about the same amount if they're awake - a little less if the kids are sleeping

    Answer by dmb13nd at 12:48 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • ok- I usually pay 10$ an hour, BUT if it is only an hour I always give 20$ - I will round up too if we are gone 2.5 hours I just give her 30$ I just wanted to know if that was ok...

    Answer by jessicasea at 2:22 PM on Jun. 19, 2008