I have to go to a wedding next month and I will need to leave ds with a babysitter. He will be 15-months then. The person I chose to watch my ds is my 15yr old cousin. The question is how much do I pay her. I asked her her rates, and she said it doesn't matter. She is shy with asking for money. for all the mamas that use a teenage babysitter, how much do you pay? Is it by the hour or one set price. I am not sure how long we will be gone, maybe like 3-4hrs maybe a little more.