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How much do you pay your babysitter

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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I'm a SAHM of two wonderful children,  I have a 4& a 3 year old. I do not us a babysitter very often, but from time to time my husband and i like to go out to dinner alone :-). I'm just wondering how much do you pay your babysitter per hour. Remember I have 2 children.

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LKRA
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

For a night out, it's 20.00. That's usually for about two hours.

LucyHarper
by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Our usual sitter that watches him while we are at work, nothing, they watch our child for a certain number of hours and we watch theirs for the equivalent in return. For the odd time that we need a sitter and they are one that will accept money (a lot of our sitters wont accept money, we will usually make them a meal or something in return to show appreciation), it's usually about $4-6 an hour.

Luvmy2babies22
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

We pay our current babysitter $16/hour for 2 kids.  She's a former au pair and is in her 20s.  We use a child care place mostly and they charge us $15/hour for 2 kids.

Beth (32) DH (37) Tyler (5) Bayley (2 1/2)

mypbandj
by Jen on May. 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM

No less than $10 an hour

LuvAZmomma
by on May. 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM
For a dinner out $20 is fine but if you are gone longer to me it depend on how much the sitter did. Were the kids sleeping? did they need to make dinner for the kids? get the kids ready for bed? things like that. I would never pay a sitter more than like $40 if I was gone for upto 8 hours but that is just me.
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Gweneveer
by on May. 8, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Ive never had a babysitter, but I would think 10.00hr would be suitable.  

Aandie
by Member on May. 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM
10 an hour, I have 2 kids.
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cheezit47
by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:54 AM

for day hours (like 6am-5pm) I charge $5 an hour / $20-$25 a day or $85 for a full week

ddhb2007
by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM

We pay $10 / hour for a sitter to come to my home for an evening.  For an overnight, we give her $100.

HTLoveMyBoys
by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

My oldest babysits his brothers before and after school. We pay him $20 per day.

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Dedicated Mom to Shane Wyatt (05/29/96),
Brendan Cole (02/13/99), Liam Everett (04/06/01), Hayden Levi (01/10/03) & Riley Chase (12/28/07)

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