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How Much to Pay a Babysitter

The Price of Parenting, How Much Do You Pay Your Babysitter?

The going rate for an adult babysitter in my neighborhood is $25 an hour if you have two or three kids. Though there are online caregiver calculators to do the math for mom, some parents prefer to do some research at the playground or inquire among friends to figure out a competitive rate. If they are attempting to steal someone else's sitter, the stakes are higher. Other factors like driving children, doing light housework or tending to tots overnight may up the ante as well. How much do you shell out (per hour) for a babysitter? And, how often do you hire help?

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MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
and this is why i have 0 social life. I just can't afford that on top of the cost of whatever we will be doing. My mother would watch them but she lives 2 hours away.
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
$25 an hour? Thank god for grandmas!
dannysf dannysf 6 years
Can I just say I LOVE that you used a picture from The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. One of my favorites!
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