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Old 06-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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$5 an hour to $7 if she's CPR certified or taken any babysitting classes

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #12
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I wish I lived where you all live! Around here the going rate is at least $10 an hour. And with our 4 kids (baby doesn't stay yet) we usually have to pay $12. But that is for date nights, not regular care.
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Thanks for all the input. I'm really sad that this job thing isn't going to work out for me. There is no way I can afford to pay a babysitter, after gas and babysitter, I would barely be making $200 a month.
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In Chicago suburbs that'd run you 7-10 an hour.
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Thanks for all the input. I'm really sad that this job thing isn't going to work out for me. There is no way I can afford to pay a babysitter, after gas and babysitter, I would barely be making $200 a month.
i'm sorry mama. is their a neighbor mom who is home anyhow? i know my neighbors have dropped their kids off here and i only ask 5 an hour for that (where i nanny i get 11 an hour)
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I live out in the country, no neighbors, other than my IL's but MIL works and doesn't get home until after I would need to leave.
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IL's to the rescue! Thanks so much for all of your input.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:57 AM   #18
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Re: Fair price for teenage baby sitter?

When I used to watch kids it was usually $10 an hour but that was multiple kids ( about 5-10) $5 seems fair to me.
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I can't imagine paying less than $8/hour minimum..maybe $20 for three hours if it's fairly straightforward or kids are sleeping she's ok with it. Though maybe prices are cheaper where you are.
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Wow. You guys are lucky. Even teenagers want $10 per hour where I live in the San Francisco Bay area. And that is for one kid.

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