Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
brookglen's Avatar
brookglen
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,463
$10 an hour for my husbands adult cousin to sit for us. 15 for two kids.

Advertisement

brookglen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #12
Kimmyann's Avatar
Kimmyann
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,504
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

10/15 an hour..depending on which sitter. I generally use the 10 dollar an hour girl..but occasionally she isn't available when I need her.
__________________
Adoption is my option!Adoptive Mom to Cory (6 years old)
Heartbreakingly long wait to adopt baby 2. (5 years waiting at this point with no end in sight) Please lord..end this wait soon.
Kimmyann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 05:44 AM   #13
Wanderlust's Avatar
Wanderlust
Registered Users
Formerly: jen**eth
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Germany via military
Posts: 6,127
Re: Babysitters!

We have no family nearby- can't even drive to any lol.

I have two 2 year olds. I pay $8 an hour with an adult sitter. I did have a teenager lined up to come to my house for $7/hour, but that fell through. Here, it seems that $4/child/hour is the norm.

I do see people posting ads looking for people to watch their kids for $XX amount, but when you break it down, they're trying to get people to watch their kids for $2-3 an hour and they can't find anyone.

ETA: we're in a military community where every family has a stable, steady income. So sitters here won't take in kids unless it's worth their while.

EETA: With adult sitters, I drop my sons off at their house. My sons are usually not the only ones the sitter is watching
__________________
Proud wife to Air Force DH. Honored SAHM to my twins Samuel and David.
EP'ed for 1 year!

Last edited by Wanderlust; 07-10-2012 at 04:19 PM.
Wanderlust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #14
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

My neighborhood is $10 an hour for teens, $15ish for nanny-type. I live in Central Indiana.

DS is in the hospital this week, and the sitter while DH is working is costing me a bloody fortune. $100 a day! Uber frustrated since we aren't accomplishing anything at the hospital that I couldn't be doing at home, too.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:41 AM   #15
firsttimeclothmomma's Avatar
firsttimeclothmomma
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Central, Mass.
Posts: 631
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

We pay $10/hour for a high school senior to babysit our LO. (which we've only done like twice). It is an awful lot to shell out, but to me, it's the lowest I'd ever pay. As a teenager I'd be insulted if someone wanted to throw $5/hour at me, and likely wouldn't take the job. And I wouldn't trust anyoen younger to watch my 1 year old, even if he is sleeping, simply to justify paying them a little less.

This girl still has to drive to our house and provide services for him if necessary. Gas here isn't cheap (I'm in New England), neither is any recreational activity she might want to do in life (the movies are $13.75 for cryin out loud) so to me, it justifies the cost. We rarely use a sitter, so perhaps if it was something we had to do a lot more frequently, I'd try to beg family members or friends to watch him for free.
__________________
Full-time WOHM and wifey to sweet angel J (7/29/11). Cloth Diapering, Fully Vaxing, Babywearing, semi-crunchy little family.
firsttimeclothmomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #16
mcpforever's Avatar
mcpforever
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bama
Posts: 11,738
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

We have 3 kids. (10, 5, and 4) We pay that rate for all 3 to a teen. She deserves it. She has been peed on and experienced a serious poop accident last year when our then new 3yo was potty training. That poop accident convinced DS2 to poop on the potty. I pink sparkly heart her for dealing with it.
__________________
Melissa-Wife, mother to DS 4/02 and DD 4/07, DS 7/08 DD 7/13
ISO: my lost shaker of salt
mcpforever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 06:52 AM   #17
GreenHome Sewing's Avatar
GreenHome Sewing
Registered Users
Formerly: Jonah Baby
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,013
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

We went to hire a sitter, fresh out of high school, ONCE and she was trying to bargain deal with me $60 for 5 hours with my five year old and 9 month old.
I politely found an excuse why we no longer needed her for the day
She said that was the lowest her Mom would let her charge.

When I was sitting, which granted was 8 years or so ago, my aunt would pay me about $35 to do an overnight with her two kids. I was about 13 and they were about 4 and 2. (I was an unusually responsible kid when it came to other people's children.) Before doing overnights I would come sit for a day once a month or so or if she needed help with a party, starting when her youngest was an infant. I would normally get about $20-$25 for that.
I thought I had it made at that rate! And she would feed me too!


For daycare centers in our area...ugh. I have always been blessed to be eligible for childcare vouchers, but if I had not been, the rate would have been around $1600 a month for an infant, decreasing to around $1100 for a preschooler.
How do people afford to work?!
__________________
~Lana~ SAHM and EMT student to J 4/11/07, Asperger's, ADHD, ODD, MDNOS A 3/25/10, Autism N 10/14/11
GreenHome Sewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #18
alyssa&rylan's-mommy
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 657
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

No one really charges by the hour here, it's usually $20/evening, or $25-$30 for the whole day.
alyssa&rylan's-mommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #19
ivparker's Avatar
ivparker
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,557
My Mood:
Re: Babysitters!

We pay $10/hr for 5 kids but very reluctantly. I really don't get why so much is expected. Over here min wage is about $7.50/hr. Watching my 5 kids is probably easier then most jobs working at McDonalds or whatever where they would make just min wage plus have to pay taxes and social security. But I pay that much because that is what the going rate is and I don't want to offend the babysitter. I am secretly hoping that we find a babysitter that tells us to only pay them $5/hr. Even if we go out to eat it would be at least 3 hours and with the cost of dinner and $30 for a babysitter, needless to say, we hardly ever go out.
__________________
. SAHM to 9:
ivparker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #20
busyteacher's Avatar
busyteacher
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 518
Re: Babysitters!

I don't pay $10 an hour for daycare! When I broke down my daycare costs it is about $100 a week. I wouldn't pay more for a babysitter than I do for daycare considering my daycare is licensed!
busyteacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.