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Old 02-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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to watch an almost 2 year old for about 24 hours in your home?

We've asked DCP if she would consider watching our LO for an overnight in June while we attend a family wedding (of which we're all a part. Long story but this is the easiest solution for our socially anxious kid - he loves her and she loves him).

DCP would have him Friday morning and we would pick him up Saturday by lunchtime.

We pay her $200 a week to watch LO full time, anyway, but these are different circumstances and I don't want to insult or or over think the compensation.

What would you want in return for watching LO?

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I'd want 12 hours of full time pay and 12 hours of half time pay.
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Well, technically she gets about 4.44 an hour, 24 hours comes to 106, so by the hours I'd offer 110. I don't know how to do it otherwise, 50 seems too low for a full day and 5 meals.

^^ ooh good idea. I like the above.
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Re: What would you expect to be paid...

If I babysit the little one I watch (18 months old) overnight her mama pays $100 day. I think that is fair.
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Well, technically she gets about 4.44 an hour, 24 hours comes to 106, so by the hours I'd offer 110. I don't know how to do it otherwise, 50 seems too low for a full day and 5 meals.

^^ ooh good idea. I like the above.
Definitely wouldn't give her $50! Doing it the way the first poster mentioned is under $100.. I guess I still feel like that's too low. I was thinking more like $100-$120.
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Definitely wouldn't give her $50! Doing it the way the first poster mentioned is under $100.. I guess I still feel like that's too low. I was thinking more like $100-$120.
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By what you pay her weekly, she's already being paid for Friday until about 5, right? If that's the case I might offer $75-85 for the evening, night and Saturday morning
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I think I'd offer $100 if she's already paid til 5. If you pay her generously, she will be more likely to want to do it again next time you ask.
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Re: What would you expect to be paid...

well, this is something I've thought about since we're having to pay a sitter for when I'm in labor! And my last labor was about 24 hours. While I hope and expect things to go quicker, I am preparing financially for a big cost.

I intend to give her $100 straight up. Unless, of course, she's really only there with DD for like 5 awake hours, then, maybe less. If it's more than a day, probably more.
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