How much to pay a sitter for 2 Kids?

deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
DH and I and a friend and his wife are going to lecture next Thurs night to hear Neil Degrasse Tyson (astronomer)

The lady who sometimes watches Liam has said she can watch both Liam and Colin. Colin doesn't require much (Diaper/Bottle)

How much do I give her per hour? do I just double what I would usually give her?

Liam: 6 years old
Colin: 3 years old
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Member Since: August 2000


  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I don't have any experience with this, but I don't think you need to double. Depending on what you've been paying, maybe add a few bucks per hour or even 1.5x what you were paying her, but doubling seems like too much. Do you have any local moms you can ask? Babysitting rates can vary greatly by region.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • Jenny CJenny C Posts: 1,195Registered Users
    I pay my sitter $11/hour for two kids.
    If you got nothing to bring to the table - don't even bother sitting down.

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