A mom writes in asking for advice on how much she should pay her friend who will babysit her 9-month-old daughter while she works five days a week. The mom doesn’t want to underpay her friend, who said to just pay her what she can. Do you have any advice you can give this mom?
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A member of the community asks:
“I will be starting a job here soon and a friend of mine will watch my 9-month-old daughter. Now my question is, how much should I give her as payment from Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. I don’t want to under or overpay her. She said whatever I can give, but I don’t want to rip her off either. I will be providing diapers, food, formula, clothes, and literally everything she needs.”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Doesn’t Know What to Pay Her Babysitter
To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.
Fan QuestionHow much should I pay my friend to babysit?I will be starting a job here soon and a friend of mine will…Posted by Mamas Uncut on Monday, November 11, 2019
Many people with experience watching their friends’ children shared what they’ve been paid in the past. However, even more people suggested that the mom “check with the local daycare prices in her area to get an idea.”
One woman wrote, “I sometimes babysit for my friend and she pays me $20 a day and I watch him from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at her house and they provide me with snacks and food if I get hungry.”
Another commenter said, “I usually pay $25 a day per kid to my husband’s cousin’s wife.”
One person added, “I paid $25 a day. A friend of mine was kind enough to watch him for me while I worked.”
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