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Babysitting Question. Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

How much would you charge to babysit a 5 month old 2 days a week for 9.5 hours a day? Also while caring for your three children whom are 7, 5 and 20 months.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Phallus Cranium:

you can only charge for the kid that is not yours 

Do you have CPR? First Aid?


Oh I know that I can only charge for their child. I was just saying that I have children. No I don't have CPR. 

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:
$45 -$50 a week.
I say that because around here cerified daycares are around $60-$65 a week for part time. Part time is 20hrs or less.


Min-wage is $7.25 in PA - that means $50 a week would be around $2.63 an hour. 

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:

Ok? Are you saying you should get more than that? 


I'm just asking in general. Seems kinda low for a 5 month old Baby. I haven't babysat in years (since I was a teenager).

---0--- TTC since Jan 2015; Over the rainbow, AK, United States 555 posts
Apr 15th '14

I'd say around 150 a week but that is a little generous considering you have no certifications and will be devoting your time to other children as well. 

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23349 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Mama On The Run:

Min-wage is $7.25 in PA - that means $50 a week would be around $2.63 an hour. 


Unfortunately babysitters don't usually get min wage and since youre technically self employed you aren't entitled by law to get min wage. I agree $50 a week is a fair wage since they would be able to do daycare for only slightly more. 


Edit- also you aren't cpr/1st aid certified, home inspected, fingerprinted. 

Nicola. 2 kids; Manton, MI, United States 13413 posts
Apr 15th '14

I watch a 4 month old baby 3 days a week for 9 hours at a time. I charge her 20 dollars a day. I do have a toddler and I am 34 weeks pregnant but that doesn't factor in, really. At 4 months, he is pretty easy all day. I do have first aid and CPR too.
Everywhere and everyone else she has went to asks for a lot more? But I think 20 a day is fair.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

I wasn't trying to argue with anyone, just asking in all seriousness.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Nicola. (Expecting #2):
I watch a 4 month old baby 3 days a week for 9 hours at a time. I charge her 20 dollars a day. I do have a toddler and I am 34 weeks pregnant but that doesn't factor in, really. At 4 months, he is pretty easy all day. I do have first aid and CPR too.
Everywhere and everyone else she has went to asks for a lot more? But I think 20 a day is fair.



Thank you!

♥♫Boobook♫♥ 4 kids; Private, WA, United States 10407 posts
Apr 15th '14

$60 


Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Apr 15th '14

Most places charge $20-30 per day. 

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
Most places charge $20-30 per day. 


Thank you. 

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Waiting4BabyBear<3:
I'd say around 150 a week but that is a little generous considering you have no certifications and will be devoting your time to other children as well. 


That's a lot to me. I was suggesting $80 or $100 a week.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Mama On The Run:

That's a lot to me. I was suggesting $80 or $100 a week.


That's way too much.

Nicola. 2 kids; Manton, MI, United States 13413 posts
Apr 15th '14

Quoting Mama On The Run:

That's a lot to me. I was suggesting $80 or $100 a week.


Personally, for 2 days a week, that is pretty steep.