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babysitter pay help

My daughter is 2 and has been worth the same sitter for almost a year now. I love the woman to death but we have baby #2 coming in a month and I'm struggling with what I should pay her. ... we really can't afford a big increase in her pay. .. she gets $28/day now and wants $40 to have both girls .... advice??

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  • That's definitely fair. A $12 increase for a second child is very fair. $200/wk for childcare for two kids with a woman you love to death is a steal IMO. You won't find that anywhere else.

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  • That is a steal! We looked at daycares, but I only work part time. The going rate was $75/kid/day. We have twins, so $300/week for only 2 days!

    We ended up hiring a nanny. She works 730am-7pm and we started her at $14/hour. Her 1 year raise went to $14.75/hour.

    When we have DH's cousin (18-freshman in college) babysit, we pay her $9-10/hour.

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  • What @michelle7482‌ said! How many hours does she sit?? I can't imagine watching a newborn and a 2-year-old for more than a few hours for only $40.
  • $50 a day for 3 year old and 15 mo old and I love that.
  • that's for 5 hours btw
  • Wow, I wish childcare was that affordable here. We paid $40 for one kid with a home daycare, we pay slightly more than that now with a daycare centre, and there are no price breaks for additional kids either way.
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