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How much to pay an overnight sitter?

Both Mom & Dad work nights & occasionally the nights overlap & a sitter is needed. How much would you be willing to pay someone to watch 2 boys (2.5 yrs & 9 mos) overnight who will be sleeping pretty much the entire time, about 8 hours? Thanks!

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  • Mere7m3 said:
    Both Mom & Dad work nights & occasionally the nights overlap & a sitter is needed. How much would you be willing to pay someone to watch 2 boys (2.5 yrs & 9 mos) overnight who will be sleeping pretty much the entire time, about 8 hours? Thanks!
    I’d say at least the rate you’d normally pay a babysitter. This also depends on your own comfort level. A high schooler is going to take less money than a CPR certified college educated nanny. You’re paying them for their ability to respond in case of an emergency as much as you are to care for your children. And just because it seems that they’re just sitting around, they’re still unable to do things they’d probably rather be doing because they’re on the job, including sleeping in their own bed.
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