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I babysit a 2 year old and a 3 1/2 year old and I got paid three dollars for babysitting them for like 5 hours.
Plus whenever i'm outside the mom sends them out to "play" (babysit for free) They follow me around and it gets annoying, trust me. It really stinks):
by mtf1998 on 7/25/2011 1:25:28 PM
You should stand up. Politely say, "It is called a job and I need to get paid. If you can't pay me then I can't baby-sit again. I really like baby-sitting for your kids." It tells themthat you like baby-sitting, but you won't like to not provide service for them over pay.
by MK19B on 10/2/2010 4:51:35 PM
by bluecatcrazy on 9/26/2010 3:03:46 PM
I babysat four kids ( very hiper kids) for five hours and only got payed 10 bucks!!!!
Any tips on hot to get the two girls to go to sleep???
They will just not go to sleep!!! They are 2 and 3 1/2.
by sjtishrgnd on 8/22/2010 9:56:34 PM
by musicgirl<3 on 8/4/2010 11:13:02 AM
by ambersgirl on 7/28/2010 7:06:26 PM
do kids and parints hateme???? i havent had a job at all and i took th calss 2 monthes ago
by taylormaggie on 7/25/2010 8:43:07 PM
by tianicole97 on 7/24/2010 10:29:15 PM
I have no kids on my street all it is is elderly people any tips to find kids to babysit?
by selenarocks411 on 7/24/2010 10:01:13 PM
by lautnerloverrr08 on 7/24/2010 3:49:03 PM
by lautnerloverrr08 on 7/24/2010 3:27:01 PM
It really depends on how many children you are watching and for how long. maybe to get a few extra bucks you could do the dishes( even if they were not from you). Also get the kids to bed on time too. You can also try to clean up their toys. Also they $ you get may depend on the area you are in: I heard that some people in Tenessee that are certified and all only get $3 an hour! Well where I live they give 47-10 an hour! So if it seems they might underpay you say you charge whatever amount as long as it is reasonable!
by ambersgirl on 7/22/2010 9:27:56 AM
I have a feeling I'm getting underpaid. I work 2 to 3 days a week for one family and get paid $30 for 8 hours a day! I think it's a bit of a stretch, but hopefully I'll get a tip here or there!
by pointeprincess on 7/16/2010 1:50:46 PM
by archery on 7/10/2010 3:00:52 PM
by stixgirl101 on 7/9/2010 5:51:41 PM
okay so i babysit every now and then for the same people every time. sometimes i babysit from 5 or 6pm to like 1 or 2 in the morning and all i get is $10. other times i get payed $25 or $30. sometimes i babysit during the day for a couple hours or even just half an hour and i get about $10 or $15.
by bffsrock on 7/8/2010 12:51:44 PM
by lagirlabb55 on 7/4/2010 8:35:26 PM
by kgirlpanda on 7/2/2010 9:00:15 PM
i cant wait to babysit!!! only 5 more months
by cuteolivia1998 on 6/30/2010 11:10:58 PM
I'm watching my sister all summer. We're at our mom 1 week and our dad's the next all summer. My mom's paying my $25 a week but my dad's not paying me! When I asked about he didn't answer! How do I get him to pay me like he should? I'm going to try to send him a text again but he can be stubborn. HELP
by vikingmegan on 6/28/2010 12:30:55 PM
I've been babysitting two little kids for a year now and I love them to death, but the youngest has a huge temper problem. He threw a brick at me the other day and sprained my foot. Something has to be done, but I don't know what. Should I ask for more money?
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by mileycalyx on 6/7/2010 4:36:00 PM
i make really good $ all year round from babysitting-I usually get paid 10-15$ and watch 2-3 kids at a time
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by Olivia T. on 5/26/2010 9:16:43 PM
by Born2ride on 5/19/2010 7:12:12 PM
by LoveAndWar23 on 4/21/2010 7:54:15 PM
by LoveAndWar23 on 4/21/2010 7:50:58 PM
I don't get an allowance.It isn't fair! We obviously have the money considering we just got a new car when we had 3!!!!
by cec on 4/18/2010 6:21:59 PM
naturally96 that doesn't seem underpaid at all... >.<
by Frenchmani<3 on 4/14/2010 6:29:44 PM
I THINK I AM OVER PAID BUDT I WILL JUST KEEP MOUTH SHUT TO THE KIDS MOM!!!! i watch kids for 5 hours at night and for 1 hour they are asleep.... i get paid $25$ for looking after them for 20 mins out side when i took them to a park the mom offered to pay 5 bucks!!!!! CRAZY!!!
by hailbop16 on 4/9/2010 9:45:29 PM
You think you're underpaid? I have to babysit my brother and sister. My stepdad says I'm paid in room and board.
by Kazthespaz on 3/20/2010 11:17:57 PM
by naturally96 on 3/7/2010 2:26:59 PM
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by licoricelexigirl on 12/27/2009 5:58:00 PM
I understand what it feels like to be underpais. a few summers ago I babysat for a 5 year old and an eight year old. I watched the kids for 7 hours during the day and I only got 21 dollars. the parents explanation was that the 8 year old boy was old enough to take care of himself but i still had to feed him and keep an eye on him. Since it was an old neighbor of mine their neighbor, a family friend, went and talked to them about how I had spent my whole day babysiting ffor three dollars an hour. I havent babysat for them since because they havent asked me but I feel I should have gotten at least 42 dollars if not more.
by aerolover94 on 12/9/2009 8:20:20 AM
by DivaGirl123321 on 11/27/2009 8:37:07 PM
by born2perform26 on 11/23/2009 4:17:09 PM
one of the best things to do is just let the parents decide how to pay you. then, it doesn't get confusing with age and number of kids.
by spirit_101222_ on 11/10/2009 8:01:15 PM
by micah365 on 11/5/2009 12:58:35 PM
one time i baby-sat this kid and he threw a block at me and hit me with a chair!! but it was funny when he hit my brother
by simile-emily on 10/6/2009 5:55:13 PM
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by cutierockerangel101 on 10/4/2009 8:57:10 PM
by ash_hollow on 10/3/2009 4:10:15 PM
by MathGirl98 on 10/3/2009 8:16:49 AM
I get five dollars a kid. True, not much when there's just one, but let's say there are five or six. You got a good $25 to $30 right there!
by MathGirl98 on 10/2/2009 4:01:34 PM
by beautybabe11 on 9/27/2009 8:07:04 AM
hi what age do u think is appropriate for babysitting?
by lorettalove:) on 9/18/2009 4:38:09 PM
by evercole95 on 9/17/2009 3:55:48 PM
I think anywhere from $5-$12 is good, depending on the number of kids and if they are sleeping during it.
Also the age of the kids is a huge thing too, I would charge a lot more for taking care of a baby and a toddler than for 4 eight year olds.
by lovedance15 on 9/17/2009 10:45:44 AM
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by Ella2110 on 9/9/2009 12:29:11 PM
my moms policy is- $10 or more if the baby sitter can drive. $5 an hour if they can't
by chocolatelover423 on 8/27/2009 4:55:42 PM
i think 7 dollars an hour is perf. and 1 dollar extra for every extra kid.
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by musicrox on 8/27/2009 1:41:50 PM
by katerinaballerina on 8/27/2009 1:13:39 PM
Ok well u just get paid five dollars an hour or ten
by Music lover 4eva on 8/27/2009 12:47:10 PM
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