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Babysitting for a friend. How much? ItsEasyIfYouTry 1 child; Florida 830 posts
4th Apr '13

I have a 17 month old and my friend has a 2 year old she needs babysitting for. I would say no charge but this little boy is a lot of work and it is for two whole days. How much do/would you charge when babysitting for friends?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67538 posts
4th Apr '13

Nothing. Just ask them to supply the clothes/diapers and maybe some snack foods... and I'd do it for free.

♥meagan 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 390 posts
4th Apr '13

I would charge $20.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
4th Apr '13

Two whole days meaning you're keeping him overnight? Or just during the day for two days?



Honestly, I'd probably just do it free of charge since she's a friend. But, if I was going to price it, I'd probably just charge $20/day.

whitneynator 1 child; Iowa 4114 posts
4th Apr '13

I watched an infant for $20 a day. I wasn't good friends with the mom though. If it were a one tine thing I'd say for free, but if its a weekly thing $20a say seems fair

ItsEasyIfYouTry 1 child; Florida 830 posts
4th Apr '13

I should add I am a nanny for a living. She only needs me twice this week. But since it is my job I didn't know how much to say? She offered to pay me and asked me how much $$.

ItsEasyIfYouTry 1 child; Florida 830 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rain (aka Mama):</b>" Two whole days meaning you're keeping him overnight? Or just during the day for two days? Honestly, ... [snip!] ... I'd probably just do it free of charge since she's a friend. But, if I was going to price it, I'd probably just charge $20/day."</blockquote>




Not overnight.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25314 posts
status 4th Apr '13

Is the child potty trained yet? If not $30/per day if so, I'd go $20/per day. That's the average here in CO. No clue where you're from and what the going rate is there though. Maybe ask her what she was thinking as far as pay goes and then negotiate from there? That's what I might do if I felt uncomfortable throwing a price at her.