Clueless about what to pay an infant sitter while mom is still at home

Maia - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have found a wonderful person to watch my 3 months old daughter in my house while I work. I am just clueless about the going rate to compensate someone who comes and helps watch the baby while mom is still at home. I am still nursing the child so I will be taking care of feeding duties, she will just watch her during the day, hold her, change her, etc... Can anyone help me please??? In case the geographic location makes a difference with the rate I live just north of Houston ... thanks


Amber - posted on 08/08/2009




If its going to be a weekly thing I recommend paying weekly not hourly, this may be cheaper for you. that way is you pay the same whether it is 3 days or 5 days discussing this before hand is necessary, 3 month old at a day care for 5 days and 10-12 hrs is anywhere from 125-180 a week, so keep this in mind. Also if you really like her, make it worth her while, especially if you are her only source of income, I say this because, if she needs more in the long run for her own income you may lose her. speaking from experience.

Good luck

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