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How Much Should I Pay a Tri-Cities Babysitter? [POLL]

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The other night I asked a couple people — including a stranger — how much we should pay the babysitter if the kids were asleep the whole time. They all said, “Nothing.” WHAT?! I know that’s not right, but how much is fair? We usually end up paying between $13-$16 for three kids age 6 and below for between 2-3 hours (they’re usually asleep for at least some of it). Is that good? What’s fair? The below poll is asking for your average per kid. We know it might differ depending on the age of the babysitter, how well you know them, the age of the kids, how well-behaved they are, whether or not the sitter fixes dinner and puts on PJs… but what’s your average?

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