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    Default Do you pay family to babysit?

    I'm watching my nephew 2 days a week for 10 hrs a day now his mum has gone back to work.

    If you were in her position would you be paying?

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    I wouldn't pay as such, but I would probably give money to cover any food (if I wasn't sending ore packed lunches) or any outings etc.
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    Yes.

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    No. MIL babysits DS on Monday and dad does Tuesdays and we don't pay them.

    I do provide food though.

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    Yes, I would. When I read the title, I thought, going out for dinner or something, which would be a no. But two long days, definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    I wouldn't pay as such, but I would probably give money to cover any food (if I wasn't sending ore packed lunches) or any outings etc.
    He's only 4 months so no lunches needed.

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    If I go away with DP overnight and my parents have DS we tend to get them something like a nice bottle of wine while we are out. Generally speaking, no and I don't expect money if I babysit for friends/family.

    If somebody was watching DS regularly so I could work I'd pay although it wouldn't be much or he may as well be in paid care where I'd get the rebate.

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    No. My mum watches DD two days a week. We provide nappies and clothes, she provides food. I'm very lucky though and would pay her if she asked.

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    Seems there are mixed reactions, I think I would feel different of I had offered, but she asked so I kind of assumed I would be getting some money. Not a lot but the offer would be nice

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    No. If it was a regular thing then it may be different but we have had DD babysat only about 5 times in nearly 20 months

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