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    Probably not. But I would do "something" like buy massage vouchers or shout them to the movies or something to show my appreciation, and cover any food/activity expenses.

    I wouldn't accept payment for looking after my nieces or nephew.

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    My mum looks after DD 3 days a week when Im at work. We don't pay her (she wouldn't have taken money anyway) but we buy things for her or pay for a night out occasionally.

    I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with someone looking after DD regularly without at least a token of our appreciation. She is after all saving us thousands of dollars in childcare.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    My mum minds my nieces 2 days a week most weeks and instead of paying her (which she would decline) my bro or SIL fill her car up with petrol each week.
    I think something like this is a nice alternative to paying money if they are short on cash.

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    My mum and MIL babysit when I work and I don't pay them. I take any special snacks and milk for DS but they prefer to make his meals so they can all eat the same.
    I buy them little things and bake for them regularly to say thanks. They wouldn't take money for babysitting.

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    yep even if it were jsut $30 a day ot shows you do appreciate the person looking after the kid/s and arent just taking them for granted- If it were a case of kdis beign in daycare that would cost $$ anyway!

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    If it was a regular set up I would pay.

    I have paid $50 a day to my sister when DH and I went overseas. She would have been at home anyway but this way it gave her a little extra spending money.

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    Actually i just remembered an old friend of my looks after her niece a few days a week, her sister gets her a big box of fruit and veg delivered every fortnight. Much less money than childcare, but a nice gesture for someone giving up a few of their days so you can go back to work.

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    Are you home anyway with kids of your own anyway or are you staying home specifically to look after her child??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCT View Post
    Are you home anyway with kids of your own anyway or are you staying home specifically to look after her child??
    Ds is at preschool those 2 days. I'm doing a uni degree by correspondence and used to use those days to do it.

    My ds is almost 3 and they have never watched him, Its fob sister, she's gone back to work because she likes her job & she's not maternal type iykwim ,her husband makes quite good money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Ds is at preschool those 2 days. I'm doing a uni degree by correspondence and used to use those days to do it.

    My ds is almost 3 and they have never watched him, Its fob sister, she's gone back to work because she likes her job & she's not maternal type iykwim ,her husband makes quite good money.
    and you can't say 'no'?


 

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