There’s a reason why parents all over the country try to scam free babysitting out of THEIR parents as much as possible. “Don’t you want to spend time with your grandkids? They miss you.” It’s because the alternative is REALLY expensive.
According to a new survey, babysitters now cost $15.20-per-hour, per-child. So if you’ve got two kids and you go out for four hours, that’s $120 worth of babysitting.
But even with those prices, almost one-third of parents hire a sitter at least once a week. 10% hire one two times a year or less.