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Date Night Gets More Expensive - Babysitter Costs Are Up

Here's something any parent can relate to: babysitter's are charging big bucks nowadays.

A new survey by the website UrbanSitter shows, on average, the national rate for baby–sitting one child is just under $15 an hour.That ticks up slightly for each additional child.
These costs can really add up.The study found that 26% of parents hire a sitter at least once a week. Nearly half of parents are spending $1000.00 a year or more—just on baby–sitting.

And of course, there's also the debate about whether to tip your baby–sitter. 70% of parents said they do, but that means, still more than 1 in 4 parents, don't tip.

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