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Faith87 - April 14th, 2011 10:14 AM

does anybody here have relatives as their caregivers? how much do you pay them?

Alma I - April 15th, 2011 12:25 AM

cheaper than a professional caregiver. for my dad we take turns taking care of him until we decide to get him to a nursing home. we just make sure that we visit.

cyberz - April 15th, 2011 9:29 AM

you mean a sister or aunt who watches your kids or act as a nanny for you?

yes. my younger sister. she's still in highschool and is forever needing money for stuff. this way she earns her own spending money and i get reliable help for my kids. I pay her $10 per hour but she watches and cooks for my two kids. So it's cheaper really than hiring a professional baby sitter.

diamondsragirlsBF - April 17th, 2011 9:15 AM

I dont have a relative caregiver but if someone did offer then I would gladly pay them. It would be better to leave your kids with someone you trusted and knew you rather than with strangers.

Mr.Mom - April 20th, 2011 12:11 AM

MY MIL wanted paying to watch the kids. I am a stay at home husband but I also work from home. Even though I am at home my MIL steps in time to time to watch the kids. And we pay her something like $10/hr! But it's OK though since we are able to leave the kids with someone we trust and I can concentrate on my work when needed.

Cassie - April 21st, 2011 1:44 AM

I drop my kids to the daycare instead of hiring a relative to do this. In my experience relatives, granparents especially tend to spoil the kids and dont discipline them. I find that the daycare center is better as they are certified professionals.


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