SOME PARENTS WILL SPEND UP TO $500 ON EACH CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS
According to a survey by Urban Sitter, more than 50 per cent of parents will spend more than $100 per child for Christmas.
** 21 per cent cent of parents will spend between $200 and $500 per child.
18 per cent will spend less than $50 on each child, 32 per cent of parents will spend between $100 and $200, and three per cent of parents will spend over $500.
Nanny and babysitters are set to receieve generous holiday bonuses as well.
From money to gift cards, the majority of parents will spent one week's pay on their children's full-time caregivers.
Babysitters meanwhile are set to get tipped higher than usual. Forty per cent of parents said they will tip their babysitter during the holidays.
And while parties make up 70 per cent of why parents hire babysitters during December, just 15 per cent said they will book a babysitter for New Years Eve.
That might have something to do with a higher pay rate. Forty-two per cent of babysitters admitted to charging 1.5 times their normal rate, with 30 per cent charging double their moral rate on New Years Eve.