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 morejust 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.