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5 Ways To Save Money on a Babysitter

I still remember the first time my husband and I were alone after having our son.

It was only a few days after coming home from the hospital, surprisingly.  At the time, I was more interested in giving my parents a chance to spend time with A uninterrupted since they’d only be in town for another day or two longer.  I wasn’t desperate for a break just yet.

Fast forward a few months, the desperation for a break started to set in.  Note that I’m sure it would have happened sooner, but we were blessed with a super easy first baby who slept 4-hour stretches from the very beginning 😉 (Yes, it was awesome.)

That’s when I realized how freaking expensive date night could get.

You see, once my parents left, we didn’t have family around to watch our son.  And he was too young for me to feel comfortable with just anyone watching him.  And, of course, my husband having seen the things he’s seen is incredibly paranoid about babysitters, so he’s even pickier than I am.

It was rough.  Because man, did we need date night – but it was not only impossible to arrange around my husband’s schedule, but it felt like just a regular dinner date was a fortune because of the cost of babysitting.

However – we totally found ways to make it work.