I’m going to be taking care of my best friends baby while she is at work for a few months, I’m not sure how much to charge her. I don’t want to ask too much from her, as she’s always volunteering to watch my kids for free but I can’t take care of her baby every day for free. Her and her husband are both in the navy so it will be about 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week and occasionally weekends or nights. I’m already a stay at home mom with two little ones so taking in another won’t make a huge difference. I want to ask for a monthly amount instead of hourly because the hours will vary greatly depending on her and her husbands duty days. How much should I ask for?