It’s not easy finding someone you trust to give up their own holidays so that you can party the night away sans kids, but that’s where a little extra tipping could go a long way. But just how much should you tip your babysitter?

UrbanSitter just released their Holiday Guide for Parents and they have some interesting stats and tips to share just in time for the season of parties and late nights. According to this year’s guide, 40 percent of babysitters expect a tip for the holidays and just 37 percent of parents don’t tip extra. When it comes to regular care, like full-time nannies, 43 percent of parents tip one week’s pay for the holidays.

If you’re still looking for a sitter for New Year’s Eve, you’d better act fast. According to UrbanSitter you should really book one month in advance. If you can still manage to snag one, 72 percent of babysitters charge at least one and a half times their normal rate on New Year’s Eve with a national average fee of $17.83 an hour for one child. 52 percent of parents are willing to cough up this amount and 71 percent will provide dinner for their sitters after in order to score a night away.

Scroll on for all the interesting tidbits about holiday tipping from UrbanSitter in this handy infographic below:

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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