Have you wondered what the going rate is for most kid-related expenses? A recent Parents magazine survey found the typical costs:
A lost tooth -- $1 for a missing molar
Allowance -- Between 50 cents and $1 per week for each year of a child's age.
Party present -- Most parents report spending an average of $15 for a present for a preschooler. What about those gastly party gift bags???
A gift card for a teacher -- No consensus. Parents magazine's advice - ten bucks for Starbucks? Great. Or $20 for a bookstore.
Babysitting -- Rates range from $8 to $10 an hour.
Hope this gives you a good starting point!