Would you entrust your baby to a nanny?

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  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Active Member

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    If you know the background of the nanny and there is a reliable referral then maybe you can trust the nanny. But for a stranger, a baby should not be trusted for it may be harmed. There are cases where a nanny would spank the baby for no reason, a sadistic gesture. It's good that it was caught by the cctv camera. If that could happen there then it could happen to your baby.
     
  2. Hova

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    I would never trust my baby with anyone. After the kinds of evil that have been caught on nanny cams from all over the world, people have no faith in strangers raising their kids.
     
  3. nangk08

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    I agree! Babies are precious and they can never be trusted with unknown people. Unless the Nanny happens to be from a reputed institution and has been vouched for and referred by other parents, we should never trust strangers with babies. So many news we keep hearing and seeing about such people who physically abuse babies, it is simply disgusting.
     
  4. Hova

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    I salute mothers who take time off work for like a year or two to take care of the baby, because that is very important. That way you make sure your baby grows up safe and healthy.
     
  5. James McAllister

    James McAllister Kinacle Employee Staff Member

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    It's important to take steps to ensure you're hiring someone trustworthy, that actually cares about the wellbeing of your child and would certainly never go as far as to hurt them, even if they were very frustrated or upset.

    We recently published an enormous guide on choosing the right nanny / babysitter, which we're hoping to get in front of as many parents as possible before they make their choice!
     
  6. Hova

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    There is a part in your article about choosing a nanny that has basic first aid training and I remembered that, that is something that most people don't even think about
     
  7. tyche

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    I would also not trust a nanny that's not referred to by someone reliable, because it can endanger the safety of the baby. Even if I can afford to hire a maid or nanny now that I'm living alone, I also won't do it.
     
  8. Hova

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    I get what you saying. I also feel like getting a nanny that is good with kids and can also coordinate school and other fun activities, can be a little bit over what most people can afford.
     
  9. Jason

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    Well, this is a catch22 situation. Because the hard economic times require that you both (husband and wife) work 8-5 and for some, it even takes longer. Honestly, there is little or no time to vet a new house manager /nanny thoroughly. But at the same time, since not all workplaces are child friendly, we have no option but to let go and engage a random nanny.

    The only safe checks that I use is to ensure I get one from a trusted agency. Though this ends up costing me more. But at least it saves me the hustle and gives me peace of mind.

    Another thing that a parent must do is to encourage the child to be open. A kid that can open up and say what the nanny could have done to her while you were away is the best you can ever wish for.
     
  10. Hova

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    The thing is most babies that still can't express themselves well might be suffering in silence, not because they want to, but because they just can't report the nanny.
     

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