Hello! I've been a nanny for this current family for almost three years. We have a great relationship and I genuinely care for the kids and I know the family cares for my little family as well. I bring my baby whose 8 months with me to work and I'm starting to struggle. I have a poor sleeper and a little explorer! She started crawling at 6 months and their house is in NO WAY baby proof!! They have a 2 year old but he was a totally different baby and we never had to baby proof for him. He was totally fine sitting down, not moving, and never wanted to pick up small pieces! I know they're a busy family of five but the small pieces of paper and crap that are left all over the floor every day is starting to drive me mad!! I can not safely put her down anywhere. And all she wants to do is crawl and explore. I have to clean up after them every morning when I get in the door. Food all over the floor and just crap from the older two (8&9) they have a cleaning lady but she only comes once every two weeks and they do not do anything in between the times she comes to clean. I'm getting so frustrated! My other issue is that because my baby is a bad sleeper, her naps during the day are important- she truly needs them. But every single day, every nap, she gets woken up. I asked the mom how I can put her to sleep with the kids around and she told me to turn on the tv and let the two year old watch tv while I nurse and put her down. So I do, but the two year old walks up to where I am and bangs on the door demanding more juice.. everyday! Lol not his fault he's two and the baby so a little spoiled, so I've been working on that. But the other two are big! 8 and 9 years old! I've tried everything to keep the kids quiet. She has two white noise machines where she sleeps. I've done everything to get the kids to stay quiet or play in basement and be respectful to her to let her sleep but they do not listen. If they Get mad at each other they'll start screaming and fighting with out hesitation. They're the type of kids you repeat the same rules every single day, over and over and over and over. My last issue is the way the older two are with her. I've been telling myself for 8 months "just be happy they love her so much" but after repeating the same thing a hundred times a day for 8 months straight I am loosing my patience! They are constantly fighting and kicking each other around her and putting her in harms way. No matter how many times I've talked to them about being aware of their surroundings instead of just automatically going to kick each other or fight. Every time we come to sit if the floor and play while the older two are there i say the same things about no figting, being gentle, not pulling on her, only kisses on the head not all over her hands and face, not picking her up, etc. but they don't listen and do all of it anyway. This is 8 months of me saying the same rules in every way possible. And they never ever ever listen, they do it anyway. I don't want to make this too long but I'm at a loss and I've tried everything and I am so sick of it and have been wanting to quit. But I'm so lucky in the sense I get to bring my baby and get paid. I don't know if I'm over reacting and just need to give myself a mental Check and regroup or if I'm justified and kids shouldn't be behaving this way and if they want me to be their nanny and come to my home they need to be more understanding of baby dangers. Please help!