infants

Help! First time with 2

Hi I'm new here but I really need advice. I'm starting a new job next week and it will be my first time with 2 infants. I'm doing a nanny share with a family that had a 8 week old and a family with a 10 week old. Do any of you have tips on how to handle 2 infants at once or any advice on how to make it easier?? Really anything helps at this point.

Is $16/per hour per family too much?

Hi everyone,

I interviewed for a nanny share today in the DC area and I'm unsure about how much to charge each family. I told them that I would send my desired salary to them by tomorrow along with my resume and references. I was thinking $16 per hour per family, but is that insane? The job is part-time and both families would only need a nanny for their two newborns on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Warning Signs

Started working for a new family, and have been happily employed for the past 4 months, until recently...
The MB has begun showing signs of extreme micro-management, and checking on me (and her husband) constantly, about the baby. Provided, she works away from home 2 days a week, and isn't there. So, I understand her need to be informed, and I use an app which I update every hour of everything that is done in their home. (not including housework) And, now she's begun to question my work ethic.

How much do I charge??

I'm in the interview phase for (what seems like) a great job. It's technically a nanny share; two families who want their kids to grow up together, so I'd be watching all of them at the same time in the same place. It's a regular 40 hour per week schedule, and by the time I start, the kids will be 17 months, and a set of 3 month old twins. I have no idea how much to charge if they ask, or how much to agree with if they offer the number. All I know is they prefer to pay a weekly rate rather than hourly. I have about 10-12 years of experience, and the job is in a relatively big city area.

Watching my own baby + another from my home

Hello!
I have been a nanny for a number of years and am due with my 1st baby in August. I will be leaving my current FT nanny job in August, my current charge is 22 months and mom is due with #2 in 2 weeks, 2 infants and a 2 year old would be a little much.
After taking 8 weeks maternity leave, I will be the FT nanny for a then 5 month old out of my home. The baby boys will be 3 months apart. While I am looking forward to the babies getting to socialize, and I am happy I get stay home with my son, I am looking for advice!

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