Naps

Dozed off while baby was asleep, I think dad saw

I am the nanny for a 5 month old baby , 10 hrs a day M-F. Lastnight I had some personal stuff going on and I only got maybe 2 hours of sleep before having to be at work at 6. I'm young, i've pulled allnighters before no biggie. I made it work on time (5 mins early) . Chatted it up with mom who informed me dad would be home for a majority of the morning. Also no biggie. (Side Note: The family I work for is great, they make me feel like apart of the family, we have excellent communication etc.

Help with nap time!!

I just started working with this family, they have a darling 7 mo. old and an active 4 year old. The whole day is perfectly fine, but when it comes to nap time, the 4 y/o WON'T go to sleep, or even stay in bed for quiet time... I feel like I've tried everything, having him jump on his trampoline during the day to get extra energy out, not eating a bunch of sugar, playing outside, making a deal with him that we can play scavenger hunt (his favorite game), or watch a show after nap and nothing has worked.

Trouble putting a 1 year old down for naps!

Hi there! I've been a nanny for 3 1/2 years now, and I recently picked up another nanny job taking care of a 1 year old boy, and every time I try to put him down for a nap, he screams bloody murder. I try everything to soothe him (rocking, walking around with him, giving him a stuffed animal/blanket, singing to him) but nothing has worked. I hate to see him cry so badly when all I want to do is comfort him. Do you have any tips on other ways to get a stubborn baby to nap? I've never had this problem before, and he's such a happy baby before it comes to nap time.

Toddler Problems

Hey Nannies,
So, the two year old I nanny is non-verbal (no developmental delays, she just refuses to speak and only learns words if she wants to - she uses maybe ten words total and doesn't even say them fully). Her parents give into her all the time and call her the baby. She has a 4 year old sister and 7 year old brother, so not a single child.

Potty Training Advice Needed, Plus Nap Time Troubles!

Hello Nannies! I am needing some advice about potty training my charges, two year old twin girls. They are having a vacation from their toddler school in about a month, (so I will have them 11 hours a day) and their mother wants to potty train them that week. She is not stay at home so I will be doing it on my own. As far as I can tell, her intentions are for me to have them 100% potty trained by the end of the week. I'm really worried about this! Most of my experience is with older children, and I have never potty trained before, other than helping my younger siblings.

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