Best age to take care of?

I took on a job for 3 kids ages 5-9. It was a mistake, because it is my very first time nannying and even though the kids are overall ok, the work load is immense. The family has cleaners coming in regularly so the house is not that hard to maintain, but I am having a hard time keeping myself together physically and mentally. I get paid $16/hr.

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.

Mother's Day Gift Idea from baby

Hello fellow nannies,

I nanny for one 4 month old baby girl. The parents are first time parents, but let me start off by saying they are wonderful!
This will be the mom's first mother's day and I was trying to come up with some ideas for a gift that I could surprise her with from the baby.

A little about the mom: She loves to garden and be out doors, goes horseback riding frequently, is very healthy. Any suggestions?

I thought about one of those cement stepping stones and doing the baby' foot/hand print in it for her garden.

Bringing baby with me to babysitting job

I was a nanny for years before having my son (now 2 months old) & I recently found a position with a 5 year old just a couple of hours two days a week and the mom is okay with my bringing my son (we met through an online nanny site). We are meeting at a coffee shop this weekend before I actually start in 2 weeks & I was wondering if I should bring my son? The meeting happens to be on a day my husband is off work so I don't necessarily have to bring him but should I since he will be with me while babysitting?

Any activity ideas for a 1.5 y/o?

Hi there! I'm about to start another nanny job working with a 1.5 y/o little boy and was wondering if you all have any fun activities/games you know of that we can play? I'm going to be watching him from 7-noon every weekday and need to keep him busy and engaged. I've searched pinterest, but haven't found much yet. :) Thanks!

How much is expected?


I am a nanny for a 4 month old boy. I see him once a week for about 12 hours a day (I am a full time student so this is a way for me to get a lot of hours in in one day)

I have had experience with little ones this age before, but I only was with them 4-5 hours at a time.

The family has nanny cams *which they did tell me about before I started and I am 100 percent fine with that* so they can peek in and see how there baby is doing and what not.. I know this sounds bad, but how much time should I be playing with the baby in a hands on, interactive manner...


So I've been watching this child since he was 3 months old-full time. I almost trust myself more with him than i do with his own parents. I have never once hurt him/he hasn't gotten hurt on my watch, or left him unattended in an unsafe environment(unlike the parents...)

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