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Nanny share

Anonymous

I am looking for a nanny for my baby. One of the applicants would like to bring her son who is a similar age along. I had not thought of this possibility before. I love the idea of my baby having a friend to play with but a little concerned that she wouldn’t get as much attention as the nanny’s baby. Anyone been through this or have thoughts?

  • Renee
    Nov 13

    When i was searching for a nanny i had the same thoughts so passed on those candidates.

  • Heather
    Nov 13

    It's probably not the same for everyone. When I nannied though I was always very aware of the other child and would have my child wait to put the other child down for nap first etc. My daughter for sure got less attention. They were 1.5 at the time. It might be harder for a nanny to balance care of little little ones.

  • Heidi
    Nov 13

    I work at a daycare and my son was in the same class as me for a while. Different situation but kinda the same environment. I was usually more harsh on my own child and put the other kids before my own. It depends on the age but if you see that your child is being neglected then maybe find another nanny, but I would give it a shot. It’d be nice to have them interacting with another child without having to go into daycare or even out of the house lol

  • Jenn
    Nov 13

    I have had friends that worked as nannies in that situation and they gave the babies the same attention, if not more to the nanny baby.

  • Lily
    Nov 13

    I work as a Nanny, I have a 14 month old and I have been being to my jobs since she was 2 months old. I take care of 3 kids plus mine. I think it is great, my baby gets friends and the kids I take care of love having another kid around. I don’t think having my own takes away from the other kids, they all need taking care of. And in your case, I think having another kid around would be great for your little one. It is less scary to have your mom gone if there is a friend there. I don’t think you should pick on if the nanny has a kid, I think you should pick on who you like the best as a person. Because that is what matters.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 13

    My sons baby sitter has a son his age! I LOVE it!! They’re best friends. I thought about the less attention thing but sometimes I think she gives my son more attention for the sake of it not being her kid and wanting to be sure he’s taken care of type of thing I believe. I think both of them grow off of each other- seeing the other walk, seeing the other chew, seeing the other play w a new toy. I love it personally!

  • Shäŷ
    Nov 13

    In my opinion I would have passed on that applicant. I am paying good money for somebody to pay close attention to my child and that attention needs to be 100 percent on my child. It’s a job , do you bring your kids to your job ..... uh no. You want your little one to have play dates , then have your nanny take them to the parks or baby gymnastics

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    This is all so helpful thank you!!