I’ve had bad luck with helpers and it isn’t getting any better. Trying to find someone who can become part of the family is tough. I’ve always treated my helpers the best I could but that wasn’t the thanks I received back from them.. Now here I am again sitting without a helper, trying to multitask with work, housework and a clingy toddler.
I wasn’t even sure if I should write this post but its been bothering me for sometime now.. How would you ever know who is the right person to take care of your child? After watching this really scary video I came across on Facebook, it made me sit and think whether I should invest in installing camera’s at home.
We as working moms leave early and return late, half of the time we have absolutely no idea whats happening at home. Has our child eaten or was her nappy changed? There were many times when my husband came home unexpectedly and found Kitana in a full nappy which hadn’t been changed for hours.
With the cost of living now, we have no alternative but to trust the next person with our children. Is it even possible to find someone you can trust?
My heart is sore..I trusted so many yet I was betrayed.. How can I ever pretend that its going to be okay? To me, finding a nanny is finding someone whose willing to be a mother to your child, its more than just baby sitting. Someone who has the same beliefs in raising a child and will encourage the lifestyle you want for your baby.
Can Mary Poppins please come over to my house.. Sleep train my toddler, wean her off the breast and make everything okay.
One of my friends was abandoned by her nanny, she just didn’t turn up for work. Is it okay to leave someone stranded like that? Don’t get me wrong, not all nannies are like this but when you experience this, it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.
I’m so scared to leave my child alone with a stranger whom I met once/twice before. What if she treats her badly?!
I came across this article which has some great pointers: http://www.helpguide.org/life/finding-a-good-nanny.htm.
Hopefully this will help you understand the importance of choosing the best nanny.
Always trust your intuition.