7 Nanny Daily Log Books

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Although there are apps nannies and parents can use to communicate with one another daily, I am old-school and still prefer having a paper notebook or journal to record my nanny kids’ daily milestones in.

You can make a nanny daily log simply by using a three-ring binder or folder kept in a easy to access spot for the family and nanny, such as the kitchen.

The daily log should contain all emergency phone numbers, schedules, and any emergency information that may be needed such as health insurance numbers, allergies the children have, and medications children may be taking.

Nannies, au pairs, and sitters should list what the children eat each day on the daily log sheet. When working with infants caregivers should record the times and amounts the infant eats, when and how long they nap, and how many times their diapers were changed. Any change in feeding or diaper changes should be noted.

But, much easier than making your own nanny log, is to just buy a cute baby journal.

Here are some great nanny baby logs to use when working as a nanny:

img_74501. Baby Tracker® Log

This log is printed on high quality, easy writing, bright white, 100% recycled paper. I love using it for newborns to about three-years-old to keep track of daily schedules, activities, and needs in one handy spot. Baby Tracker® Daily Childcare Log is designed to make it fast and easy to record and review meals, naps, activities, playtime, daily news, milestones and to-dos. This version records daily activities from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Each journal includes: 180 daily at-a-glance tracking records, key contacts list, Medical Emergency Form, health facts, and immunization records.

img_74512. Baby’s Eat, Sleep and Poop Journal

What I like most about this log book is that it is cute, compact, and water resistant. It was created by a mom to help sleep deprived parents and working parents to allow their caregivers to record their baby’s daily activities. Log in feedings,! diaper changes, sleep patterns, immunizations, and more all to help track baby’s development and keep the baby on a schedule. Fill in pages include: page for important contact information, immunizations and growth chart page, 60 pages of fill-in charts and notes all neatly organized in a convenient, spiral notebook.

img_74523. Nanny Log Book

This is a large nanny log to keep in visible spot for parents, nannies or au pairs to share. It is a basic log that includes sections for the date, day of the week, feeding times, meals, and quantity eaten. It has section to record diaper changes, sleep and nap times, and daily activities. It also has a built in “To Do List” and section for notes for parents and nannies.

img_74534. Baby’s Daily Log

This stylish and easy to use log makes it simple to track feedings, sleeping schedules, diaper changes, and much more. It’s the perfect tool to communicate baby’s needs with caregivers or reference with baby’s doctor at well visits. Includes a four month log, page per day format giving a one page visual snapshot of the baby’s day, daily to do and notes section, and extra notes pages in back.

img_74545. Baby’s First Months with Sophie la girafe®: A Daily Log Book

I wish I had more room on this blog to show the pages of this log. They are very organized and concise. This adorable hour-by-hour log will help you stay organized—with columns for breast and bottle feedings, diaper changes, and sleep, plus your own special notes! It will help nannies and parents make sure the baby is eating and sleeping enough to grow. Inside, you’ll find enough daily pages for baby’s first six months, charts for growth and vaccines, a place to list important contacts, and a helpful introduction.

img_74556. Pearhead Baby’s Daily Log

My nanny friend with over 25-years nanny experience says this is her favorite baby log book she’s ever used. The guided journal includes 50 pre-printed day and night pages help you keep track of everything 24 hours a day. Special columns for breastfeeding, sleep schedules, diaper changing, supplies needed, and special notes make it easy to record every moment of the baby’s day. Includes perforated page for important contact information for a quick reference. I like that it is a spiral journal so it’s easy to use and lay flat.

img_74567. Nanny Journal Plus

This is an all-in-one resource for organizing and recording a child’s day. Use this log to monitor the baby’s food, naps, activities, and diaper changes. Made of high-quality paper and featuring an elegant flowery design, the Nanilly premium Nanny Journal Plus is made to last and endure. The ergonomic and practical size will allow you to easily slip it in your diaper bag to always have it with you.

Hobbies that May Help Your Nanny Career

img_7442Your hobbies and interests may actually increase your chance of being hired as a nanny. For example, if you are a talented musician the parents might appreciate your willingness to give the children piano lessons. Here is a list of hobbies and volunteer opportunities that could help you during a nanny interview and that you may want to list on your nanny resume.

1. Cooking or Baking

Planning a menu, organizing a shopping list, comparing prices, and cooking and baking for families is a very desirable skill for nannies to have. Busy parents who don’t have the time to go to the grocery store and cook nutritious meals every evening are often willing to pay nannies more to cook dinner for the family.

2. Playing a Musical Instrument

Playing a musical instrument is a healthy way to reduce stress. Plus, if you are skilled in playing an instrument you may be able to offer teaching the children to play the instrument you enjoy.

3. Sports or Fitness

If you like to swim, run, bike, hike, or work out at the gym it shows potential employers that you have a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is always a great way to cope with stress. If you play on a sports team it shows you can get along with others and would encourage your nanny kids to enjoy an active lifestyle and enjoy fitness.

4. Gardening

Being out in nature is wonderful. Gardening is a hobby which most parents would encourage you to do with their children, especially if you will grow some vegetables with the children.

5. Volunteering

One of the biggest benefits of volunteering is to boost your resume. We have included baby, child, and pet-related volunteer work below but any volunteer opportunity shows potential employers that you have an interest in helping others and are involved in your community.

– Babies on Nicu Unit: Comforting infants at the local hospital shows parents that you have a passion for caring for children. Good references from NICU nurses can be most influential for parents choosing a nanny to hire.

– Reading Partners: Volunteer reading partners make a lifelong difference for kids who struggle with reading.

– Girls & Boys Club: When you volunteer at a Boys & Girls Club, you show parents looking to hire a nanny that you want to make a difference in the lives of youth and give back to your community.

– Animal Shelter: Many in-home child care providers don’t want to care for family pets. If you volunteer at an animal shelter or animal rescue, families with pets will gladly take notice.

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