NoseFrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

Helpful or Hype? When I first saw the NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator I thought “yuck!” And who wouldn’t? At first look is seems like you will be accidentally suck the baby’s buggers. But, the NoseFrida has disposable filters that prevent any bacterial transfer. The tube is placed against the baby’s nostril, not inside. Caregivers use their own […]

Healthy Taste Test

Creative Fun for Kids The kids I care for love having taste tests. All you need are two or three similar food items that are just different colors. Cover the child’s eyes with a blind fold or just ask them to close their eyes. Then, put a piece of food in their mouth and let them guess […]

Jambalaya for Kids

Cooking for Kids Nothing warms a chilly winter day more than a meal made in a slow cooker. The smell of this meal cooking during the day will have the kids anticipating the hearty dinner all day long. This jambalaya recipe from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Slow Cooking: Recipes and Techniques for Delicious Slow-Cooked Meals combines chicken, […]

Do the Kids You Care for Talk-Back?

How to Respond to Disrespectful Behavior I care for a four-year-old with a terrible habit of whining, a moody tween, and a teen that talks-back. I admit when the teen talks-back it enrages me. I know it’s normal for youngsters to whine and for tweens to be moody so why do I have so much […]

What are Your Favorite Snacks to Serve the Kids?

Drizzled Peanut Butter on Bananas and Apples One of the most important job responsibilities a nanny has is to feed the children nutritious food. All of my charges (from toddler to teen) love protein-packed peanut butter on just about anything. You certainly don’t have to heat up the peanut butter to serve it on fruit, […]

Follow Child Car Seat Laws

Respecting Professional Boundaries Yesterday on our Facebook page a nanny asked what she should do when the parents she works for don’t use car seats or boosters recommended for the age and weight of the children she cares for. The nannies that responded to the question overwhelmingly agreed that professional nannies must follow the recommendations […]