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 and laws of the state they live-in whether the parents follow the law or not. Just because the parents say it’s okay not to use a car seat or booster doesn’t mean nannies can break the law.
As adults we are liable if we get in an accident with a child in the car and he or she isn’t using the proper seat. Click this link http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html know the laws in your state. Let the parents know that you intend to follow the law no matter what when transporting their children in a car.