Market Skills, Without Ego Trips

Finding a Nanny Job in Tough Economy We have been sharing ways to market yourself to help find a nanny job in a tough economy. Today we suggest you market your greatest skills, without sounding arrogant. You can find nannies that have marketed their specific skills all over the Internet. There are traveling nannies, baby […]

Nine Ways to Ensure Siblings Get Along

Here are some simple things nannies and au pairs can do every day to prevent sibling fighting. 1. Set ground rules for acceptable behavior. No cursing, no name-calling, no yelling, no hitting, and no door slamming allowed. 2. Solicit their input on the rules and consequences. This teaches kids that they are responsible for their […]

Type of Help Mothers and Fathers of Multiples Want from Nannies or Au Pairs

Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asked mothers and fathers of multiples that employ nannies or au pairs what help they need most from their in-home caregivers. The answers from 383 mothers and fathers of multiples is listed here. Mothers and Fathers of Multiples Want Their Nannies or Au Pairs to Help Them With: 1. Bathing […]

Siblings that Share a Room

Siblings often have to share a bedroom (especially when a family has multiples). Nannies and au pairs can help siblings share a room successfully by remembering the children are individuals and helping them keep their belongings organized. Here are some ways to help siblings who share a bedroom. First make sure children of the same […]

Diapering, Bathing, and Dressing Multiples

Just like feeding babies, diapering, bathing, and dressing babies is a time consuming task. But, diapering, bathing, and dressing multiples can feel overwhelming without help. That is just another reason why nannies and au pairs are so helpful to parents raising multiples. DIAPERING: The advice about diapering by hundreds of nannies and au pairs that […]

Helping Parents With Multiples

Feeding Multiple Babies We started a discussion about caring for multiples last week click here to see article. Now we will discuss specific ways nannies and au pairs can assist parents of multiple babies each day. Some of the helpful tasks nannies and au pairs caring for multiple births provide include helping feed the babies, […]