Have You Tried the Sport-Brella?

Products Nannies and Au Pairs LoveBy Maria Lopez, Nanny As a nanny that lives and works in Miami, Florida I have probably used every beach umbrella and beach tent on the market. Considering the children and I go to the beach at least three times per week, I’m excited to share with other nannies and […]

Summer Water Safety for Nannies and Au Pairs

Make Water Safety Your PriorityBy American Red Cross Each year, more than 830 children ages 14 and under die as a result of unintentional drowning. On average, an annual 3,600 injuries occur to children due to a near-drowning incident. Home swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur for a child […]

How Hot Did it Get This Week Where You Live?

What Are You Doing to Keep Cool? I am just one of thousands of New Jersey residents that lost power during the heat wave. We reached record high temperatures already this week, as did much of the country. Here are some quick and easy tips from my local electric company on saving power during the […]

Velcro Child Safety ID Bands

Products Nannies Love For the past few Product Review Sundays we have recommended identification products for children to wear in case they get lost. So far we have recommended trying Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, Safety Tat Child ID Tattoos, and Tig Tagz identification bracelets. Today we recommend having the children wear Velcro Child Safety […]

Do the Kids Know What to Do if They Get Lost?

Safety Information Every Child Should Know We have been recommending child ID safety tags for kids. In case the child you care for is lost or injured in an accident, safety tattoos, bracelets, and tags can be the vital link to quickly reunite you. Sunday we recommended Who’s Shoes Child ID Tags, last week we […]


Products Nannies Love As nannies, au pairs, and their charges are venturing out to amusement parks, playgrounds, and zoos there’s no better time to disucss keeping tabs on kids in public places. Last week we recommended Tig Tagz a bracelet for children to wear with important information on it case you lose track of a […]

Have Your Charges Ever Been Hurt at a Playground?

National Playground Safety Week 2011 is April 25-29, 2011 National Playground Safety Week is a time to focus on children’s outdoor play environments. A time to pledge to use good judgment when playing. A time for gratitude for all the adults who work tirelessly on maintaining our playgrounds. KEEP CHILDREN S.A.F.E. Place this list in […]

Au Pairs and Nannies Can’t Be Too Safe this Summer

Make Water Safety Your Priority By American Red Cross After learning about the tragic drowning death of a nanny and a child under her care in a pool yesterday (click here to see the story) it is vital to remind nannies and au pairs of the importance of practicing water safety and drowning prevention. Each […]

Swiming Pool Horror, Nanny and Child Die Story from NY Daily News

Here is a horrific story reminding nannies and au pairs to use caution this summer. Swimming pool horror claims three-year-old on Long Island A 3-year-old Long Island girl and her nanny died tragically after they were found floating in the deep end of the family’s swimming pool yesterday, police said. Naama Markovits‘ 5-year-old brother made […]

Best Sunscreens

The Good News: EWG’s Best Sunscreens Yesterday we posted a link to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database which is an in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens. The new database lists products that offer the best combination of safety and effectiveness: they are formulated with the safest chemicals, […]