AutoBrush: Brush All Teeth at Once

Products Nannies Love AutoBrush for Kids is a fun, automatic electric toothbrush designed to brush all teeth at once. This means faster brushing time, with bristles that are powerful yet safe, effectively removing harmful bacteria — all accompanied with an adorable jungle animal friend. The AutoBrush is safe to use with braces, veneers, crowns, fillings, […]

6 Favorite Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrushes for Kids

Products Nannies Love My Nanny kids are very passionate about reducing our plastic usage in their home. Over 99% of the toothbrushes we use are made of plastic. Toothbrushes are replaced on average every two to three months. FIVE TRILLION pieces of plastic currently pollute the oceans. Every year we continue to add to the […]

Would You Work for a Family that Has Guns in their Home?

There seems to be no more hotly debated topic in America at this moment than gun control. No matter a nanny’s opinion on the topic, the reality is that an estimated one-third to one-half of American homes with children have firearms in them. It is a real safety issue for children. All nannies should be […]

Skip Using Pull-Ups

Potty Training: What Science Shows A lot has been learned about child development since I graduated college in the 90s. So, I am listening to the courses from Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive on Audible by Peter M. Vishton, Professor at The College of William and Mary to see what clinical discoveries have […]

Should Parents Give their Nannies Mother’s Day Gifts?

10 Reasons to Give Gifts to Nannies It’s no secret that the relationship between busy working mothers and the nannies who help to care for their children can be a bit strained. Mothers go to great lengths to find the perfect nanny, then agonize about whether or not the children might love her more when […]

Leprechaun Trap

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Irish folklore describes leprechaun as little fairies. Legend says they keep pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Every Saint Patrick’s Day my nanny kids and I make leprechaun traps along with thousands of kids around the world. I make a trail of leprechaun footprints out of green colored paper […]

Should Kids Be Forced to Play with Everyone at the Playground or at Recess?

I volunteer at my nanny kid’s school when I can. While observing recess my nanny kid and her friend asked two other girls if they could play with them. One of the other girls said, “I am just playing with Anna today but can play with you tomorrow.” My nanny kid said, “okay,” and happily […]

Importance of Nannies Providing Supervised Tummy Time

For centuries babies were put to sleep on their tummies. But now The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that healthy infants be placed on their backs for sleep. Putting babies to sleep on their backs decreases their chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since 1992, when the AAP began recommending this sleep position […]

Hip Seat Carriers

Products Nannies Love My Mother had two babies born 11-months apart and always said hips are made for Mother’s to carry babies. She would put one baby on each hip. Today, there are dozens of hip waistbands made to help caregivers carry babies and toddlers. I prefer the Windsleeping Baby Carrier with Hip Seat, LÍLLÉbaby, […]

Cancellation Policies, Minimum Hours and Holiday Rates for Sitters

Work Agreements for Babysitters It’s a waste of a babysitter’s precious time when parents cancel, or reduce the number of hours they will work, at the last minute. For underemployed nannies, babysitting jobs are often needed to pay the bills. For those who rely on babysitting jobs to make ends meet, last minute cancellations can […]