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 […]

8 Best Baby Nasal Aspirators

Products Nannies Love Babies 12 months and younger breathe solely through their noses. It’s difficult for most children to blow their own noses until three-years-old. That makes nasal aspirators are a must have tool for nannies when working with infants. Bulb Aspirators have the most simple design, are easy to use, inexpensive, but have a […]

“Mossy” by Jan Brett and Activities

Weekly Trip to the Library Mossy is an eastern box turtle who loves the pond so much that she spends all of her time there. Moss, plants, and flowers begin to take root on her shell. Dr. Carolina and her niece Tory are thrilled to find Mossy in the reeds, and they take her up […]

10 Ways for Parents to Respect Nanny Professional Boundaries

If parents are reasonable and conscientious about respecting job boundaries of their caregivers, they will get better job performance from their nannies. 10 Ways for Parents to Respect Nanny Professional Boundaries: 1. Sign a work agreement.  Detail the job responsibilities, house rules, emergency procedures, work schedule, vacation and sick time procedures, compensation, pay frequency, communication […]

Games and Toys for Passover

Products Nannies Love What I love most about Passover is that it is a wonderful Seder that uses symbolism and a story to teach children about their religious history. Children also learn through play. Here are our favorite games and toys to help teach children about Passover. Here are some children books about Passover to […]

7 Products to Teach Kids to Tell Time

Products Nannies Love Daylight Savings time begins today in most states in the United States. So, there’s no better time to discuss how to teach kids about time. Telling time is an essential skill but there’s no point in trying to teach kids to read an analog clock before children can count to 60. In […]

Knowing a Second Language for Nannies

It is Beneficial to Immerse Kids in a Second Language There are more and more job postings from parents looking for bilingual nannies. Knowing a second language is definitely a resume builder for nannies. After birth and while kids are young, their brains are hard-wired to acquire language naturally. As a child approaches puberty, the […]

Books for Kids and Nannies About New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions At some time in your life, you’ve undoubtedly made a New Year’s Resolution and broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make a change, but not following through. You can also teach the kids about New Year’s Resolutions by reading the following children’s books about the topic.   Squirrel’s New […]

Use Age-Appropriate Books to Talk to Kids About Hurricane Irma

Children’s Books About Hurricanes Reading children’s books is always a great way to discuss difficult topics with children. Today I am sharing some children’s books to help nannies, au pairs, and parents have age-appropriate discussions about hurricanes with children. I found these book reviews a year ago by Elizabeth Kennedy and Susan Larson during a […]