(Sep. 05, 2019) - It seems like a given: Your baby should feel comfortable with your nanny. There should be warmth and trust between the two. But since your baby, though adorable, can’t yet spill the beans about the details of her day, how do you know what’s really going on? Here are the two big signs the nanny-child relationship is working and what to do if your baby shows signs of being uncomfortable with her nanny.
(Aug. 09, 2019) - What if we told you about a child care situation that provided more individualized attention than a day care—at a lower cost? Sound too good to be true? A nanny share, quite simply, is when two or more families share a nanny. It’s an arrangement with many benefits, such as saving money, creating a personalized environment for both sets of kids, and giving parents more flexibility. Learn more about each benefit for your family here.
(Jul. 02, 2019) - Whether you’re going back to work, having a girl’s night out, or going on a date with your partner, it’s hard enough to leave your toddlers and older children with a sitter, but your infant? Hiring the right caretaker for your baby requires a great deal of forethought and careful screening.
(May. 29, 2019) - There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search.
(May. 01, 2019) - You just hired your new nanny. Everyone is very excited, and you are totally optimistic that she’s going to work out great. A nanny starting with a new family might feel very much like she has just arrived in a new “town.” Suddenly she is working—and oftentimes living—in a new home with a family she knows very little about. She doesn’t know the ins and outs, the routines, or the family dynamic. As a new employer, the most important thing that you can do to ensure an easy transition is to act as a family interpreter; you need to teach your new nanny the “language” of your home.
(Feb. 01, 2019) - Imagine this: Your regular babysitter cancelled 2 hours before she was supposed to be at your place. Or perhaps your boss just scheduled a last-minute work dinner you must attend. Maybe your friends surprised you with tickets to the must-see concert or Broadway show. Whatever the case, finding last-minute child care that is affordable means embracing our beloved city. There are certain characteristics of New York City life that work in parents' favor when it comes to creative child care solutions. Embrace those characteristics, and you’re sure to find someone you trust to care for your children for an evening.
(Dec. 28, 2018) - A nanny is an invaluable resource as a specialist who loves and cares for your kids in your absence, so how can you ensure you hire the right nanny for your family? Do you need someone who helps with housework, or maybe you want a nanny who can help with developmental needs (homework, potty training, etc.). For many families, their nanny is more than just someone who works for them; their nannies become part of the family. Here are five important things you must know before you start the hiring process.
(Nov. 29, 2018) - Holidays are an important time for your family and your nanny, but taking the time to think ahead, discuss, and plan properly will help ensure your nanny feels appreciated and knows your expectations during the holiday season. Gifts are an important way of acknowledging your nanny over the holidays, but more important is the effort and respect you show in ensuring everyone has the opportunity to comfortably celebrate the holidays. Here are five ways you can involve your nanny in your family’s holiday celebrations.
(Oct. 25, 2018) - If you’re heading back to work after maternity leave, it’s time to find the right child care for your infant or toddler. But if it’s your first child, you might not know where to look for a nanny in New York City, especially if you want in-home child care. Mommybites, a leading parenting community, shares the best places to find the perfect nanny or babysitter for your family.
(Oct. 01, 2018) - As a parent, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is who will care for your child when you can’t. For most, that means choosing between a nanny and day care center while Mom and Dad are at work. But why not consider a third option such as a nanny share? It’s a new trend on the rise—two or more families employ one nanny and share the cost of her or his salary.
(Aug. 28, 2018) - If you follow any of the ever-popular parenting boards or groups on social media sites, you’ve likely encountered more than one mother venting about her nanny. There seems to be a rise in the ideology that nannies must inherently be all-knowing, psychic, and micromanaged all at the same time. While in most cases this is simply a (major) miscommunication, rest assured there are easy steps you can take to ensure the nanny-parent relationship is harmonious for all.
(Jul. 25, 2018) - Finding a nanny in NYC can be a stressful, long process. You want to find someone you trust, who you feel comfortable leaving your child with, and who will ideally be with your family for years to come. When it comes to hiring a nanny, checking her references is key to determining whether she is trustworthy. Mommybites shares four tips for checking a potential nanny's references.
(May. 19, 2017) - Mommybites shares tips to successfully bring a nanny into the family.