If you did all the background and reference
checks on yournanny beforehand, chances are you have a nanny you can be sure of. However, if you didn’t do full duediligence or if your nanny had no prior
experience or references, and you haveconcerns, here are some warning signs of a “bad nanny.”
- Your normally happy baby becomes agitated and fearful when the nanny
arrives. Sometimes, this is just evidence that real bonding
has not occurred or that the baby just really wants to spend more time with you or your
- Your baby has had too
many accidents. Even if your nanny is not abusing your child, signs
of too many accidents means your nanny is not staying on top of the situation to provide
falls and injury, which is one or her most important jobs.
differ with your nanny on ways to take care of the baby and your nanny doesn’t follow through
on your requests. Or worse, she is critical of your parenting style.
- You find that the baby is not
clean or properly dressed. This is a sign that the nanny is not up to the task of properly
taking care of your child.
- Your nanny is often late or has
unpredictable absences. A nanny you can’t depend on is in many ways
worse than no nanny at all.
- You discover her in a lie or she
tells stories that don’t make sense. In this case, you must immediately
fire your nanny. You can not entrust your child to any person who lies, steals, or betrays
decisions can be made without hiring a detectiveor installing hidden cameras.