question for stricter parents/nannies?
This is a question for the stricter parents and nannies... I am 2 weeks into my new nanny job and i want to make sure I am doing everything right, and if there is anything I need to add or do better at....I want to make sure they are happy with me, I would hate to not know they are unhappy with something and get fired... **When I get there, I play with him until his first nap ....put down for nap, and sleeps about 30-45minutes. **When he wakes up I play with him some more and get his breakfast ready...feed him... **Change his diaper and dress him for the day **Take him on a 45 -60 minute walk, or go to the mall or park **Come home, put him down for nap...sleeps about 45 minutes **Take him into the backyard to lay on blanket and look at trees and birds.... **Make him Lunch **Take him on a 20-30 minute walk **Play a little in walker and play area and help him with his baby excercies **Put down for last nap of the day, sleeps about 45 minutes **Usually is cranky by about 5pm so I play with him, hold him and take him outside until 5:30 OK so, I do all this to keep him busy.. through out the day I will have a movie going so I can relax while he's sleeping and have some noise while he's awake.... I always have my phone next to me so I can text my friends, but mostly to text the parents if I have any questions..they said before I could use the computer, but I make sure to limit it to just checking my email and bank account and only when the baby is asleep. SO.... am i doing everything right? Should I be doing more? I am looking to do more of a variety of things, but right now I want to make sure I am doing everything according to what parents would want of me... I have a feeling there is a nanny cam so I want to make sure they are pleased with what they see, if they are watching. Also, I want to make sure they are happy with me instead of not being happy with something and then firing me out of the blue!
Asked By: ♥ - 1/28/2009
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If the baby is very young (with 3 naps a day, he probably is) this all sounds fine and the parents should be very happy with you. A really good thing for everybody is to have a book such as Penelope Leach's "The First Five Years" and consult it frequently... More
Answered By: fofodos - 1/28/2009
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I would get rid of the movie and turn on the stereo. Many parents have issues with small children watching tv and lets face it .. if the child is awake your attention needs to be on him and the tv needs to be off. I would also make sure to not be texting and using the phone unless it is to the parents. Your working... More
Answered By: kitkat - 1/28/2009
You sound like you are doing an excellent job!
Answered By: xxkiexx83 - 1/28/2009
How old is the child? I would suggest doing some learning activities - reading, sounding out letters, anything appropriate for his age... More
Answered By: Emoja - 1/28/2009
That sounds SUPER good for me! How much do they pay you and what state are you in? Just curious. I have no idea if I will want a nanny when I have kids.
Answered By: slaarwalhz - 1/28/2009
As long as you're not on the computer or texting your friends while the baby is awake, i don't see too much of a problem with it... More
Answered By: courty2114 - 1/28/2009
I am a nanny for 9 month old twin boys. I also have 4 of my own children, all in school full time. First I'd say drop the movie. I don't turn on the TV at all while I am at work. I'm not there to watch TV and it's not good for the babies either... More
Answered By: luvmy4boyz - 1/28/2009
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