(Closed) Nanny Cam

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was in childcare for years and I also have a son that’s nearly 7. I’ve seen it from both sides and I don’t like them. It’s an invasion of privacy and makes people feel uncomfortable. I trust the people watching my son enough to not have to use them… if I didn’t trust them I’d find someone I did trust.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Bao:

We will be doing them for sure. As a victim of childhood abuse in multiple forms, you can never fully know/trust someone.

Edit: Also since it’s in my home, to ME it is not an invasion of privacy. My home, my rules. Your privacy goes out the window with my child.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m with miss green. My home, my rules. We adore our nanny and she is someone we knew personally before she became our nanny, and we’ll probably install a few. It’s mostly for me so I can log in from work to see baby, but if our nanny was someone we didn’t know prior, I’d be all over watching them.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@MissGreen: Yup.  Totally agree.  It’s my home, my child, my rules. 

If I were a nanny, I would take no offense whatsoever to a parent having a camera.  In fact, I would welcome it so they could see their child throughout the day and so they could see what a great nanny I would be…. cause I would be a pretty cool nanny. 😉

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I babysat for years, and sure, while I would be a little bummed if the nanny cam caught me tripping or doing something embarrassing, I wouldn’t like it, but I would not be against it at all. This is because I never had anything to hide! 

I’m not sure if I would personally use one, but I don’t have kids yet, so it’s hard to say. I can see where parents are coming from on this one and can’t really criticize too much. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MissGreen:  totally agree.  when it comes to my child, i will do whatever it takes to keep my baby safe.  i really don’t care about hurting someone’s feelings.

Post # 9
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was a nanny for several years, and there was one job in particular that had nanny cams in every room of the house minus the bathrooms and their room. 

I understand the need for nanny cams, but I felt like I couldn’t relax and be fun and goofy with the kids because I didn’t want to look stupid lol…no thank you! It was nanny cam overload in that house. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t have kids, but I have been a nanny for about 4 years. None of the houses had nanny cams (that I knew of). I wouldn’t have minded if they did have cameras, as long as I was told that there were camera watching me. As much as it is your right to set up cameras to check in on your baby and nanny, its also your nanny’s right to know she is being watched, and if she is uncomfortable with that, to find employment elsewhere. I would have been horrified if my employer had seen me do something embarrassing, like once the 3 year old I nannied for dacked me in the loungeroom!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that if you feel like you need a nanny cam, you need a new nanny.  Instincts should be trusted.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with @MapleBecky: The cams wont catch everything and there will always be blind spots. Plus will you watch every second that the cam records? No you’ll just check in every now and then and again wont catch everything. You gotta trust the nanny otherwise get a new one.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would most definitely consider having a nanny cam and not letting it be known to the nanny.  People can be deceiving and very good liars.  No one expects it when something bad happens at the hand of someone they trusted, but it happens all the time.  Just because you feel the desire to have a nanny cam doesnt mean you *dont* actually trust your nanny, its just an extra piece of mind… just in case.   Just like car insurance, home insurance, jewelery insurance, you dont think anything awful will actually happen to you, but… just in case..

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@pinkshoes: Don’t forget that your house is also the nanny’s workplace. Would you feel comfortable if your employer was filming you without your knowledge at work? I think if you are really suspicious your nanny is abusing your child or stealing from you, they shouldn’t be your nanny.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

To all the posters saying if you do not trust your nanny, get a new one; have you’ve ever been in a situation where you trusted someone and that was violated? Doesn’t sound like it. Sorry, my children are different. I would never want them to experience things I did or things you hear of so I will do all I can to prevent that. Why do I need to inform you? BC you dont want to look stupid? Ridiculous. You’re human, you think I care if you fall on your ass playing? Also there are more places that have security cameras on the job than you probably realize. Will I watch it? Yes. You can easily fast forward and still catch something. Eh, to each their own but to tell someone to either trust a person 200% with their child or get a new one is pretty ignorant in my eyes.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Roux: The reason for doing it wouldnt be because I was suspicious.  Yes, if I was suspicious of something to begin with, theres no way I would hire that person.  My reason was because you just NEVER know.  Many work places do have cameras, such as places where people handle cash and could steal it.  You use the camera in place for your own protection.

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