- 8 years ago
What would others do about this.
I currently stay home with my 16 month old, anda bout once a week I take him to the mall where they have the play areas. There are always tons of other kids with either their Moms or their Nanny’s with them.
Today I actually had to leave the play area in disgust. There was a nanny there with a 3 month old and a 5 year old. We walked into the mall together and all the way to the play area, she was on the phone the entire time we walked to the play area. We then got to the play area and the 5 year old ran off out of her sight, she didn’t care she was still on the phone.
The baby then started to get fussy so she grabs him out of the stroller totally annoyed that this kid is interupting her phone time, she is still on the phone, she then starts shoving a bottle in his mouth. The baby cleary didn’t want the bottle, he was crying and fussy ( she is still on the phone) just keeps shoving this bottle in his mouth. He didn’t want it but finally after about 10 mins of this the poor baby just gave up and took the bottle.
About 15 mins later she starts burping him ( he is hanging over her leg ) and YES she is still on the phone. He now starts throwing up all the bottle. She could care less and just keeps talking on the phone while this baby is over her knee with throw up all over his mouth and self. She then puts him back in the stroller like that and continues to talk on the phone.
She NEVER once looked up to see where the other kid was, I had to leave I was getting so upset watching this. I felt awful for that baby, awful for the parents that they trust this women and pay this women to watch their kids and this is what she does.
I then looked around and realized that every single Nanny I saw was on their phone, or ipad and not even paying any attention to the kids they were supposed to be watching. I was horrified. We had almost hired a Nanny when I was to go back to work but then my work laid me off, and it makes me so upset that so many Nanny’s don’t take their job seriously.
Is this acceptable do you think that a Nanny be on their phone and such while caring for your child? I also see a lot of the Nanny’s meet their friends a the mall,which I think is wrong too.
I don’t know maybe I am just way overproctive but I feel like a parent is paying for a caretaker and the caretaker needs to do their job, right? Thoughts?