Which nanny !?

posted 5 months ago in Babies
  • poll: Which nanny ?
    Quirky improv nanny with experience but pricey : (35 votes)
    90 %
    Sweet hairdresser with daycare experience and cheaper : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    First nanny. Who cares about her inappropriate improv? 🙄 A lot of people have super kinky sex, etc and are amazing parents /caretakers lol. She’s flexible, has the experience, and is close in case of an emergency. Win win.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    First one, flexibility and close location means she can more likely get to you in emergencies …. Plus experience 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    lilceeja124 :  First one. Hands down. I would not feel comfortable with a nanny who was essentially just starting out, not with a baby so young. She can “build her book” with older children. Also, flexibility when you have a young one is soooo important! 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    First. As someone who has had several nannies, you’ll want the flexibility! 

    Post # 6
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    382 posts
    Helper bee

    While I think the second one would definitely be capable based on her experience, I think her distance from you and lack of flexibility is a big drawback.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    If flexibility is a big requirement, go with that one. I’ve used several different nannies, and the ones with the most experience weren’t always the best. In fact, the best nanny I ever had was the youngest who had a bunch of siblings, and had that “motherly” instinct. She just knew what was good to do, bad to do, safe, not safe, what would entertain and keep my son happy, etc. She was also much more willing to take direction from me than some of the more experienced nannies I worked with, who can often feel like they know better or have so much experience that I have no business taking issue with anything they’re doing. Given your description, I’d probably get along better with nanny B and trust that it would be more important to her to do a bang up job since she isn’t jaded from being in the industry for a while either.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    I would personally go with the first nanny. She has a lot of experience and is flexible 

    Post # 9
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    727 posts
    Busy bee

    First, mostly because of flexibility. That’s one of the main reasons for a nanny imo is the flexibility. I agree with llevinso, if you had an older child I wouldn’t care as much about experience but not with a baby

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

    The only thing that gives me pause about the first nanny is if she is going to be tired if she performs late at night, and you need her early in the morning. That said, if winter weather is a concern for the nanny with the longer commute, that is a definite consideration as well. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    This isn’t really an answer, but I would go without whoever you had the best connection with. Trust your gut – this is not a decision to make based on facts alone. You need to be 100% comfortable and trust the person you are handing your baby over to. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    the difference between 17 and 20 is minimal  for about $24/day you are paying for flexibility, more experience, and local.  i think the decision is simple.

     

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2020

    I voted for the Artsy Improv Nanny.  There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with the other one other than she isn’t as available and a distance away which could cause problems.  Artsy Improv Nanny could also be really creative and a lot of fun. 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Canada

    For $3/hour difference, go with the first one. 

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