Tag: safety

Hiring a Nanny Online? Know the Risks

By A New England Nanny 3 0

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published the results of their investigation into the vetting and screening of caregivers on Care.com. The probe revealed that “in about nine instances over the past six years, caregivers in the U.S. who had police records were listed on Care.com and later were accused of committing crimes while caring for customers’ […]

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Do You Know About Lulu and Leo’s Law?

By A New England Nanny 4 0

Many of us remember the horrific story from 2012, when a nanny in New York City murdered two of the children she was watching. It was later discovered that the nanny had falsified information on her application to become the family’s caregiver, and didn’t have any actual experience caring for children. This event led to […]

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What To Know About Domestic Violence And Nannies In New York

By A New England Nanny 5 0

It’s certainly not an issue families or nannies want to have to discuss, but unfortunately sometimes it’s unavoidable. Domestic violence can impact people in all professions, and employers – including household employers – have certain responsibilities. Here are some things to know about domestic violence and nannies in New York state. You cannot punish a […]

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Family’s Skin During Winter

By A New England Nanny 6 0

‘Tis the season! Cold air and low humidity, combined with spending more time indoors and taking hot showers, can wreak havoc on your skin, especially on kids’ sensitive skin. Here are some tips from UCI Health for protecting your family’s skin during winter. 1. Block the winter sun It’s important to use sunscreen of at least 30 […]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 5 0

It’s that spooky time of year again, and if your kids are anything like ours, they’ve been excited for Halloween since…well, probably since last year’s candy supply petered out. And while Halloween is certainly meant for wild, sugar-crazed fun, we have to be a bit of a wet blanket and watch over our little monsters […]

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Social Media Safety for Teens

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Every day it seems there’s another news story about the dangers of social media when it comes to children and teens. But other than just telling your teen that “social media is dangerous,” what practical advice can be given? We found some helpful information about social media safety for teens from OnGuardOnline.gov: More than 60 percent […]

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When is a Child Too Sick for a Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 13 0

One of the worst feelings a parent can have is when their child is sick, especially when the child is too young to communicate exactly how they’re feeling, where it hurts, etc. Needing child care can complicate things when a child is ill. Parents often don’t like to leave their children when they’re not feeling […]

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Vaccinations Up to Date for Back to School Season?

By A New England Nanny 15 0

Parents – it’s back to school time; are your kids’ vaccinations up to date? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a recommended schedule of immunizations for infants, small children, pre-teens, and teens. This schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before […]

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What You Need to Know Before Getting a Nanny Cam

By A New England Nanny 7 0

While the hope is always that a family will have a great relationship with their nanny, many times that’s not the case. Tragic incidents have occurred in homes around the country involving nannies, leading some parents to want to install a hidden camera known as a “nanny cam” so they can keep an eye on […]

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