Want to warn all the moms here. I had a very bad experience with a babysitter (who was actually a niece of a friend). She seemed very sweet but I have a camera in my house so I can watch what's going on on my phone. She spent the entire time texting and left my son strapped in his high chair crying bloody murder. PUT CAMERAS IN YOUR HOUSE if you have a babysitter. Don't trust anyone! I can suggest a free app called AtHome so you don't have to spend a ton of money on security cameras.

Baby M 3 likes

This is why im A sahm!

K M 1 like

We were going to hire a nanny, while I was home, but was too worried because of stories like this. Glad you found out quickly!!

Nadia S 3 likes

Wow I would of beaten her little ass

Michelle J 0 likes

that's scary

?Amanda? B 0 likes

That's horrible.

Tiredmama 0 likes

I am a sahm too, but I finally decided to have a few hour break in 10 months and boy I'm glad I had that camera.

Mel H 1 like

Thnks God you had cameras so you find out quick!! Tht's why I don't trust nobody either to take care of my LO...

Natalie D 1 like

Thank u

Maggie F 0 likes

I've never hired a babysitter for this reason. Just too many horror stories. I'm a SAHM and they only get babysat by grandparents and my SIL....people that love them.

Liz C 1 like

Downloaded the app. Thank you! πŸ˜€

Abby B 0 likes

I am a stay at home mom because of all the awful videos on Facebook of babysitters abusing babies. I can't bear the thought. And daycare is out of the question because 1. Most places aren't allowed to pick up the babies and hold them, which my son likes, and 2. The prices for it are absolutely ridiculous here.

Alison P 1 like

Be carful with those apps though. In most states it's illegal to have audio cameras to use as nanny cams without their knowledge. It's a great idea to keep an eye out but if something bad happens and you need to press charges they can get off or if they find out they can sue you.

Michaela C 2 likes

That's horrible! Poor baby. So glad you found out quick!

Hailey A 0 likes

That's why I'm still at home with my baby!!

Tiredmama 1 like

Alison, I live in Texas. It is legal here.

Liz J 1 like

I'm so sorry to hear this, you are a great mom 😊

Tiredmama 1 like

Thank you, Liz!😊

Danie M 2 likes

That's horrible, that happened to my then baby daughter at her babysitters house, my brother in law happened to walk in (it's his aunt) and her face was super puffy and crying hysterically while the sitter watched tv, he said she had to have been crying for a long time by the way she looked, I don't trust anyone so I'm a sahm, it's not with it to me

Tiredmama 0 likes

Hailey, good for you! I am at home with my baby 99% of the time. My family lives in Europe, my husband works very long hours, he wakes up before my son is awake and comes back when he is asleep. He sees him 5-10hours a week. I'm doing my best for my son and this happened the first time I left him with a babysitter in 10 months!

Hailey A 0 likes

And I don't understand why it would be illegal if it's your house.. Does anyone know here they are a Illegal ?

Krystal W 0 likes

Abby, just wondering what you mean by a daycare not being allowed to hold babies? If that's true that's crazy!! I work at a daycare and there are days that all we do is hold a baby all day long because that's what they want lol it's just crazy to think that some places have rules were they can't..isn't that our jobs to hold and play with babies 😊

Alison P 0 likes

I think it has to do with privacy issues. Like if they had to take an important call and give their social out and you go record that. Idk that's just my guess. You can do it just not without them knowing about it.

Danie M 2 likes

Just copied and pasted this from an article online "Video surveillance laws: It's legal to install a nanny cam in all 50 states, even if you choose to videotape your nanny without her consent. However, you can't tape her in private areas of your home, such as the bathroom or a live-in nanny's bedroom."

Alison P 0 likes

We should all just check out state laws because I've also found this. Speech laws: While you can videotape your nanny, several states have laws to protect against audio recordings. If you live in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania or Washington, you must notify your nanny if you have a nanny cam that records both audio and video. Not only could you be prosecuted for... Continued

Alison P 0 likes

violating this law, but any evidence of abuse or neglect found on the tape could be inadmissible during legal proceedings. Also I don't want y'all to think you shouldn't have nanny cams. I'm all for them.. I just want everyone to be aware so that if something bad happens then they get in trouble not you.

Mommy B 1 like

That's horrible!! So sorry that this happened to you and your LO

Jamie 0 likes

That is horrible! This is why I'm a SAHM. I don't like daycares either!

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