Nanny Issues/Questions--What do you think?

Jessica - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi all, quick question here. I have a woman who comes and helps me around the house/watches my child. When she interviewed I agreed to let her bring her toddler, which I thought was a good idea at the time. I figure I am a mom and sympathetic, and I also thought it would bring my own child company since they are close in age. For the most part, this nanny is great. She is good with my daughter and very helpful around the house. I really do like her. The only issue is that her daughter will not nap alone.It has become and ordeal where her kid is the whole focus. In other words, when my daughter goes down she goes to the guest room to sleep/nap with her child for up to 2 hours. My kids day really works around HER kids day. I don't "really" have a problem with that alone--but I do feel that I shouldn't be paying her to nap with her kid. I brought up her teaching her toddler to nap alone---and whenever I make my suggestions--she has a smart or snarky remark, about how she knows all about caring for a group of kids and handling "group" needs. It really annoys me because I'm not paying her to watch "kids" just mine! How do I deal with this girl without blowing up at her. Its not an 2 way convo--I'm her employer, I feel she should respect my wishes!

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Jessica - posted on 08/21/2012

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Also let me add her kid "wont'" sleep in a pack and play, or the extra crib we have. So basically, her kid is too good for what is okay for other kids...its really annoying. She has to put my daughter down and tend to her kid. Sometimes this means my kid is running around her crib for up to an hour sometimes unattended while she works on her kid to nap. I've tried to express my annoyance and the fact that I hired her to take care of my kid's needs and to work around her schedule, but it seems to become almost an argument every time where she starts to say that she can't "neglect" her kid in favor of mine....I feel she is being a little disrespectful of the employer employee relationship and is acting like she is in a daycare, not in my HOME.

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