What can I do?? Babysitter's granddaughter hits my son.

C - posted on 12/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My babysitter's granddaughter hits my son. It doesn't happen every day but when it does, he gets a bruise, or mark. My babysitter says it was an accident that they both were playing and that it happened so quickly the she didn't get stop it on time or that she had left the room for a second when the incident happened. What should I do? My son is 3 years old. He always has a different story than what sitter says. Help :(





Thanks for your advice Kelly. I can't get camera because the babysitting happens at her house and she also babysits her granddaughter. The baby sitter's stories are what I mentioned before, but my son always says that the little girl hit him because she wanted a toy or because he didn't listen to her. This last incident was like this: When I came to pick them up yesterday, my son's left cheek had marks like he was breaking out in a rash or something. Before I even asked the sitter explained that they both were playing (swinging) necklaces and that the little girl hit him on the face by accident but that my son didn't even cry. It made me mad but didn't say much at that time. I just told them to be careful next time. Got home and cried cause his little face looked bad. I asked my son different times what happened and he says every time the same thing. The the little girl got mad cause he was taking a necklace from his sister and that she hit him on the face and that she was so mad. I asked if sitter did anything about it and he said no. I will say something this morning but I don't know how to start. Don't want to leave kids there if sitter gets mad after I talk to her.

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Kelly - posted on 12/07/2012

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Oh well then I agree that is the best thing to do then,just talk to her and tell her what your son says and that you don't like feeling like he is in safe where he is,Also tell your son that when this girl hits him he should tell her NO really loud and tell the sitter what happened.Because the sitter may very well not actually see and this girl could be being sneaky about it so the baby sitter makes up a sorry of course not to make her granddaughter look bad and just thinks you'll fall for it.Hopefully she will pay more attention to them and tell her granddaughter off! Best of luck!

Kelly - posted on 12/07/2012

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Wy is your baby sitters granddaughter around your son? It sounds to me like the baby sitter is hitting you son,I hope that isn't the case but just in case her are the three things I would do.



A:Go buy a small camera or a nanny cam (they are a bit expensive but WORTH IT) hide I somewhere and next time your son gets bruises ask the baby sitter what happened,ask you son then review the tape.That way you have it in black and white right in front of you and you can press charges if she does hit him because you have footage.If you do this do not tell the nanny and hide it some where where you can see everything but the camera isn't visible! If you tell the nanny it will defeat the purpose all together and the nanny will act differently or smack him out of view.



B:Tell the nanny you don't want her granddaughter being around your son when she is baby sitting,that way any marks bangs or bruises will tell you she is hitting him and that's a Biggg NO NO!



C:fire her,if you don't have money for a nanny cam and she won't work without her granddaughter being around your son I think it's time to let her go,for now its a bruise or two who knows when your going to come home to a child with a broken rib or head injures!



I hope your son recovers quickly and all works out,best of wishes.

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