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Hidden Nanny Cam Catches Nanny Mistreating Twins

Mommy's Lil Spy: The Nanny Cam

It's hard to know who to trust with your child so some parents turn to in home surveillance devices to keep a watchful eye on their caregiver. A friend of a staffer here at Sugar HQ decided to invest in one to ease her concerns about her nanny, despite the woman's great references and clean record. Thankfully, she did.

In this shocking video from the hidden cam, the mother learned her twin babes had been manhandled, left in extremely unsafe positions and put at high risk for injuries. After viewing the footage while at work, she promptly went home and fired the nanny. The police are now involved and fortunately, the lil boys were not harmed.

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There are a variety of nanny cams on the market, mostly wireless devices hidden inside any household item. Prices can range from $100 to $500 and can be purchased in electronic stores or online. It is legal to use a hidden camera in your home in all 50 states, however it is illegal to record speech without a person's consent in the following 15 states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

Some polls and studies have shown that the childcare providers don't object to being video taped while they care for the children, but just want to be informed about it. Of course if your gut is telling you to get a nanny cam, chances are the caregiver needs to go.

yadiet yadiet 8 years
boymommy boymommy 9 years
Tarheelbabies: I just heard on the news that this crazy women only got 1 yr probation for watching children...Whaaaaat? She should never be allowed to watch kids ever again and should not be allowed to have kids of her own.....something is seriously wrong with that chick... she should be sent to Dorothy Dix psych institute for evaluation.. anyone that treats children like that is several cookies short of a full jar. I'm so sorry this happend to you but hopefully the video of her will keep spreading and the public will be aware of who she is. Sorry for all you have gone through. Hang in there.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
:JAWDROP: This is just awful! I can't imagine being a mom and see this being done to my kids...terrifying.
juannabanana juannabanana 9 years
It's sad that the people parents trust to watch their treasures abuse it like that. I'm a nanny/babysitter and that video really made me sick. I'm glad that the mom had her under surveillance, I'd hate to think what would have happened if this continued. I'm glad she was fired, I hope she never gets hired out again.
ThreeUnderTHree ThreeUnderTHree 9 years
Being a mother of twins I can remember the days of trying to handle two babies at once. I don't think football holding a baby is "man handling" and I wouldn't necessarily say that picking the baby up by the front of their shirt is man handling either. It's very difficult to try to handle two babies at once. Those days are very fresh in my mind. I agree that she didn't use the best judgment when she left them in "unsafe" positions. But I don't think I would classify this woman as an abusive nanny nor do I think that she needs to be punished by the law. If anyone thinks different try holding one fussy baby while feeding another... not as easy as you'd think.
kiekoqp kiekoqp 9 years
This is so upsetting. It made me grab and hug my daughters. I am glad the police are involved. This makes me happy that I have close family around that babysit my kids. It is just terrifying.
nancita nancita 9 years
Oh my gosh, that is just heartbreaking. Also, what's up with the audio track? did the sitter just happen to be watching a program about looking for a good sitter?!?
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 9 years
That is so upsetting. Thank goodness your adorable babies are okay and that horrible woman is long gone.
Kim1234 Kim1234 9 years
Can anyone recommend an affordable hidden nannycam that allows you to watch from work and take video too?
jcguccigirl jcguccigirl 9 years
Thank you for posting that video. I'm sorry that happened to your boys, but thankfully they are okay. I have a very sweet babysitter for my 15 month old twins, but my husband recently noticed that the babies are not too crazy about her. They don't get upset or cry, but they are not happy to see her either...which is odd...b/c when close friends and family come over, they get so excited. I've thought about a nanny cam.... now I really think I need to do it. I feel so GUILTY about spying on her, but they are my precious babies. Thanks again....and I hope your boys are doing well...I'm sorry about your daughter!
sushibananas sushibananas 9 years
Tarheel - Thank you for sharing your video. As others have and will continue to express, I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. It's such a relief you were able to catch that wretched woman before anything serious happened to those precious boys! I just recently spent some time with a friend who has twins and my hat is off to you - it's tough work to care for two and to manage a career and a household. I wish you all the best with your family and with the prosecution of that awful nanny. May she never go near another child for as long as she lives!
jahlove02 jahlove02 9 years
I had to watch it a couple of times to realize that in the beginning of the video, she's carrying one of the babies under one arm!!! So sickening.
kapikani kapikani 9 years
I cannot believe she put those babies' lives in danger. How do people like her sleep at night knowing how they've mistreated a person, let alone a helpless baby? This is the reason why I'm a stay at home mom and would rather care for my child than hire anyone. I don't care how many references that person has, I'm not willing to risk my child's life. And my husband thinks I'm paranoid; how can I not be when I see videos like this? I hope she gets sent to jail!
oiseaux oiseaux 9 years
That is so heinous, tarheelbabies. I hope she gets prosecuted to the full extent of the law b/c of your video coverage. Who knows what she's done to the other children she was entrusted to watch before. I'm just relieved that your preemie babies were not harmed further.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
I am so sorry to you, Tarheelbabies, for having to see your children treated in that way. I'm a prosecutor, I focus on child crimes, and it is amazing what some people are capable of. I don't think people always have a suspicion as to what is going on, or the extent of what is going on outside of their presence, and would really recommend parents have something record their children's caretaker, just to get an idea of what goes on when no one is looking, and if there is something going that is harmful to the children there is evidence. Without something like this, if there is harm to your child law enforcement has great difficulty tying down which caretaker was the root of the harm - parent or nanny. It is beyond most parents' imagination what I've seen caught on tape, and I really wish people were caught with this type of tape more often, depicting endangerment circumstances rather than actual harm circumstances where we can't know who did what to the child.
Rachelleybelley Rachelleybelley 9 years
holy shit............. what a horrible person
dannysf dannysf 9 years
Terrifying! I thought the second baby was a doll!
SweetDream SweetDream 9 years
OMG!!!Tarheelbabies, honestly you are a saint for not killing that woman. I cannot even phathom an adult behaving like that. I hope she gets what she deserves. How does she even live with herself. I am so sorry for your loss and this ordeal and wish all the best to you and your babies.
Toveracre Toveracre 9 years
i couldn't watch it all, i hope she is jailed
vinnie vinnie 9 years
Are you F-ing kidding me??? I had to force nmyself to watch the whole thing. I can't imagine what it must have been like to see that happening to your own child.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
As a new mother, that is just horrific. I can't even imagine. Tarheel, I'm so sorry for your experience (and your loss) and am so glad everything is ok. Thank goodness for the video.
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