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Hiring Multiple Nannies

Tell Mommy: Hiring Multiple Nannies

Having a nanny used to be a luxury reserved for the rich and famous, but now hired help has become somewhat of a necessity for even the middle class, with lots of parents both working full time and day care facilities not able to meet their specific needs.

While nannies' duties vary depending on the families they work for, all job descriptions include caring for a child — be that feeding, dressing, entertaining or helping educate and discipline the charge. And, the relationship often blossoms into much more. Who can forget that gut-wrenching scene in the Nanny Diaries when Scarlett Johansson's character is fired and the child chases after the car. Some families opt to bring additional nannies on when they expand their brood. Heidi Klum is known to have three nannies in her employ while Kingston Rossdale was recently seen playing in the park with two.

If money were no object, would you hire multiple nannies?


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grablife365 grablife365 8 years
I don't understand why that pisses you off so much, runningesq. To me it sounds like these ladies are talking about raising a family without the help of an outside source such a nanny.They didn't exclude having family step in though or make it sound like they weren't going to work. I will raise my own children, like to work and will more than likely work. It doesn't have to be one or the other for some people. I do happen to have a flexible work position and family who will step in for me as I do for them. Thats how we've always raised our families.
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
I agree with runningesq! You can raise your own children and still have a nanny, whether or not you are a working mother. Having a nanny is so helpful and I'm sure every mom would agree that sometimes we need help, or even some time alone to do out own thing. I work 4 days a week and I still have my nanny come on Fridays, when I am at home, for part of the day, so I can take care of errands and cook for the weekend.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
The "I'll raise my own children" comments piss me off. I understand not wanting a nanny around when you and/or your husband are HOME, but some women (1) need to work, and (2) GASP! LIKE to work !
graylen graylen 8 years
I don't get having nannies all the time, especially a nanny for each kid. You see pictures of a couple of celebrities that will be out with their child and also their parents and they STILL have the nanny taking care of the kid. One of four adults in the kid's family couldn't handle taking care of him? I just don't get it. I understand having some help with multiple kids, but after a while it seems like you just have your kid when it's convenient and the nanny does all the hard work.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
If I had the money, I'd probably get a maid instead. I'll take the joys of motherhood while the maid can clean up the messes. :D
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
if money were no problem i would hire a spanish speaking nanny to come and care for my daughter a couple of times a week for a few hours here and there. i would love for her to learn spanish and this would also free me up for some much needed alone time...(that i would spend going to the dentist!) but i would only want one, that way she could bond and build a special relationship with her
kty kty 8 years
i also want to raise my own kids,and if i need help,there's always my lil sisters ready to help with my son...
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Even if I had the money, I wouldn't even hire one. No offense to those that do, but it's just not for me. I think I would feel enormously guilty.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
Nope I want to raise my own kids, my sister is raising 4 on her own don't see why I couldn't do it.
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