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Nanny Gives Kids Drugged Juice

Nanny Drugs Children to Get Some Sleep

Jennifer Wolff, a 24–year–old New Jersey nanny recently admitted to using anti-allergy sedatives to drug the juice of two boys, age three and one. The caretaker told the court she was tired and worried that she might not be able to handle the tots.

Seems a career change may have been the smarter decision. To find out what happened,


According to reports, "The nanny pleaded guilty to third-degree child endangerment Wednesday and faces up to 180 days in jail under a deal with prosecutors." The incident came to air when the children's mother tasted the juice after her babe began calling his bottle a "medicine bottle."

What would you do if you found out your nanny was doping your wee one?


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siguros siguros 8 years
She must have been doing it A LOT for the baby to learn to call it a medicine bottle. That is disgusting! I am a nanny and I cant even bring my self to the thought of doing something like that.
juannabanana juannabanana 9 years
As a nanny, I really really deplore people who willingly endanger children just so they will be easier to raise. Parenthood isn't easy, so neither is being a nanny taking care of the children. If you can't handle the job, then do something else.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
God, that's horrible! I don't think you can compare a nanny giving kids Benadryl so they don't bug her on a daily basis in their usual environment to a parent giving their child Benadryl to calm them on an occasional basis in a stress inducing environment with no possible escape route.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
What would I do???? What WOULDN'T I do, is a better question!! GRRR!! :mob:
macgirl macgirl 9 years
That's really scary. I do however think something that happens so often that the kids have a name for it is a bit different than what the flight post was talking about, also with very different intentions. I find it so scary how many people get into lines of work that involve children when they don't love and adore kids.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
That's what came to my mind, JennyJen. I remember that too, and I couldn't believe how many parents found it acceptable. I don't trust anyone with my kids except myself and my husband... this is why.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Hmmmm. I find this interesting because just a few months ago there were tons of people on here saying it is okay to give a baby Benadryl for a flight to calm them down. I agree this is a form of child abuse, and would never give my child anything that they did not medically need. However, I know there were people on here agreeing with this method of "child care" was acceptable.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
yikes, if the kids calling it a "medicine bottle" sounds like a pretty regular thing. hope they aren't damaged by that stuff. god, i'd be so upset if that was my child. sadly a lot of people that care for children do so not because they love children but because they need the money. hope she doesn't ever get to be a nanny again.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I hate to say it, but she would be getting lots of sleep because I would have knocked her ass out myself. Sounds bad, but I wouldn't be able to help it when it comes to my kid.
moss1080 moss1080 9 years
How often was she using this method if the child had a name for it?!
Oxymoron1 Oxymoron1 9 years
The nephew of my brother in law was given Valium by the nanny, so I can believe everything!
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 9 years
That is unreal. You just never know what you're going to get these days.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
so upsetting.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 9 years
I would have a very hard time waiting for the cops to arrive. I would slap that b*tch so hard then I would kick her a**! People like that just piss me off.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
GirlC, It just doesn't make sense does it...
GirlC GirlC 9 years
What is with these people (this nanny and the school teacher from yesterday) who work with children but have no patience nor the ability to handle them?
stina829 stina829 9 years
What would I do? I'd probably hurt her. I hate to say that though! Definitely press charges.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
omg. seriously, she should've left her job or something. w
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