Received Thursday, May 24, 2007
I was at Madison Square Park with my son at 12:10 am today (Thurs 5/24). From afar, I noticed a nanny was shaking a stroller EXTREMELY violently as she sat on a bench and chatted away the gorgeous afternoon with another nanny. The infant was clearly annoying her with his crying. When I say violently shaking I mean she using so much strength the stroller was being jammed off the ground and hitting it in its place sharply - nothing resembling a soothing swaying motion. Had the baby not been strapped inside he would have been shaking and hitting the bassinet's sides. I shudder to think of the emotional, not to mention physical repercussions of such neglect and lack of attention. The stroller wont last long at this rate either.
I slowed down and stared as I approached them, and she noticed. She stopped the violent shaking and started swaying the stroller as if that's what she had been doing all along. I continued to look as I walked away, she took note of my disapproval and she finally picked up the crying obviously upset baby.
I got a good look at the stroller and nanny and a so-so look at the infant. Stroller is a black Stokke with a soft top, mauve in the shape of a horseshoe attached. There was a red and white tote hanging on the stroller, but I don't know if it was a diaper bag or the nanny's tote.
The nanny was black, and had her hair in weaves (long)that were tied in a pony tail or something of the sort. She wore glasses, and big gold hoop earrings. She was wearing a purple shirt, jeans (capris I think)and brown platform sandals/slippers.
The infant was probably a boy - Caucasian - was wearing a pale blue romper or onesie with some light patten - stripes in some areas. He also wore a white bib. He is probably between 3-6 months old, but I could be wrong. He had light colored hair.