Received Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Nanny dropped a baby. Yep. Nanny was taking baby of about 10-14 months out of a brown, tan and grey Perego stroller and attempting to insert baby in to carrier near the East 34th Street Ferry, ( E. 34th/FDR Drive) . The child fell to the ground landing on her rump, crying hysterically. Nanny rushed to pick up the baby, looking around to see if anyone had seen her. Nanny began soothing and shushing the child, I think in more of an attempt to quiet the cry that blasted the fall than to soothe the child. I only say this because I rushed over and asked if the baby was okay and the nanny said sharply, "yes, yes, she didn't hit anything". Then I said, "Aweeeee" about to remark on how pretty she was and the nanny said, "you are making it worse!" The little girl was dressed in a navy blue and white dress with three buttons on the chest. It was a nautical themed dress and the little girl had the cutest little face, pudgy body and soft, blonde curls. Adorable child. This could have happened to anyone, unfortunately it happened to your child. I watched nanny walk away and she seemed to be struggling with her appendages. The child was back in the stroller but the nanny still had the carrier fastened around her, she was carrying a large straw bag and wearing gold colored flats that seemed to be way too big for her because her feet kept stepping out of them. Interestingly enough, when I approached the nanny, her sunglasses were all steamed up. Steamed up. Twice during our brief encounter she took them off and wiped them clear. Maybe nanny isn't used to city strolling? I am pretty sure the baby is okay, I just thought it was an interesting study on how a nanny behaved in public. In addition to sun glasses and gold flats, nanny was wearing faded blue jeans that went to her ankles and she was about 30, a petite Filipino with a short curly hair cut and a few extra pounds.