Sunday

Riverside Park Playground in NYC

Received Sunday, July 26, 2009
nanny sighting logo It was this Thursday around 12:30pm, at Riverside Park playground and 77 Street.

African-American tall lady with short dark straighten hair was just sitting at the bench all the time, small baby started screaming in the stroller and she just face baby out and it was screaming for ages, she did not comfort him/her or said a word, just was ignoring baby for 20 min, other caregiver was giving her looks, then after awhile she took off and took other boy with her (she supposed to take care of other boy, who was all that time on his own on the scooter) about 3 year old. when I was going home I snapped a pic passing by on riverside and 75th, she just moved there and again was sitting still ignoring both kids completely. Horrible treatment. Mother should fire her asap!!!
I SAW YOUR NANNY

17 comments:

Lola said...

Does OP know this nanny personally? Just seems like someone out to get someone else....I dunno. Maybe I'm wrong.

oh well said...

For all we know, anything posted here could be fake, but I find the position of the stroller highly suspicious.
I hope the parents see this and investigate!

Marypoppin'pills said...

I say a picture is worth a thousand words. The baby's hand is out-stretched and turned, leading me to believe his body probably is, too... wanting out of that stroller... but the Nanny has it turned away from her. I have seen this all too often, by Parents and Nannies, and I am sorry... but I find it cruel to ignore a child by turning it away from you, especially when it is screaming.

MinuteMuggle said...

great post, OP! This nanny is obviously three sheets to the wind!

Hope the parents see this crappy nanny!

The original gimmeabreak said...

This does look and sound bad. The nanny seems totally disinterested in the children.

Just one comment on turning a stroller away from you though. Sometimes people do it so the child can have a nice view of the park and what is going on around them.

JacksMom said...

I know we already covered this, but it is NEVER ok to just let a baby cry, much less scream. And for 20 minutes???

oh well said...

gimmeabreak, you are right, I believe that is the reason strollers for older babies face outwards, but
this does not explain why the nanny is sitting so far behind the stroller.

Marypoppin'pills said...

The original gimmeabreak
I agree with you, to a certain extent... when a child is crying, reaching, twisting, to get out... and they are turned around and ignored? It is 100% wrong.

the original gimmeabreak said...

Oh, I agree that in this case, the kid was turne3d around cause it was crying.

I just wanted to point out that facing the kid away from you in a stroller isn't always a bad thing

mom said...

Facing tha baby away from you so it can see its surroundings while you are on a walk is one thing. That is good for an older baby, although I think small infants are best facing the mommy.

However, sitting at the park with the baby facing away and trapped in the stroller is quite another. There doesn't seem to be anything interesting for this baby to be watching...and even if there was, when you're at the park it's time to PLAY with the baby, perhaps, heaven forbid, taking it out of the stroller and letting it stretch its legs and PLAY. Clearly this baby is trying to get the nanny's attention. She should either be facing the child and interacting with it or letting him out to PLAY.
I love my children and want the best for them. I don't recall ever taking any of them to the park and refusing to let them out of the stroller. Seriously, what's with THAT?

Manhattan Nanny said...

She isn't even in the playground. She is on the sidewalk next to the street. Her body language and the position of the stroller in relation to her say it all. Not to mention the OP said another caregiver was "giving her looks".
Bad nanny, good sighting!

notmynanny said...

A picture really is worth a thousand words! She looks entirely disinterested. Her body language suggests she is purposely ignoring her surroundings (the way she casually leans back with her leg crossed - as though she can't be bothered and refuses to make eye contact with either of her charges - as though she's being put out simply by being near them.) The little hand sticking out of the stroller is quite heart breaking . . .

Kristen said...

I think the picture says it all. You can't fake that. This is sad that the nanny just doesn't care and just turns the stroller around. Who sits on the bench with the stroller the other way? Even when the baby is smiling you would think she would have it towards her.

NannyJ said...

I think this is a very good sighting, can't ask for much more!

On the facing away in the stroller topic: I just took the 7 mo old I watch on a walk with him facing forward for the first time (before he has always been in his car seat looking up at me. He seemed fine with it for the first 10 minutes or so, then he started getting really fussy and trying to find me, and would only stop whimpering if I walked by him and kind of pulled the stroller along beside me. I think that a baby needs to be able to entertain themselves, and that they should enjoy their surroundings as well... I have never sat on a bench at the park with children in a stroller (I would prefer to hold the baby on my lap facing out)but if I was to do it...I think I would at least put the baby stroller beside the bench so that the baby is sitting beside me. I think it is very wrong to ignore a crying baby!!

Momkat said...

I know there are many excellent nannies out there. But, unfortunately, to some it's just a job. And taking the easy way out, is sometimes enticing. Good post OP...I hope the parents see it.

fox in socks said...

What's perhaps more important is that nanny would probably treat her own kids the same way and doesn't even understand that what she is doing is wrong and is very very substandard care. People hire those who are supposedly nannies but these supposed nannies don't necessarily have good standards for childcare! They are not childcare professionals but are instead generally unable to get a higher paying job so they take work as a nanny.

These kinds of sightings really get to me because this type of treatment of children is all too common by pseudo-nannies.

Wake up parents!

Aargh!

Elizabeth said...

I can see how ignoring the baby is wrong, because it is. and she clearly has the baby facing away from her...but who cares if the three year old is on the scooter? It looks as if she's facing him and watching him scoot around. Are three year olds not allowed to scooter?