Received Friday, August 14, 2009
I frequently see a young nanny at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills with a baby girl that looks to be about 8 months old, give or take a few months. The nanny pushes her in the swing for about 30-45min and completely ignores her the whole time - she wears sunglasses so no eye contact, and she always has earphones in and is looking at her phone or mp3 player the entire time listening to music or whatever. Literally doesn't say a word to the baby or even look at her, smile at her, nothing.
It breaks my heart to see this. The baby is just staring off into space. I always try to get a swing right next to her so I can smile and try to engage the baby, and the baby is thrilled when I do this. I feel like if this is how she is with the baby in public, how badly does she ignore her in private?
The other nannies I see at the park are usually wonderful, and with so many great nannies out of work right now I want to try to find the parents and tell them to get a new nanny! If I saw my baby with a caregiver like that I would be devastated.
The baby has a black Bugaboo with light tan or ivory canopy, the baby has very straight short dark hair (not much hair) and was wearing gold metallic mary-jane ballet type shoes. The nanny looks very young, dark curly hair slicked back in a ponytail, long nails, red phone or mp3 player. Average build/height - probably a size 10? She could be hispanic or middle eastern, it's hard to tell as she always wears big sunglasses (Armani symbol on the side I think). They are often at Roxbury Park between 9-10am.