Nanny Cams

Written by Christa Gatewood
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We've all seen footage from hidden cameras trained on child care providers, also called "Nanny Cams," on television. The footage is shocking and disturbing and it leads you to question the care your own children are receiving. There is, however, no need to question that care when you can find out for yourself. Nothing is a substitution for seeing with your own eyes, and when it comes to your child's safety, it is a must.

How to Protect Your Children With a Nanny Cam

Parents have remarkable instincts when it comes to protecting their children. For that reason, if you have seen some kind of evidence that a child care provider is abusing your child in any way, don't wait for a nanny cam. Get a new nanny. If you think something is not right with the situation, change it. If you catch someone harming your child, that means your child has already been harmed.

However, if you don't have any strong suspicions, but you are interested in being proactive about the situation, buying a nanny cam is a great way to start. The nanny cam does not have to be a covert camera; you could inform the child care provider that the premises are being videotaped ahead of time. This can head off any trust issues that might arise from hiding a camera and create a more open situation in your home.

Moreover, the camera feed can be connected to a computer and website and you can watch your child from work real time. This can be a great way to interact with your child from afar as well as a way to keep an eye on things. A good nanny should not have any problems being watched by a parent.

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