My 13 month old twins cry (hard) the 2 days/week that I leave them with the sitter so I can work. It's been the same sitter for months and she comes to our house to stay with the kids. One day per week, my mom watches them and the babies do NOT cry or even fuss when my mom is there to watch them. I know they stop crying soon after I leave (my 5 year old reports in) but as soon as they see me get home, they insist on me holding them for at least 30 minutes and sometimes an hour. They do not act this way after my mom has been watching them.
They obviously can't verbalize anything yet. My 5 year old says they do ok during the day. But their behavior from the minute the sitter walks in the door really makes me wonder. They act so different when my mom comes in versus the sitter. They do not normally see my mom more than once per week so there isn't just a familiarity thing since they actually see the sitter more than my mom.
Answer by UpSheRises at 10:34 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 10:37 AM on Sep. 1, 2010
If you suspect anything may be happening, get a nanny cam. I would anyway for my own self assurance that my children were taking care of properly. They have them in a picture frame and many not so noticeable items. Good luck hon, I know it's hard to leave your babies even for 2 days.
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