Do you have a babysitter? Don’t miss the warning signs

Finding a babysitter can be a challenge for many parents. and same was in our case. First of all, we did a good research. We were asking our friends and family about someone who could take care of our son. We were really happy when our friend suggests her cousin. She had a really good opinion and people who knew her said only good things so we were more than happy.

In the beginning, we believed we’ve found perfect babysitter

Our son loves to be with his babysitter it looked like he enjoyed her company. I was really grateful that we have her. Obviously, I wanted to stay with my son more than anything but I had to come back to work. Unfortunately, I’m not a millionaire. We were thinking what to do to make the best decision for our family. I’m working on shift 2-2-3 and my husband could find a job with the same pattern but on opposite shift. But we didn’t want to see each other only in the evening. So he took a normal shift from Monday to Friday. And it wasn’t so bad. We had a good babysitter which didn’t cost thousands and we could spend together two weekends in every month.

We thought it works

But it didn’t. Our son started to behave in a very strange way. He was very frightened when someone said something louder or dropped something on the floor. Our little boy was crying when he saw a babysitter’s home. I had a feeling that something is wrong there. I asked my friends if they know something. And one of them told me that she has a rough time because she is pregnant and she is very stressed. I thought maybe she is scared or something and my son can feel it.

Unfortunately, it was worst and worst

My son started to hiding when my husband wanted to take him for a walk because he thought he is going to stay with a babysitter. It was too much for me. I had to find out what’s going on. The fact was that she acted like a crazy b*tch. She was shouting and yelling at everyone. I guess also on my son that’s why he was so scared. I believe it was because she lost her pregnancy. But she could tell me that she is not able to take care of my son. I’m a woman and a mother and I understand perfectly that she had a really bad time. The only thing I don’t understand is why she didn’t say anything. I don’t want to even imagine what my son had to go through. To be honest I can’t be sure for 100% that she didn’t hit him or shake him etc. I’m trying to not think about it because I have remorse.

Be awake

Even if your baby can’t talk he can show you that something is going wrong. React to everything that’s alarming you. You need to be suspicious even If you will spot a little change in your baby’s behaviour.

Now I regret that I left my son with someone else than me or my husband. I thought it will be better for us but we should put our baby in the first place. If he will be happy then our whole family will be.

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  • Reply Marysa

    I have never left my kids with a babysitter, and have only left them with family members a couple of times. While I think I might lose my mind some days, it does give me a lot of peace of mind knowing that they are safe with me. Sorry to hear you had an awful experience!

    12 December 2017 at 22:25
  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt

    My son has only ever been left with two people-my Mom, and My best friend, his Godmother. I don’t believe in living a life of paranoia and fear, but this is something I dont take risks with. No one but those trusted two watch my son. Not everyone is this lucky, and youre right-warning signs are so important.

    12 December 2017 at 22:50
  • Reply Ashley

    So sorry to hear you had such a terrible experience. It is definitely important to look for the signs and be as careful as possible when leaving our kids with others.

    13 December 2017 at 06:23
  • Reply Amanda

    Oh my goodness! That is so scary. To think that you employee a caregiver to take care of your child and they end up harming or scaring them is unthinkable. I hope everything is OK now!

    13 December 2017 at 16:53
  • Reply Ebony

    Wow I’m glad that you all caught that. I’m am very cautious about leaving my children with people because as a kid I experienced bad babysitters.

    14 December 2017 at 16:42
  • Reply Ashley Feste

    Oh my goodness, what a crazy experience. I hope all goes well next time!!!

    15 December 2017 at 21:10
  • Reply Kristoffer

    Scary stuff, the things you mentioned are what made my wife and i bite the bullet and put our daughter into full time daycare. Too worried to have someone that wasn’t family watch her.

    15 December 2017 at 21:18
  • Reply Cori - Sweet Coralice

    Yikes, what a nightmare! Kids behavior is always a good indicator of whether or not you have a good babysitter. Of course, every child wants to be with their parents/mommy but if the child is upset about being with their babysitter more often than not, it’s something that needs to be looked into.

    16 December 2017 at 19:53
  • Reply Ariel

    These are very good signs to look out for. I’m sure it is hard to find good help in this world and you never truly know what it going on. I always loved being a baby sitter when I was younger but now days with phones, I never know who to trust. As I feel most younger people pay more attention to their phone than what is in front of them.

    17 December 2017 at 14:52
  • Reply sarah camille

    I’ll have to remember this when I have kids! I can only imagine how stressful it is to find a babysitter and then trying trust the person you are leaving them with. I think going off a reccomendation of a friends could be a good way to go.

    18 December 2017 at 03:49
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