Would You Ever Use a Nanny Cam?

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Some parents believe you can never be too careful. Credit: Getty Images

You may have heard the story about Anneliese Brucato, the nanny from Plainview, NY who was caught giving antihistamines to a 4-month-old girl. She has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Patch.com reports.

After placing a nanny cam in her home, the baby's mom witnessed a live video of the incident that was streaming on her laptop.

Letting someone else take care of your children can be stressful, but it is a necessity for many working parents. This isn't the first time a nanny has been caught doing something illegal because of a hidden camera.

Those opposed to nanny cams argue that if you don't trust someone enough to take care of your kids without secretly filming them, you shouldn't let that person take care of your kids at all.

On the other hand, some parents believe you can never be too careful. Even if you are confident that the person you leave your children with is trustworthy, it's not unreasonable to be concerned about what goes on when you aren't around.

Have you ever used a nanny cam to spy on the person who is taking care of your children?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.