Stay-at-Home Moms Who Have Nannies
Stay-at-home moms who have nannies are often asked why they need nannies when they are at home with their children. Nannies have many benefits. Listed below are just a few of these benefits.
- Nannies are an extra set of eyes and hands, which can be especially helpful in a household with multiple children. If a household has twins, triplets, or other multiple birth children, nannies become more of a necessity than a luxury. For example, in a household with three active toddlers, each child may often wander to different areas of the home. Which child does the parent chase first? When a nanny is present, the stay-at-home mom has assistance in keeping the children safe and supervised. Nannies in households with multiple children increase the attention given to each child (because there is an additional adult to pay attention to the children), relieve parental stress, and make the parent-child relationship less harried.
- Nannies free stay-at-home moms up to do volunteerism, pursue an advanced education, have one-on-one interactions with their children (each child taking his/her turn with mom), grocery shop without chaos, have a date night with her spouse or significant other, and perform other tasks which would be challenging if the mom would be accompanied by multiple children.
- Nannies provide an additional, enriching influence in the children’s lives. For example, if both parents are English-speaking but want their children to be culturally versatile, the parents may hire a French-born nanny who can teach the children the French language and culture.
- Nannies can provide subject-area expertise. For example, if there are three children in the home, one of whom has autism, a nanny who is familiar with autism and how to handle autism-related behaviors is helpful.
For these and other reasons, many stay-at-home moms have chosen to experience the benefits offered by having a nanny in their homes. The bottom line is that nannies benefit children and the parents who attend to them.