Even though we pre-screen nannies, it’s important for you to meet and ask questions of you own! Below are some tips and sample questions for you!

 

  • How do you handle a crying baby?
  • What would you do if the baby won’t stop crying?
  • How long do you think a baby should be left to cry?
  • How long do you think a newborn should be left before being fed?
  • How long do you think a newborn should be held?
  • What about rocking to sleep?
  • What methods do you like to use to help a baby learn to sleep through the night?
  • Do you know baby massage?
  • What would you do to encourage the baby to bond to you?
  • Do you know how to put a baby on a sleeping/feeding schedule?
  • What kind of activities would you do with an infant?
  • What is important about putting a baby to sleep in their crib? What type of items do you need to avoid? How would you lay the baby in the crib(face-up, face-down, etc)?
  • How would you handle changing a baby? What if the baby rolled on the changing pad?
  • Are you comfortable bathing a baby? Have you in the past, and what products would you use on an infant.
  • How would you communicate the baby’s day with parents? Would you be okay doing a log?

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