The Devil Nanny

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And I heard it yet again. A video, where a caretaker beats a 10 months old baby at day care, flashing on all news channel. But it was not news to me. I have been listening such stories at regular intervals now. I feel sad;enraged to find that still no measures are taken to stop this. At the personal level, I feel helpless so as to how can I raise my voice and be of some help to bring a change. All thanks to Deepa Gandhi and Maneka Bharathi to give me a chance to voice out my feelings.
I have read my fellow blogger’s ideas and with due respect to them, I dare to differ. I have always felt that nobody can take care of your baby as protectively as yourself. In fact, a mom only knows what is best for her baby and about her needs at the best time.
And yes, I totally agree that a mom is a woman first and she has sacrificed her personal life to yield this new life inside her. And now gradually, she needs to get back to her daily routine. This can be complimented when you live in a joint family.  Here grandparents are the best guardians when mom is not around.
I have also seen some nuclear parents who call their parents for short time to look after their kids when mom is out for work. This way the baby gets total family love with an experience.
But giving birth to a child and leaving him into hands of total strangers,as soon as the maternity leave ends, is a big NO for me. In my opinion, parents should plan their baby only if they can forgo their travel jobs and give full time to their newbie. The growing years of your child are the golden years. This time can not be cherished by looking into photos, they need to be lived by.

Opinions expressed here are totally my personal views.


10 thoughts on “The Devil Nanny

  1. I have been extraordinarily lucky .My hubby and me could shift our duties around so that one of us always took care of the baby.
    Parents are the best .Grandparents are unfortunately not an option for everyone.
    That's the reason I started blogging.
    To see whether you could earn trough ypur blog while being a WAHM

  2. Very well said Menaka,a mom needs to sacrifice a lot for a child.but only initial years are the tough ones. Later toddlers are left to day care centres where they are handled better. Maybe.

  3. Thanks for the link up Geethica! It is true that it is not advisable for a mother to leave her child in the care of anyone else. However a career sometimes cannot be broken, some moms would have other compulsions to continue going to their jobs. I had left my career for my kids, but there were times when I had felt that I could have continued.
    Menaka Bharathi has recently published http://simpleindianmom.in/paleo-diet-myths-truths-know/

  4. Agree on all the points Geethica.. If possible parents should be around their kids whenever possible. But I know its not possible all the time. So, its important to be careful while choosing good day care for them. Thanks a lot for writing for #MondayMommyMoments 🙂


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