Пн. Фев 26th, 2024

After checking her nanny cam, a mom is horrified and shaken at finding disturbing footage of her babysitter breastfeeding her youngest son.

Startling footage was discovered on a home cam, prompting a mom-of-two to take to Reddit and reveal how an unfortunate incident involving her babysitter played out.

The mom, who was deployed in the military with her husband, said she needed assistance to tend to her newborn, so they hired a nanny. For the first few weeks of her son’s birth until the next six months, the mom had a less-than-great experience with a babysitter, facing issues with scheduling and payment.

The babysitter quit, leaving the couple in a hurry to find a substitute. That’s when their neighbor’s 20-year-old daughter volunteered to help them. Over time, the woman’s kids loved their new nanny, whose kindness blinded the mother from the red flags.

A woman playing with a newborn | Source: Pexels

A woman playing with a newborn | Source: Pexels

The babysitter often volunteered to help the woman even when not asked. Having trusted her nanny completely, the woman once opened up to her about her difficulty lactating and how she often relied on donor milk for her baby. Moved by the mom’s confession, the nanny sympathized with her, pressing her for more details. The mom got carried away and revealed more information without thinking twice.

Several parents suggested what the woman needed to do next after her horrific experience with the nanny came to light.

A nanny camera | Source: Pixabay

A nanny camera | Source: Pixabay

The woman had set up nanny cameras in the living room and their bedroom to monitor her children. She fully trusted her nanny and never checked the cameras, but at one time, she was having a bad day and decided to check on her kids. She recalled:

«I never feel compelled to check for the simple fact that I trust my nanny. However, I was having a rough day yesterday and wanted to see what the little ones were up to so I decided to pop in. My nanny was sitting on my bed, rocking my son, and attempting to breastfeed him.»

The woman was disgusted by what she saw. «I almost felt sick, it just seemed so inappropriate,» she expressed. She confronted the nanny, who was highly apologetic, saying she “just wanted to help” her because of her lactation issues. But deep inside, the woman was still unmoved. She decided to dig through older footage and discovered more unsettling details.

A woman carrying a baby | Source: Pexels

A woman carrying a baby | Source: Pexels

After rummaging through recordings from the past few weeks, the woman noticed a strange trend in the nanny’s daily routine. She said, «She unplugs the camera in my bedroom when she goes to put him down for naps and plugs it back in when she leaves.»

The mom was unsettled and asked the nanny the following day for a reasonable explanation. Eventually, more appalling details came to light.

Plugged in cables | Source: Pexels

Plugged in cables | Source: Pexels

The babysitter told the woman that she was “uncomfortable” with the camera pointing at her while she attempted to put the baby to sleep, a reason the woman found baseless as the camera didn’t detect motion nor follow a target.

Still unmoved, the mom asked the nanny why she didn’t manually angle the camera towards the crib. The nanny replied that she didn’t know, which the woman felt was just another lie as she had previously noticed that someone had angled the camera towards the baby, and the idea of her 5-year-old doing it was impossible.

Checking more recordings to see if she was missing something else, she discovered that the nanny left her daughter in an enclosed pantry and her toddler unattended in the backyard. To her dismay, it didn’t end there.

A baby sitting on the ground with toys  | Source: Pexels

A baby sitting on the ground with toys | Source: Pexels

People online suggested she check if there was theft too, with one Redditor, InvisibleShadow2U writing:

“Because no one has mentioned it: check your valuables, especially any that you keep in your bedroom. If she’s turning off the camera, she may well be digging through your stuff.”

Responding to this, the woman gave an update and said she checked her room for anything missing and discovered that a couple of her toddler’s outfits and her daughter’s small blanket had vanished.

Baby clothes | Source: Pixabay

Baby clothes | Source: Pixabay

Even the box of old baby clothes she’d set aside for charity had gone missing. The nanny’s father later returned the things, except for the blanket because she claimed she couldn’t find it.

A woman with a baby | Source: Pexels

A woman with a baby | Source: Pexels

“I’ve worked as a nanny. This is beyond inappropriate. You need boundaries in place, like, yesterday,” user gatitamonster commented, adding, “Part of making that my profession is recognizing and respecting the fact that I’m not the child’s parent.”

Several parents suggested what the woman needed to do next after her horrific experience with the nanny came to light.

A woman with two children at the beach | Source: Unsplash

A woman with two children at the beach | Source: Unsplash

The ordeal placed immense stress on the mother, who was horrified that she unknowingly encouraged a situation that put her children’s health and safety at risk. This compelled her to make a tough call.

“We’ve decided to let her go… I’m going to be taking a few weeks of leave to take my kids in for check-ups, get them a proper caregiver, and overall spend time with them,” she concluded.