Life is hard and busy, which is why childcare is a booming industry. Nannies are hired to help the parents have a bit more time to not worry so much about their kids.
...Sometimes. Other times you accidentally hire strange folks who do anything but make your life easier, and instead force you to worry more.
Here were some of those answers.
This was my (equivalent of) pre-k. All the kids were regressing in their movement ability and getting really fat so they set up spy equipment. Turns out one carer was doubling every baby's food portions and forcefully overfeeding them.
A Lil Bébé
This isn't a bad one. My parents caught the baby sitter carrying our 60lb golden retriever like he was a baby.
Crossing All The Lines
i've been a pretty regular weekend nanny for an amazing family for four years now. they've cycled through a couple different weekday nannies since i've been with them. there is only one monitor and it's in the little dude's room. once the mom showed me on the camera why they let one go. little dude said "mommy said i don't have to do that." and the nanny snapped back "well it doesn't matter, mommy is a b****." and then dragged the kid out of the room by his shirt. super fired.
Trying To Cut Corners
My mum came home early one day because she had become suspicious of our nanny as my sister and I never slept after a day with her. She found both my sister and I in bed in the middle of the day. Turned out my nanny had been dozing us up with child medicine to make us sleep all day so she could sit and do nothing.
Stealing From The Babes
Well a case which happened near where I live, woman used to work, husband out of country. Had a 2 year old kid. They hired a nanny to look after him during daytime. Day by day kid started looking malnourished. So she set up a spy cam.
Apparently the lady used to bring her kid and feed him all the food left for the kid she was supposed to babysit. Then she would feed the kid cheap biscuits. She was promptly handed over to police.
My story isn't that interesting but I have a camera to check in on my rabbit when I'm not there. The biggest surprises were mostly just how almost nobody followed my pet-sitting instructions. The one exception, ironically, was my brother who claimed to hate the rabbit and always wanted to get rid of it. I got an alert one day that my camera had detected movement while my bro was there taking care of him and I decided to take a peek. I opened the app connected to the camera and saw my bro walk into my room, lay on the floor, and start playing with my rabbit. It just warmed my heart.
A little late to the party but here goes....
My mom suspected our maid of stealing the silverware. And she's just nosy. Anyway, the maid was indeed stealing the silverware. I think that ended up being overshadowed by my dad sleeping with her, though.
Talk Abut Negligence
Not me but my aunts friend set up a nanny cam because she noticed that every time she changed her child's diaper the child would start crying a lot more than usual. Turns out when they watched the nanny change her diaper, she would use Clorox wipes if they were nearby instead of grabbing the baby wipes.
I Got A Rock
The couple I sat for had a nanny cam in their living room, the kind that went in bears. They got me on video giving their 2 yo the Heimlich after he tried to eat a rock.
Friends of ours don't have kids but have dogs. They were going out of town and told the dog sitter about all of the cameras including the one that is outside but sometimes picks up reflections and will actively notify them of motion.
The dog sitter seemed to get it but she forgot to convey that to her boyfriend who came out and walked around naked quite a bit!