you can try M1, cheap and good.
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Wanted to get a maid badly coz the current nanny 'accidentally' burnt my baby girl's face! After searching, I finally got a transfer maid from Indonesia whom spoke English & Malay. Her ex-employer is unable to afford her salary…Anyone has experience with transfer maid, please share…
Secondly, since everyone will be out working, I thought of installing a CCTV to monitor her. I have asked the agent & she said its okay to do so…Do anyone has recommendation on CCTV?
I hope she would ill-treated her as I think considering the work she has to do, its really easy. Baby's priority will come 1st, followed by household. She doesn’t have to cook for us…Washing of toilets/ heavy household can be done on weekends when my mum will be taking care of baby…
you can try M1, cheap and good.
haix now in a dilemma...
wondering should i let the maid to take care/ bring her back to msia for my aunt to take care...
OMG ,, how come can burn her face ,,
i agree with Mskoh1973, infant care is safer. if you wanna hire a maid, you should at least at with her for a few weeks to guide her. but you're wking now right? so i doubt you r able to do that unless your mum can help you to guide her for the 1st few weeks, or even mths..
i think infant care is better cos the 'teacher' there are more pro in babies i think. most imptly, they wont abuse them haha... but one bad thing is, the chances of your baby getting ill is higher..
How did the nanny burn your child's face?! Terrifing.
Infant care is more reliable though you can't say for sure about the things they do there...
If you have a maid is it possible if your mum stay in the house to watch her?
If not i think maid is not trustable either.
I truly understand your case. Both me and hubby are working. I'm lucky my mom stayed with us for 1st 6 months to help maid take care of my son. But now she went back to home country and I am faced to leave my son with maid.
First thing is, it is ok to install CCTV, some agencies even say it is recommended. I installed in our home because I really cannot concentrate on work knowing my son alone with non-family member (believe me, no maid however good will be good enough for you to feel you can trust at first).
I felt it was decent to tell my maid though so we installed it at home where and when she can see, we also showed her where the camera's are angled so she knows where she has privacy. We only focus on areas where my son will be at all times and not on areas he will never be brought like kitchen and bathrooms.
Buying proper CCTV is not easy especially when you have no idea how to look for right one. Me and hubby spent 3 weekends searching and learning. Ended up buying korean rather taiwan or china made (bought in Sim Lim tower only 1 store there sold very nice people and price very good). This is because korean one has nicer software interface vs taiwan or china one. Software looks like actual programme you can easily understand.
Our DVR not only records but telecasts over the internet so i can view my son at any time during the day in the office. can also use some PDA phones to view. Also, my mom can see abroad through a website.
PM me if you want more details. I am glad to help as i understand fully. Infant care is good alternative for some but to each his own i believe.
the burnt mark was like a 50cent coin...knew what she told me? she forgot 2 test the water & that day was very hot, she bath her (wash hair 1st) with tap water + hot water from water heater & accidentally kana my girl...1st qns: if she was burnt during bathing, shdnt the head be burnt also? nope, only the face kana...2nd qns: water splash, so if face burnt, it should be a whole patches, y isit only a circle mark? 3rd qns: nanny's hand should b the 1st 2 get in contact with the water, dint she feel the hottness? went 2 see a GP was told things wasnt so simple...went back 2 ask nanny, she insisted that girl was burnt/ rather scald by hot water.
ever since i never give her take care of girl, she treated me differently. i mean, we neighbours mah, just stay side by side...i never give you take care but as a manner, should greet each other mah...anyway, i also never scolded her or what...i still treated her as frenx before that...knowing she has financial difficulties, i gave her baby 4 avent milk bottles etc...nvm , since pple want to like this, what can i do?
infant care, its not i dunwan, i cant really afford...i went 2 check my area, lowest is $500. i can only afford $300 (i am the only 1 supporting girl, that's y)...so my sis helped...we each pay $300 to get a maid...
my mama dont dare 2 take care baby , somemore she is those sleep in the day time one...so dunwana give her stress...no choice gota leave girl with maid...we called every 1/2 hr home & my sis's neighbour also go over occassionally 2 take a look...
anyway, bringing her back 2 msia for a month coz this 'goong' mummy dont know hw 2 cook porridge etc...
My maid is exactly the same like yes trnf n yes she's good in the start thn slowly all attitude cones out what is good about get is that she dote on my kids bt still there's slot of bad things about her! mother in law is curreny st hme wen I'm wk bcas I just reliever not long m she's worry maid will be bad
Hi, I have tried one that I think is not bad and quite affordable. www.microfun.sg. been using it for sometimes to monitor my maid.
employ maid also have challenges. I think maybe should put in CCTV for the safety of our baby. I am kind of dilemma, whether to engage maid or get a baby sitter.
Just to introduce an affordable and high quality wireless IP camera for maid surveillance, features include
1) Pan:300°& Tilt:120° control - Wide coverage to view the entire room, can remote control from 3G phone
2) Auto IR-LED for night vision - No need to on lights at night, can also view very clearly
3) Allow 3G/iPhone viewing & recording on PC
4) Motion detection alert via email
5) Multi-level users management - Both daddy and mummy can login at same time to view
6) No monthly/ yearly subscription fee and no need to on computer 24/7 to view.
Now at only $155 (one set) or $300 (2 sets). Simply enter "SGMUM" in order form of www.foscamsingapore.sg
Definitely much more value for money than CCTVs which need ugly cablings and cost more than $1000 for multi-sets.
I just read an article on Installing CCTV for Home.
It is scary sometime just to think what is happening in the house when you are not at home with your maid.
I installed CCTV cam at my home... just avoid privacy areas like toilet and room where your maid sleeps. MOM prohibit employer from installing CCTV in room. Apart from monitoring my maid, I can also see what my kids are doing!