This is a discussion on Help pls!!! it is safe for my maid to look after my 6 months old baby? within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; hi, i am currently working so i leave my baby with the maid.. but im very much paranoid.. cause, they ...
hi, i am currently working so i leave my baby with the maid.. but im very much paranoid.. cause, they always say maid are not safe.. Anyone can advise me on what to do??
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it depends on how much you trust your maid.
whether she is dependable or not.
if you feel unsafe, can get your parents or inlaws to go over to supervise. or install a CCTV.
I think you stay awhile w your maid..
IMO dont overload your maids chores..ESP when she need to take care baby..
Like eg when you come home some clothes n wash or what..dont scold her or what..treat her like human..look after baby sometime leave you w no time no do other stuffs..plus she is human need rest too not machine..
Hope she ll feel your nice to her n she ll treat your kid well too..
If you a**hole her..1000cctv also no use..you can't install CCTV in e toilet
It'll depends on how much you are able to trust her. If you are suspicious of her even a little bit, its better not to, advisable to leave your baby to your in-laws or parents.
I agree with hakisumi, if you are leaving your child to your maid, dont't expect her to be able to perform her usual workload everyday of household chores, because she'll need to take some time out of her schedule everyday to look after your child as well. Treat her nice, and hopefully she'll treat your child well as well. She's also human, she'll need rest as well. If you are planning to leave your kid with her, then try to plan out a schedule with her or something.
basically, I wouldn't trust maid with an infant below 1 year old with a maid as infants are non-verbal and very vulnerable. Colicky babies are especially difficult for parents & maids alike.
My current helper is mature and quite good with kids. My baby developed a fever when she was 7 month old, but my helper didn't even detect fever. I felt my baby was warm and slightly more lethargic when I picked her up from my mum's place. She also didn't report nappy rash. Somehow, it turned into a fungal infection. (my mother who is just as negligent is another story. )
Pls be reasonable & set clear schedule as your maid has to take care of your baby & cook her own meals. Ensure your maid has adequate rest by keeping handphone (if you allow that) at night. My previous helper talked & texted msg thro the night. I gave her many "privileges" compared to her previous employer.
I agree you definitely have to be good to your helper but dont't be lax or leave mistakes uncorrected. Baby hygiene and safety is very impt. All maids take "short-cuts" eventually as they come from countries with lower hygiene and safety std.
Some of them can't multi-task or remember things very well so you shld cut some slack about hygiene/cleanliness for adults.
I just realised that my helper prepares raw meat and veg with same board & knife :0 lucky, our stomachs are strong.
a baby with an upset stomach may have trouble sleeping, drinking milk or passing motion, and may even be hospitalised.
If you really can't get anyone to supervise maid & baby, I think it's best that you install CCTV in living room/baby room & dining room/area near kitchen in clear view & instruct maid to take care of baby there.
If you r good to your helper & she reciprocates that goodwill, your baby will be in good hands.