3 Quick Nanny Tips

If I'm not blogging, you can find me at my day job as a nanny. I take care of a 5 (and three quarters, very important, you know) year old and her baby sister. I recently celebrated my 5th anniversary of working for them! And over the years of being a nanny, I have figured out a few tricks. Here are 3 of them:

1: 1-2-3-Recipes

Kids LOVE to help you. But they are super impatient and have short attention spans. Knock out all 3 of these by using 1-2-3 recipes--these are recipes that have 3 ingredients or fewer. Think banana+egg=pancakes, frozen banana+blender=ice cream, and cake/cupcake/etc in a mug. Kids will learn skills such as teamwork, leadership, patience, and following directions, just to name a few. And if they get messy, that's part of the fun.

2: Shout® Wipe & Go For The New Generation of Stains

Kids are messy, messy, messy (and adorable) humans beings. One of my jobs is to help with the girls' laundry. Kid clothes can be pricey, given how fast they grow, so you want them to look nice and last--a must if the clothes will be passed down to siblings.

Growing up, we had clothing stains like grass, ketchup, or clay. But today, it is totally different. Kids of this generation have those too, but they also have new types of stains like organic baby food (purple carrots with ancient grains anyone?), pressed juices, and kale everything. Luckily, I am a big believer in Shout® to help me out. Shout® is a trusted stain remover and is the only brand I rely on to pre-treat stains and treat stains on the go. The stains disappear and I feel confident I can handle any new stain that comes my way. When I'm out and about with the kids, I keep a stash of Shout® Wipe & Go wipes in my nanny bag.

3: Scrubs
Kids, especially babies, have accidents. The Shout® Wipes are excellent for that. And they somehow always seem to have accidents ON YOU. This is where a pair of scrubs (like you'd see at a doctor's office) come in. Get a cheap pair and keep them in your car for such occasions.  I swear by this tip. Put on your scrubs, pre-treat your clothes with Shout® and throw them in the wash. You do not want to wear wet or soiled clothes for the rest of your work day. Trust me on this one. Shout® gives kids the freedom to have fun and get messy, and it gives parents peace of mind knowing that stains will be gone with a few sprays. 

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  1. Love those on the go wipes - I need that for myself haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What great ideas! I always keep a shout wipe in my purse for 'just in case' situations!

  3. I try to always have these with me because there will inevitably always be a spill, and they are so great!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. I live by my Shout Wipes! I almost always spill something or end up with a random stain on my outfit so those wipes are perfect!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. I respect the work you do. I lack the patience to deal with children; they demand so much attention. I'm exhausted after just one hour with them.

  6. I need the scrubs!! So many messes all the time! And sticky hand prints everywhere :)

  7. Thanks for sharing. I could definitely use these with my kids. :)


  8. I have such little patience for messy kids I don't see how you do it! Haha you go girl.

    Breakfast at Gracey's

  9. I am a huge fan of those Shout & Go wipes... I am a mess - always :)

  10. These products look like they would be great for kids! I can't live without Color Catchers -- I will make a special trip to the store if I am out! I was just with my baby cousins, 6 months and 1 year, over the weekend and I can't even count the number of messes that were made!! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  11. I love the Shout Wipe & Go's! I keep 'em on hand at all times. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. I used to use shout all the time. I'm an oxiclean kind of girl now.


  13. These are great tips, and I definitely need to get those wipe and go packs--those would come in very handy! I love your 1-2-3 recipe ideas too!

  14. Those on the go wipes are a huge lifesaver! Great tips girl :)

  15. I had no idea that's what you did during the day. Great tips Elle! I definitely love the easy recipes, my nephews love to cook and get their hands in everything. :) x/Madison

  16. I keep some shout wipes to go with me at all times because I am an adult child! ;)

  17. I need to get some of those wipes! I'm always spilling stuff on myself!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  18. i need those wipe things. i literally just spilled tomato soup all over my (white) blouse. rage.

  19. OMG, I didn't know you were a nanny. Nannies are so important to our kids' upbringing and education. These are excellent tips, too.

  20. Working with children would be so challenging at the same time so rewarding.
    Wonderful tips as always;)

  21. True, kids love recipes and yes, they are messy :) I used to be a school teacher for many years and yes, these tips are perfect! I am sure that the product helps a lot! Accidents do happen and sometimes on us or in the middle of the class! So nice that you are there for these two lovely ones! I bet you love them and that they love you back!

  22. So agree about the kiddos being so messy. I swear....they're like magnets, eh? :D

  23. Great idea about keeping the pair of scrubs in your car!!!

  24. Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  25. Love all these ideas. Shout is amazing for stains. I love the 1-2-3 idea! And I love making pancakes with banana and eggs, I always add oats in mine, if you even need a '3' for that recipe haha!

  26. I love the shout to go wipes!! They are constantly saving me...especially in the office.

  27. I love this nanny-centered post! :) When Mallory was a baby I always had a change of clothes with me because I was always covered in spit up or... well... you know. Other things that come out of babies. Ha! Now that both kids are older, I don't worry about a change of clothes anymore, but I think scrubs would've been a great idea! And I am a fan of Shout too when it comes to serious stains!


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