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How do you feel about hiring a male nanny?

  1. Libra Rajani profile image77
    Libra Rajaniposted 6 years ago

    How do you feel about hiring a male nanny?

    In today's world, both parents usually have to work. If you had to hire a nanny to care for your children and the best person for the job was a male, would you have an issue with that?
    Would the gender of your child/children factor into the decision. Is there a double standard?

  2. ramkimeena profile image60
    ramkimeenaposted 6 years ago

    I will hire only a female nanny because they are the best suited for the job. There are some inefficient female nannies and even selfish ones. But by and large, females are most suited. Sex matters in this selection. Female babies cannot be trusted into the hands of male nannies, however good they may be.

  3. catchpennyfashion profile image58
    catchpennyfashionposted 6 years ago

    What is wrong with hiring a male nanny? I think it's actually sexist to say that a woman is a better career for a child. It goes to show that people today still live life according to gender roles, where women are depicted as the ones that have to care for their children, cook and clean.
    I don't really think gender matters. A woman can be a really bad career- there are a lot of stories of women nannies abusing the children they take care of. I know the idea of having someone else look after your child can be scary, but the real concern anyone should have is if this person is a quality person. Do a background check and examine the person's habits - have they committed a crime, do they do any drugs, do they smoke. Check out that they don't have any skeletons in their closet and no bad habits that could affect your child or set a bad example.

  4. prettylittlewhims profile image60
    prettylittlewhimsposted 6 years ago

    I suppose, you may hire a male nanny depending on your baby's gender. If it's a male, I guess it's okay...but I think it's preferable to hire a female one.

    It's gender discrimination but take note, females have mother/nurturing instincts. There are males like that but usually if the child is theirs.

  5. engelfantasydream profile image58
    engelfantasydreamposted 6 years ago

    it is not the duality of standard ..but rather i think it is more appropriate to have a girl nanny..i  am not a mother yet but, im not comfortable with a male nanny specially if you got girls as your children..i would be totally freak out as i am not focus on my work if im away from my children knowing their with a male stranger..besides women are more naturally caring and nurturing..so they are the best for the job..but it is your call..your the one who gonna hire one..so goodluck tc!!!,,safety comes first..it is not the gender factor!!! smile

  6. athena2011 profile image54
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    At first thought It kinda creeps me out to be honest. Sorry if it is a double standard.

    Women are typically more caring and nurturing so I think it would be rare to even come across a male wanting to be a nanny.

    I'd have to make the decision based on the person. You never know, maybe there are some good male nannies out there.

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    djsdivaposted 6 years ago

    If there was a male out there that was the best person for the job I sure would hire him. Whos to say that a women takes better care of children then men? We should NOT discriminate when hiring for a nanny, cook, maid or what ever it is you may be hiring for. Just make sure you do all your background and reference checks.

  8. NhorDomaot profile image55
    NhorDomaotposted 6 years ago

    I was 8 years old when we started to hire nanny and she was like 30 years old. Years had passed and we had the total of 10 nanny and they were all female. In my opinion, you rather hire a FEMALE NANNY because they are more open and friendly. They can easily adjust and get with the flow. Male nanny isn't really appropriate I would say. smile

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    madmilkerposted 6 years ago

    duh!  NhorDomaot....if not having a male nanny out of ten and type "in my opinion"

    [a female nanny is more open and friendly....]

    ain't that....

    kinda like saying....

    green persimmons will make ones lip pucker and that's the reason only female possums will not eat them....

    Remember, a boar hog has twelve teats and they are purdy much useless but that should not take away from the character, love and affection he shows toward the piglets running around in the barnyard....

    Firstly, you young people need to be asking why it takes both parents in the household to be working in the first place....

    oops!!  I forgot....

    nannies need jobs too.

    now I can understand why my great-grand children are always saying to me...


    Mommy never sticks the garden-hose down there to get the poop out....


    the miracle didn't happen when you got here.....most of the time it was from two people poking fun at one another....

    but on the other hand.....

    "The art of procreation and the organs used for it are so repulsive, that if it were not for the beauty of the faces and the adornments of the participants and the pent-up impulse, nature would lose the human species." - Leonardo da Vinci

    and you are hiring a nanny....

    go figure!!

    U'll have a Merry Christmas....nannies(male/female) need love too!

  10. gcian1985 profile image54
    gcian1985posted 6 years ago

    Yes. It would definitely be a big issue. There are so many things that need to be consider specially the issue on gender and age of my child/ children. I really don't want something will happen to my child/children when we are not home.

    In addition, male characteristics may not be suited in caring for my child/children. Male are more impatient, some what not appreciative, have difficulty in doing multi-tasking and not detailed. Its reality and its the nature of male of personality.

  11. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 6 years ago

    Wow this is a good question. I'd be a little hesitant to hire a male nanny to be honest. Unless I knew him or if I knew people who he'd worked for before. I know this is a double standard but I'm just being honest. Not to say that I completely rule out male nannies I guess it just depends on how the person is.
    I guess if I really think about it I'd be hesitant to hire any nanny at all. I don't yet have children but I can imagine that trusting a stranger with you child would be extremely difficult no matter what the gender of the nanny is.

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    Anouserposted 6 years ago

    I would never do that. I've always been hiring female houshold staff.