My friend Pat Cascio who owns Morningside Nannies in Houston has been my “go to” person whenever I need to talk out a nanny related issue. She’s so smart– and often extremely funny. Last week she asked me a question that had never come up in my 25 years in business. That’s why I love this job. It’s never boring!
“My sister has a nanny who drives the baby using her own personal vehicle. I was wondering if the nanny became ill or got hurt in an accident and was unable to communicate, how would the emergency personnel know that Ben (my sister’s baby) was not the nanny’s child? Should my sister have the baby wear an identification bracelet? What do you suggest to your families regarding this matter?”
Great question and one we will now be advising both nannies and clients on. All the nanny pros that Pat surveyed on this issue were spot on. They had great suggestions and were totally informed on how to handle a possible emergency as described in the question. Pat and I, the agency owners with 7 kids between us–well, we were scratching our heads!
Pat has graciously allowed me to share her findings. So read on.
Hope no one ever needs to use this info–but better to be prepared for the “what if” scenario.