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In Light of National Nanny Abuse Cases, Should Parents be Concerned?

A recent case of a nanny hitting a 5-month-old has parents concerned for their own child's safety. Of course, there are good caregivers out there. Patch wondered: Do you trust your child's nanny?

It's a nightmare for parents to think about: leaving your child in the care of a trusted nanny to later discover abuse is occuring in your own home. 

That nightmare came true for a Staten Island family this week. Their nanny was arrested after being caught on hidden camera slapping and punching a five-month-old baby,the Huffington Post reports. 

Mamura Nasirova, 52, is seen on the video slapping the baby in the face and punching it in the leg after refusing to take a bottle. The mother installed the camera because she was suspicious of the nanny's recent behavior, the news website reports. 

There have been several incidents of child abuse by nannies in the news recently. A New York City nanny is accused of stabbed two young children she was caring to death before turning the knife on herself, CBS New York reports. She has pled not guilty to murder. 

Nanny Jeannine Campbell of Jacksonville, Fla. was sentenced to eight years in prison for violently abusing an 11-month-old baby after the incident was caught on hidden camera, First Coast News reports. 

Do you trust your children to be in the care of nannies? Would you ever install a hidden camera in your home to monitor them? Tell us in the comments section. 

Donna M. February 10, 2013 at 07:24 AM
OMG...that's horrible!! Who knows what else she did to the kids. How can you slap an infant? Itmade me want to cry.

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