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Nannies bring benefits to stay-at-home parents too

Just because you're a stay-at-home mom or dad doesn't mean there's a lot of value in hiring a nanny. Nannies are more than babysitters. They don't just look after your children but provide helpful services around the home from taking care of laundry to preparing your children's meals. It all depends on what tasks you need accomplished and what you negotiate with your nanny upon hiring.

For many parents, nannies provide important support throughout the home, and for a stay-at-home parent, this can be particularly useful in gaining even just a few minutes of rest throughout the day. Whether you work from home or are a full-time caretaker to your children, here are a few of the benefits that a nanny can bring to your household:

Free time – Taking care of just one child can be incredibly time consuming, forcing a stay-at-home parent to be on the move for 16 hours a day, if not more. Getting some time to yourself can be a chore, but having a nanny to take on some of the workload can provide valuable relaxation time, even if it's just for a few minutes every day.

Second pair of hands – Not all tasks throughout the home are easy to do by yourself, and having a nanny can simplify these chores by providing a second pair of hands. Particularly if those hands are needed to hold a child or change a diaper while you're doing something else.

Socialization – Being a stay-at-home parent can feel isolating as well, but having a nanny provides someone to talk to throughout the day so that you don't feel trapped by yourself in the home.

If you're looking for a nanny to provide some much-needed support in your home, whether you're a stay-at-home parent or not, contact Colonial Domestic Agency today.