View Poll Results: who should pay for the car seat?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #21
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #23
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I've been a nanny for over 10 years... parents have always provided the carseat. It's never been negotiated or come up as an issue.. it's just known that it's the parents responsibility. Although I do have a graco booster that I keep with me anyways, and have provided that sometimes for older kids.

I guess if the parents provided the option of switching the carseat each time, then it might be a problem because they are offering you an option. But I've never met a parent that wanted to deal with the hassles of that. With all the weird pick up and drop off arrangements that come up, dealing with switching carseats is the last issue you want!
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When I was a nanny I never provided the seats.
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When my kids will regularly be in someone else's car I make sure I buy a carseat for each persons car. My mother and sister each had extra carseats for my kids. I paid for the carseats except when my mother left the carseat out in the rain and let the outside cats sleep in it. Then I expected her to replace the carseat I bought.

When babysitting a child I was not provided a carseat. I paid out of pocket for a seat. Then I charged the parents. I am not getting paid enough to just sit at home. I expect to be provided(by the parents. This is not my child) with the means to leave home safely. I told dad during the summer we swim a lot. I expected the child to be provided a swim suit. They kept forgetting l. Again I paid out of pocket and charged the parents. The child had a blast learning how to swim that summer. Any charge the child incurs is in my opinion the parents responsibility not mine. This is not my child I should not be financially responsible for him or her.
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