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Parents And Nannies Describe The Worst And Weirdest Things They Have Seen On Their Nanny Cams

Updated September 21, 2018 43.9k votes 8.8k voters 302.6k views19 items

List RulesVote up the most jarring things seen on a nanny cam.

Parenting comes with a plethora of unexpected obstacles and surprises; some of the biggest surprises arrive in the form of bizarre nanny cam moments. The worst things seen on nanny cams can send a parent scrambling for their child's crib, while weird nanny cam moments might have them reconsidering the new babysitter. When parents buy a nanny cam for their child, they typically expect to see lots of crying and thumb sucking. Imagine their shock, then, after their nanny cams reveal kids acting creepy, or worse, the babysitter or guardian acting creepy. But not all of the strangest or worst nanny cam moments deal with only parents. Babysitters often witness strange things themselves on nanny cams, and sometimes people are using nanny cams to watch over their home or pets, not necessarily children.

These nanny cam stories and incidents detail times where this voyeurism led to both hilarious and horrifying incidents. The best of Blumhouse, Warner Bros, or Netflix can't match the dynamic drama of the simple and unassuming nanny cam. Vote up the most shockingly unexpected captures these nanny cams made.

  • 1

    Fire The Sitter

    From AsteroidMiner:

    "The babysitter would sniff the kids' underwear after changing them."

    Is this jarring?
  • 2

    Arrest These Workers

    From NDRoughNeck:

    "My brother had a camera that was left in the basement for safety reasons. He had some workers over to fix a tile shower since it didn't drain properly. I guess the guys were pretty annoyed at having to fix it, but it's their own fault for not doing it right the first time. Fast forward a couple weeks to when my brother's sister-in-law is turning 21. They were in his basement bar when they started pouring shots of Viniq for her. As they were pouring they could smell something wasn't right. Her boyfriend immediately thought it smelled like nail polish remover.

    They decided to check the camera and sure enough, the workers drank some alcohol and replaced it with a full bottle of nail polish remover. They found the empty bottle under the bathroom sink and my brother's wife knew that was her unopened bottle she had bought previously. Kind of messed up."

    Is this jarring?
  • 3

    A Garbage Situation

    From Pazzam:

    "I was babysitting for my sister a few months ago and was checking on my two-year-old nephew through the nanny cam, asleep in his crib. I got up to put dinner in the oven and when I came back I checked the cam again and...

    There was a huge black mass in the crib with him.

    My sister doesn't have any pets, so I was like 'WTF!? A black dog or cat or something had got in and is attacking my nephew!'

    I ran upstairs like sh*t off a shovel and saw, to my horror, my nephew has pulled a black bin liner (garbage bag) into the cot with him and had crawled inside! I got him straight out of it and he was fine. I took the bin liner back downstairs and just sat on the floor crying.

    This was my first time babysitting for my sister. I had a go at her when she got home, 'Who keeps a bin liner where their baby could get it?' And she said there was one in his cupboard full of nappies (diapers) well out of reach, so we checked and the nappies were in there but the bag had been taken out, somehow."

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  • 4

    Chatting To Her Phantom Sister

    From TheBrontosaurus:

    "I'm a nanny and I take care of a five-year-old girl (only child). She has a camera in her room and I can watch her on the iPad in the kitchen. Last few times I watched her at night she'd lay awake chatting away before falling asleep.

    I asked her who she was talking to and she said 'my baby sister'... her parents had a miscarriage when this girl was not quite a year old."

    Is this jarring?