License plates on strollers can help

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Would you want to know if your nanny … spends most of her day blabbing into a cell phone instead of talking to your child? Power shops for hours at a time, while your child sits virtually ignored and unstimulated in her stroller? Showers your child in love, affection and patience?” HowsMyNanny.com asks clients on the Web site. Jill Starishevsky, founder of HowsMyNanny, declined to reveal how many people have signed up, but she said she has members across the country, including many in California. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aside from nanny cams and online nannywatch sites, entrepreneurs have come up with a third way for parents to keep tabs on their child-care providers. ReportMyNanny.com, based in Canoga Park, and HowsMyNanny.com, started by a prosecutor and mother in New York, issue mini-license plates that attach to strollers. This makes it easy for people to report good or bad nanny behavior to members. Membership for HowsMyNanny costs $50 per year; ReportMyNanny.com costs $10 a month. Both companies have built-in safeguards to prevent false reports and allow reporters to remain anonymous to the member. With both systems, the person reporting an incident can go to the Web site and the information is e-mailed to the member. Both emphasize they are not out to get a nanny fired and that they want people to send positive alerts as well as negative. last_img read more