Los Angeles: Actress Jessica Alba has decided to avoid professional nannies and hire caring family members to look after her children.
Alba, 33, is raising daughters - Honor, 5, and two-and-a-half-year-old Haven - with husband Cash Warren, 35. Now Alba is apparently telling friends that she's against the modern trend of parents hiring total strangers.
“Jessica is really against the idea of people hiring strangers as nannies. She finds it unseemly and undignified,” raderonline.com quoted the source close to the actress-turned-baby-product-mogul as saying.
“Instead, Jessica says parents should find a younger member of their extended family to take care of their kids part-time because they are sure to be more loving and connected to them.”
The source revealed that despite her wealth, Alba's choice is also a financial one.
“Plus, Jess says an added benefit is that you don't have to pay family members nearly as much as people you get through employment services!”
Meanwhile, she is becoming a go-to expert on parenting thanks to the success of her Honest Company brand line of eco-friendly baby products.
Early this month the actress was honoured with “Mother Of The Year” at an event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Her two cousins work for her as an assistant and a nanny and the situation is working out great for the busy mom,” the source said.
Most importantly to Alba, “She has complete security in knowing that her cousins will love and protect her children as much as she does.”