EYE SPY...THE BABY-SITTER!

THE NANNYCAM MARKET IS BOOMING, AND CARE GIVERS WON'T SIT STILL FOR IT

With its button nose and tartan bow, it looks at first glance like a typical teddy bear. But this huggable toy does more than dress up a bed. It comes equipped with a hidden camera to watch the baby-sitter while the baby-sitter watches the kids.

A few examples of horrific treatment caught on camera and widely publicized have created a boom in the nanny-surveillance industry. Babywatch Corp., a company based in Spring Valley, New York, has sold $5,000 hidden-camera setups to entrepreneurs in 20 cities, who rent them out for about $200 a pop. Other anxious parents are buying their own...

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