Night Nannies for newborns
Having a new baby is a blessing, but a very exhausting. The one problem new moms suffer from after coming out of the delivery room is catching a good nights rest, without any interruptions. While most moms with newborn babies think they can do it all, lack of sleep is detrimental to a woman recovering after giving birth.
Now, there is a solution, they’re called night nannies. These professional ladies will help you manage your babies at night so that you can sleep well and bond as needed with your baby during the day.
What is a night nanny?
Night nannies, maternity nurses, or baby whisperer; are women that help care for your baby throughout the night while you enjoy some recovery sleep.
Their responsibility centers on taking care of the baby, feeding them, changing the diaper, hushing them to sleep, and keeping them calm all night till the morning.
It is a full day’s job for a night you might say; however, for mothers that intend to use this service to care for their baby, caution is the keyword when looking for the right night nanny to care for your precious loved ones.
5 tips to ease the stress of searching for the right night nanny
Ask, Ask and Ask some more
Your baby is very precious, and leaving them in the hands of a stranger just to catch sleep is not worth it if the wrong choice is made.
Therefore, ask around, ask friends that have tried it, join parenting community online or seek information at a hospital or childcare center about night nannies and if there is a recommended group, society or person that can suitably fit into your home and in your baby’s life.
Check how much experience the night nanny has?
While some programs and establishments provide certifications for learning how to be a night nanny, it is an extra positive to have one that has worked with children (a nurse is even better), a mother (a great option). These two criteria are added values that will enable you to make the right choice.
Has some form of child’s health knowledge
Babies are unpredictable, a sound and healthy baby can go from playful to running a temperature. If you are looking to hire a night nurse, she must have some knowledge of child health, especially how to perform CPR, basic first-aid treatment and when to dial 911 for help.
Compassionate and stamina
Caring for newborns is exhausting- waking up during your sleep can be mentally draining and overwhelming, hence your night nanny should have the stamina to keep up with your baby’s habits.
So if you have a fussy baby, your night nanny must be compassionate with enough positive energy that will calm your baby and put your mind at rest.
We’ve got you covered
Do you need a night nanny but don’t know where or how to start? Well, don’t worry, we have you covered. When you come to us for a night nanny for your newborn, we will provide you with all the background and reference information to you for the night nanny of your choice.
Furthermore, all the nannies on our team have an excellent track record with an experience of more than three years caring for babies as night nannies.
You Need A Doula; Here’s Why
Being a new mom comes with a few difficulties, it’s even harder when you already have kids, and you just had a new baby. No matter how much practice you have had with the ‘mom thing’, you cannot cheat nature, you will eventually get tired. You have to wake up in the morning to make sure the other kids are prepped and ready to go to school, you also have to make sure that they do their homework when they get back home. Oh! There is laundry. And just in case you think you have all of the above covered, there is also the part of having all your kids talk to you at the same time, and you have to be actively involved in this conversation because you are ‘mom’.
When you look at all of these, the idea of having yet another kid might begin to sound scary, and this is why you need a Doula. Someone who will take care of your baby when you have to tend to the rest of the children, and even when you are asleep.
Here are a few reasons why you need a Doula.
Its exhausting when your newborn needs to be fed every 2-3 hours. But you have to get up anyway, whether you feel like it, or not. This is where a Doula comes in, you need all the rest you can get if you are going to resume mom duties with the rest of your children by morning. The Doula tends to your baby, while you sleep, this way, you can wake up very early, ready and agile enough to start your activities for the day.
You need your head in the right place:
When you have to tend to the baby and the rest of the kids all by yourself, your mind is often all over the place. You are listening to Brian chatter about a new teacher at school, you are helping Natasha with her homework, and then the baby starts crying; you immediately run from them to go check why the baby is crying, and then you run back to continue from where you stopped. This will distort your thought process and coupled with the sleepless nights, you just might end up with a bad headache eventually.
At Night Owl Nanny Care, we provide overnight care for your baby. While you grab that beauty sleep and allow your mind and body to rest, we do the job of staying awake and making sure your baby is well tended to. Thus giving you the chance to wake up strong, agile and ready for the day.
We understand how hard it is for you to juggle ‘mom’ duties and ‘new mom’ duties at the same time, so we help with the ‘new mom’ duties, which includes all the activities concerning the newborn.
If you need a nanny or a Doula to take care of your newborn while you catch a much needed snooze, we have got the right nannies to handle the night mom duties in more ways than one.
Call us to book your Night Nanny today!
Caring for baby
Your night nanny will feed, burp, and snuggle baby back to sleep. They will tend to your babies cries. Your night nurse will change diapers and take out dirty diaper pales. Rock, swaddle and assist you with any extra hands you may need overnight.
Night Nanny chores
A night nanny will do anything baby and mommy related. Baby laundry, cleaning and sterilizing bottles/pump equipment, and tidy nursery. Restock the nursery and changing station. Night nannies will get you water, tea, or snack while you breastfeed or pump. If you have a special request, just talk to your doula or newborn care specialist about your overnight needs.
Your night nurse also sleeps. If baby is cared for, chores are complete, your doula or NBCS will rest while baby is resting. Studies show resting while baby rest not only helps baby sleep better, but also helps your night nanny to perform and exceed at their nightly duties.
Let us help you find the perfect Night Nanny for your family. We have a great team of Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist. Everyone is a Sleep Trainer with years of experience.