Infant Sleep Training can start as early as 3 months. Twins and Preemies will usually need to wait a couple weeks or months after 3 month marker. Your Sleep Trainer can give you a better idea once they go over gestational age.
Babies weight needs to be 10-12 pounds, at least. Some babies reach this weight quickly and easily, while other infants are little guys. All very common and nothing to stress about. Your baby will gain weight in time, no rush. Formula can be more filling and help pack on those extra pounds. No pressure to start using formula, just an option for parents if they are trying to get longer stretches and pack on a few extra pounds. If you’re worried about your babies weight, please chat with your physician.
Ounces per day
24-32 ounces per day is mandatory to start training. If they are not up to 24 ounces (including a dreamfeed) a day, they still need to be fed at night.
Patience is a key component when it comes to Sleep Training requirements. All babies grow and develop at different rates. Its very common for a 3 month old to not weigh or eat the required amount, to start sleep training. Be patient with your baby as they develop into the next milestone.
Our world-class Sleep Trainers will be on the island of Kauai in October. This is a rare treat for the island. Typically families fly our trainers to their home, pay for transportation and room. The month of October is on us for travel and room. We will be helping families on the island train Infants and Toddlers to sleep through the night.
Due to our short time on the island, Sleep Trainings will be limited to 3 night sessions. Don’t worry, 3 nights usually has your baby or kiddo sleeping through the night. You have our assistance for 30 days unlimited text, call or email. We will guide you along the way, day or night.
What will I need to start?
$100 to lock in your Sleep Trainer.
A consultation to prepare you and your infant/toddler for the upcoming training
What results can I expect?
3 nights (minimum requirement) should have your infant/toddler sleeping through the night, if not very close.
What if I don’t like our Sleep Trainer?
You will. We 100% stand behind all of our super sweet, knowledgeable, elite Sleep Specialist. All of our Trainers are hand picked. These women are The creme de la creme of Sleep Specialist.
Where do the Sleep Trainers Sleep?
Sleep Trainers sleep when infant/toddler sleep. Spare bedroom, couch, sleeping bag is all deluxe by us.
What do I do when the training begins?
Snooze, relax, bath time, wine, sleeping aids, ear buds, jump for joy. We have everything covered.
Sleep Training Infants and Toddlers on Kauai!
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Our Denver Sleep Trainers schedule 3-7 nights that fits both parties. The first night we arrive an hour before bedtime. We go over our process, address any concerns or questions. We assess the nursery and bedtime routine. Advise of any needed changes we observe along the way.
Once your little one is in bed, we take over from there. We provide baby monitors for the parents that like to check in. Most parents throw ear plugs in and catch up on some much needed sleep. We supply baby gates for the toddler that likes to get out of bed in the middle of the night. We are extremely proud of our services, we provide a money back guarantee if you don’t see results within the 3 night minimum.
Denver’s Best Sleep Trainers
Our Hand Picked Sleep Trainers work with your family to come up with a Sleep Training program that your whole family feels comfortable with. Our Team is educated, trained, knowledgeable, and experienced. These woman will help you feel at ease when they come to your home. Welcoming you with a smile and answering any questions you have along the way. We pride ourselves on our teams fabulousness. We stand behind our trainers with pride. We guarantee you will be happy with your trainer and our Sleep Training results.
These established women are Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist. Everyone is 30 plus. You won’t have a teenager showing up to your home with our agency. Your infants and toddlers will be in the caring hands of a professional. We work with many high profile clients and local celebrities, rest assure your information is 100% confidential.
Book your Sleep Trainer today! Not in Denver? We provide Traveling Sleep Trainers or Video training available worldwide.
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As soon as the PRP is administered, concentrated platelets and growth factors are released through the formation of a three-dimensional cross-linked fibrin matrix that’s essential to the platelet plug as it serves as a binding site. This scaffolding (fibrin matrix) localizes the growth factors at the desired location and guides tissue regeneration with stem cell activation.
PRP is derived in office from your own blood in a 30 minute procedure with little downtime (some minor swelling and potential bruising that heal ultra fast because of the nature of the PRP). It comes from you, so the chance of allergic or adverse reaction is virtually eliminated. Generally, 1 to 3 procedures (scheduled 4 weeks apart) are needed to reach desired result.
If you’ve ever thought of having a procedure to address skin aging, volume loss, lines, wrinkles, tone or texture, hair restoration, or scar revision — this is where you start. PRP Stem Cell Activation is also referred to as Selphyl, Regen, and the Vampire Facelift.Vavoom is pleased to offer the original and most advanced system available anywhere in the world, Selphyl.
The FULL LIFT
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Our trainers are so elite and experienced, we are being flown to other states to do our magic. We guarantee our Sleep Training or you’ll get your money back. We are proud of our Team and stand behind our Sleep Trainers with confidence. You will be welcomed with a smiling face, provided with a monitor if you’d like to check in at night. Most families enjoy the break and catch up on their much needed sleep, while we Sleep Train.
Facetime/Skype Vs Sleep Trainers in Home
If you just need a little guidance and encouragement, Skype/Facetime will be the best option for you. We educate you on the process, teach you tricks along the way. If you can dedicate 3-10 nights of the Sleep Training between you and your spouse, this option has everything you need. Including 30 days of unlimited help via text, call, or email, day or night.
Sleep Trainers in home is for the parent that is exhausted, needs to work the next day, or doesn’t have the heart to be firm. We hear ya! Our Sleep Trainers come to your home for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights. We do all the dirty work, educate you along the way, and report how the night went.
Most families see a huge improvement in the first night. 3 nights in we have our infant or Toddler either Sleeping through the night, or closer than ever. Each situation varies, and all kiddos/babies are different.
Of course you can, and we just made it easier. Trust your kiddos with Denver’s Best Nannies. Our experienced nannies come to your home for the week/weekend to hang with the children while you get away. All of our nannies are trusted, experienced, educated, and reliable. You won’t have to worry about a thing.
What can I expect from my nanny while I am gone?
Your nanny will do a meet and greet ahead of time or a couple date nights to get the kids familiar and comfortable with her. Your nanny will come to your home when needed and take it from there. She will will feed, play, do light housework, take kids to school or daycare, homework, and put the children to bed. They will keep the kids busy having fun so you can enjoy your fun time away.
What do I all need to pay for?
You’ll need to pay for travel if its outside of the Denver metro/Boulder area. Food for the children and nanny. Hourly wage. Activities that will be approved ahead of time. Gas if the nanny will be driving for your family.
Have questions? Talk to an agent today to book your adventure.
We assess the situation and sleep patterns over your initial phone consultation. We then send resumes of available Sleep Trainers. You can interview via FaceTime or Skype with your potential Sleep Trainer. Once your family has picked the best trainer for your family (we think you will really enjoy any Sleep Trainer), you will hire by informing the agency of which trainer you would like to move forward with.
What Does a Traveling Sleep Trainer cost?
We charge an initial $100 application fee. This locks in your Sleep Trainer for the dates chosen and gives you unlimited access to a Sleep Trainer with any questions during regression or after their visit.
For a single infant or toddler Sleep Training hourly rate is $24.00.
You will pay for travel time and the expenses to travel. The $24.00 hourly rate is applied during travel time via car or plane. Gas and or plane ticket will be purchased by the family.
The family will provide Hotel or guest house for the trainer while they stay in your location for the Sleep Training.
Do you offer a Money Back Guarantee?
We do. If documentation is noted, parents, nanny and grandparents are doing everything we advised and baby or toddler aren’t sleeping through the night, we will reimburse you the money spent.
What training do Sleep Specialist go through?
All of our trainers are Newborn Care Specialist and or Doulas. Training is provided in the courses taken. The agency educates on additional training and courses with your Sleep Specialist. They have years of experience and knowledge before they come to your door step.
Where do I start?
Fill out a parent application online at NightOwlNannyCare.com
A Sleep Specialist will reach out to you to discuss your needs and dates.
Sometimes as Mommies the big laughter or not so big jump causes us to pee our pants a little bit. Incontinence is very common after child birth. Not a lot of women talk about it. Most Moms usually just deal with it as a part of motherhood. Well guess what? Did you know they have a solution for incontinence? Not only does it help with incontinence,but it helps tighten the vaginal wall, and improve your orgasm.
What is The O-Shot? Its the new rave for not just Moms but women all over. They numb you up, down below. Draw your blood, centrifuge your blood and take the “Liquid Gold” (which is Platelet Rich Plasma) out and inject it into your vaginal wall. This is your body using its own plasma to tighten and improve the signs of aging and childbirth.
Affordable through Krave
Whats the price of this terrific procedure? Most places will charge you $1500. Yes, its a bit pricey. Krave Med wants to help all you Mommies out and not break the bank. They are offering a Sale price of $888 and if you mention Night Owl Nanny Care sent you, they will give you a free follow up injection 12 months down the road. This procedure last in most women for about a year. So mention Night Owl Nanny Care sent you and get two years of tightened, pee-free, and rejuvenated mommy parts.
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Breastfeeding struggles include: latch, milk supply, bonding, improper position and sore nipples. 92 percent of new mothers said they had troubles breastfeeding. You are not alone. You should have an endless amount of resources around you after baby is born. Welcome these suggestions. As the days move on you will find your support team may have gone back to work and or think you’ve got it.
Who has the knowledge
The nurses at the hospital should have lots of knowledge to help with latching and milk supply. If your problems arise after you are home, your night nurse and or doula should have plenty of tips to guide you to success. Still having difficulties? Reach out to your local lactation source. They can be found at hospitals and community events for moms. Most insurance should cover your lactation consult. Check with your insurance to see who is in your network.
Relax! Babies can feed off your stress and in return makes them stressed. 30 years ago docs had moms drink a beer to relax them and have the milk supply arrive. This trick is still used today. Obviously, pump and dump that first supply after beer.
Lay on your back while breastfeeding. Baby led breastfeeding.
Sometimes baby isn’t hungry. Offer breast when you and baby are calm. A lot of the times baby gets frustrated when mom is forcing a feeding and baby actually is just tired. Relax, enjoy, and read your babies cues.
Find a night nurse with breastfeeding experience to help you at night.
Your spouse sleeps through the feedings. You’ve never quite felt an exhaustion like the one that comes from having a new baby. You’re cranky! That intelligent brain doesn’t function. You can’t think of which is Right or Left. It takes a toll on your body like no other. Your body physically aches. We struggle to keep our career. Your spouse is your number one enemy. It can even cause postpartum depression.
Divorce vs. Night Nurse
The average Divorce cost $15,000-$25,000. You lose your loved one. Everything you worked hard for, now must be started over with on your own. You now have double the duty with a baby on your own.
Night Nurse at Night Owl Nanny Care is $24.00 an hour for a single baby. 8 hour minimum per night. No contracts or obligated use of our night services. Whether you need us for 3 nights a week, or a week of Sleep Training we have your needs covered. Keep your spouse close. Cuddle while your Night Nurse cares for your baby(s). Our Night Nurses will save your marriage if its sleepless nights that have you fighting.
Night Nurse Help
Your Night Nurse helps you sleep while they tend to your baby. Night Nurses will do baby laundry,tidy nursery, clean/sterilize your breast equipment and bottles. They Sleep Train your baby to sleep through the night. Their Knowledge with breastfeeding and baby care will have you relieved and comfortable. Save your marriage and rekindle the love you once had.
When you are up all night with your newborn, you come in to work exhausted, grouchy and not giving a 100% to your job. Sales go down, office morale plummets, and your safety precautions decrease. You are not the same dedicated, hard working employee you once were. More errors occur on the job when an employee is tired. This package keeps you safe and your company safe.
Night Nanny Corporate Package
Your employer purchases the corporate package for employees that have recently had a baby. Man or woman, your employer provides you with two nights with a night nanny and two nights with a Sleep Training Specialist.
You can go into work rested, and ready to work. The company gets their great hard working employee back and you continue to thrive in your home and with your career.
How does my employer purchase this package?
They simply call and set up the package for their company. The employee will fill out the parent application and schedule the nights they need help with. Additional nights available for purchase.
Helping companies thrive, one night of sleep at a time.
Anything baby related, your Baby Nurses will assist with while you sleep. Laundry, sterilize bottles and bread pump, fold laundry, tidy nursery, anything baby related.
You barely had time to brush your teeth today, right? We know you get busy, and the day flies when you have a new baby at home. Our Baby Nurses can bathe your babies, put on pjs and do the bedtime routine.
They can help with breastfeeding if you are having troubles. Baby Nurses with will bring you baby or wake you when baby is ready to feed. If you prefer to sleep they will have clean pump equipment outside your door ready to use. If you are using formula, you’re free to sleep all night.
Baby Nurses set your babies up for sleep success and train those babies to sleep through the night.
Assemble baby items
Exhausted after a full day of mom life? Of course you are. Leave the new baby monitor, humidifier, and baby seat/swing to your night nanny. We can assemble most items while you sleep.
Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny for my twins? Like all mothers we want to be the strong mom that did it herself. I was on maternity leave, why wouldn’t I wake with my twins and breastfeed? Its my motherly duty and job, my time to bond, right? The first night home with my babies went smoothly. “Ive got this” as I patted myself on the back. The next day I had energy.
3 nights later I was shocked at how tired I was. Hating my husband for sleeping through the chaos, and leaving me the next day for work. I couldn’t wait to go to sleep day or night. Being cranky, and thinking motherhood wasn’t for me.
My husband realized the exhaustion and moodiness. His friend had a baby a few months ago and he’s never heard him complain about sleepless nights. He began to inquire with his buddy/co worker how he helped his wife and baby through this new sleepless life. He said “two words my friend, Night Nanny”.
How Night Owl Nanny Care saved my sanity
It took some convincing, but I agreed to meet with Night Owl to see how they could help us.
Emily at Night Owl Nanny Care walked me through all the things a Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny can do for me. Breastfeeding assistance, bonding, swaddle assistance, helping babies sleep better, cleaning and mom/baby support. It was exactly what I needed. We met with 2 Postpartum Doulas/Night Nannies. Both Doulas were great. Lilly’s schedule fit ours best.
Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny for Twins
The Doula came to our home the next day. She helped me with breastfeeding, did my dishes, let me shower and take a nap. She came to doctor appointments and helped me see all options. I was very comfortable with her in our home and caring for my little guys.
That night she came back. She gave me a monitor to check on her or babies if I felt I needed to. Watching the monitor through out the night, I thought “this is silly”. We turned off the monitor and slept, not like a baby, because they don’t sleep. We slept like a bears in hibernation. My husband and I woke up refreshed to our boys still sleeping. She taught us some sleep tricks and walked me through their night.
Sleep Training, date nights and Vacation
Lilly Sleep Trained the boys at 4 months. Education on sleep training was provided. Our Sleep Specialist helped transition our boys into sleep lovers. She was sweet, helpful, and caring.
Night Owl Nanny Care continues to offer their services. Our night nanny, and a few others have helped with date nights and we even got a parents getaway. We fully trust they provide excellent, screened nannies and doulas. We are pleased with the support they provided to our family.
Its common to not bond with your baby right away. It happens quite often. So why is know one talking about it? Women fear they will be judged or something is wrong with them. The best way to bond with your baby, is skin to skin contact, staring into babies eyes and having baby mock your facial expressions. This can be helpful for mom, dad, and siblings. Moms, you will eventually bond with your baby. Give it time. Everything will be ok.
Breastfeeding is hard
We are all told breastfeeding is the most natural thing in motherhood. Thats not the case for many. Latch and position are important. Most moms can’t throw their baby on a breast and expect perfect feedings. If you are having troubles breastfeeding, no worries, plenty of expertise around to help. The most helpful tip we can offer is lie down on back and have baby find your nipple. They can smell that delicious milk and become very determined. If breastfeeding is painful, unlatch and try again. You want babies mouth wide and around most of the nipple. Its a common struggle, you are not alone. It will get better.
Postpartum depression affects 1 in 7 women. Thats a huge amount of women struggling and being hush hush about it. It’s ok to be depressed after your baby arrives. Its common. Solution seeking should be your first priority. Talking to your doctor and family about your depression will open up some helpful solutions. You will get past your depression, and love your baby. This feeling is not permanent. Sleep is a huge impact on depression. Make sure you are taking care of yourself as well. If you have feelings of hurting yourself or your baby you should call 911 and or your doctor immediately.
Everybody has a “right” opinion
Everybody has an opinion or experience they want to share with you. How to swaddle or not to swaddle, bathe, give a binky, don’t give a binky. You will always be told what you are doing wrong and rarely what you are doing right. Most people are genuinely trying to be helpful. Do your own research, take into consideration of what others suggest and decide as a family whats best for you and your family. Parenting is hard at all stages. You’re doing a great job!
If you need assistance day or night, please reach out to us. We offer Postpartum Doula’s, Night Nannies and Sleep Training Specialist.
A postpartum doula is a trained professional, that supports mom and baby after delivery. This can be very helpful for the new mom as well as the experienced mom. After birth your’e exhausted, emotions are high, and lots of decisions need to be made. A postpartum doula provides you with options and clarity.
You may need your doula in the hospital, at home, doctors appointments, or at night. Your doula and you will make a schedule to assist you when its most beneficial to your families needs. Postpartum Doulas can assist when you aren’t bonding right away, having mood disorders, or even feeling overwhelmed.
Doulas assist with breastfeeding (singles and multiples), bonding with the baby, bathing, errands, and small chores. They can assist with sibling and dad bonding with baby, multiple births, postpartum depression, overall support and encouragement.
A mom recently told me “All moms are scared. Scared during pregnancy, scared during birth, and scared after birth”. The whole process is scary. Yes, very rewarding, but the fear of making the right decisions is always lurking. Your Doula will help you navigate all options and help your family make the best choice for your baby and family.
All doulas offer their own expertise. It can be sleep training, essential oils, placenta capsulation, so make sure to pick the Doula that fits your family needs. A lot of the times its an outside pair of eyes that sees what a mom, parent or baby needs to make this new life change easy and rewarding.
Have questions or would like to interview a postpartum doula today? Call or email today!
A Sleep Fairy comes to your home and helps your toddler(s) or infant(s) sleep through the night. She educates the family on the sleep training process. Your sleep fairy will guide your tiny ones through the night and set them up for sleep success for life. If you have sleep regression, (which you will until kiddos are 4) you will have access to your sleep fairy for life via text, email or phone calls.
How does it work?
Your Sleep Fairy has an initial evening visit to assess the nursery, bed time routine and daytime/nap routine. She will meet the toddler and make sure they are all set for sleep success in their room. Infants get to know their sleep trainer a bit in this visit, this will prevent “stranger danger”. She will then arrive between 6pm-11pm (8 hour minimum) to start the magic. She will ease and guide your infant or toddler through the night and teach your babies how to self soothe. This process tends to be 3-14 nights. Depending on the family and situation, it may take longer.
Why are mornings so exciting for toddlers?
Toddlers are great at negotiating. Always needing one more hug, or a drink before they can sleep. How do we keep toddlers enticed to stay in bed? We bribe them. Whether its a balloon or two pieces of bacon in the morning, they will be very excited to see what The Sleep Fairy has left for them. The small prizes are only to get them started and excited about sleeping in their own bed all night.
How did the name ‘Sleep Fairy’ start?
Miss Cecile the Sleep Fairy helped a family get their toddler to sleep in his own room and stop coming into mommy and daddys room. This process was a quick 3 days. Miss Cecile The Sleep Fairy called and checked in with the toddler and the parents a few times within the next couple of weeks. If the parents had sleep regression they would “threaten” to call Miss Cecile. Miss Cecile was very much liked by the toddler and he did not want to “upset” her because he knew she meant business.
Do you need help with your infant or toddler? Call, email or text to chat with a sleep specialist today or tonight. We have helped hundreds of families. You will be pleasantly surprised on how quickly you can see results.
Not in the state of Colorado? Not a problem. We have guided sessions via FaceTime or Skype.
There is no right or wrong answer in choosing a nanny over a daycare, or vice versa. One will suit your needs more. It can be different for every family. Its a big decision and you want to weigh all the pros and cons of each. When it comes down to it, a lot of parents are choosing price over all other aspects.
The Pros and Cons of Daycare
Daycare cost roughly $972. a month for one child.
Your kiddos will be exposed to lots of germs.
Staff turnover can be very high.
You will have to get your kiddos dressed, fed (some daycares provide breakfast), and out the door.
Daycares have set hours. Working late? Daycare doesn’t care, you need to pick the kids up within a 30 minute block of closing time.
When your kids are too sick to go to daycare, you end up missing work as well.
Your kids can pick up bad habits at daycare. Example: Kicking, screaming, bad words, etc.
Pros of Daycare
If staff is sick or out, somebody will fill in. Your children will still be supervised by a teacher.
Your kids will be exposed to social interaction and learn some great growth and personal skills. Social skills, sharing, and working together.
Your child will be supervised by multiple adults at times.
No need to pack a lunch. Daycare provides lunch and snacks.
Set hours can be very helpful. You can always rely on having coverage for your kiddos Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00pm. (Hours can vary per daycare.)
The Pros and Cons of a Nanny
Cons of a Nanny
Price is roughly $2,820 a month for one child.
If your nanny calls out, you will be staying home with your kiddos.
Nanny’s don’t always have a lot of learning activities through out the day like daycare does.
It can be hard to find a good fit/nanny for your family.
At first you will have a stranger in your home, and thats scary for most parents.
Theres no guarantee your child won’t be mistreated.
Pros of a Nanny
Nannies do light housework and child laundry.
A nanny helps build consistency and stability with your child.
A nanny will provide bonding and caring with a parental surrogate. This helps with child development.
Your child is less likely to become sick from your nanny.
Your child will form a one on one bond with their nanny.
There is no rush in the morning to get your child up early, dressed and fed.
Your nanny can feed the kids breakfast in the morning.
Nannies tend to be more flexible with their schedules when you need to work late, or leave early in the morning.
Your nanny can schedule play dates for social interaction.
Your nanny will most likely become apart of the family.
Nannys and Daycares all have pros and cons. Pick what suits your family’s needs. If you have suggestions or feedback we would love to hear it. Comment below on how you chose one or the other.
Your traveling nanny will care for your children day and night. Late dinners with friends or clients, your nanny will be with your child until you have released them to do otherwise. Whether its a vacation or you are traveling for work, your nanny will keep your child happy, engaged in learning and fun, fed, and making sure naps and bedtime are on a schedule.
Household duties of a Traveling Nanny
Your nanny will do anything child related. Child’s laundry, dishes, clean up the play area, washing sheets, sterilizing bottles, and taking diaper pale out to trash. Most nannies are more than willing to do other light household chores. Discuss with your nanny ahead of time to have a clear understanding of what is expected from your nanny.
You are either busy playing, or working on your traveling adventure. No need to worry. Your nanny will keep track when diapers are running low or milk needs to be picked up. Your nanny will do light grocery shopping and help keep everything stocked for your child to thrive and stay healthy. Most parents provide a credit card or cash for the nanny to spend on play dates, milk, or other miscellaneous items the home or child may need. Please keep in mind you will have to pay for the transportation for your nanny and the children to take a cab, bus or subway to activities or store.
Paying your Nanny while traveling
Every nanny will be different but majority of traveling nannies have a similar request as follows:
Paying for the travel of the nanny (plane ticket, baggage fees, cabs, etc.)
Hotel room. Discuss with your nanny before you travel what the room situation will be. Nannies will request to have their own room. If you are in a house or a hotel, keep your nannies privacy a priority. Traveling many days with a family can be draining and they need down time as well.
If you are leaving your child with the nanny for the night your nanny will request half the pay while sleeping. For example: If you pay your nanny $18 hourly, $9 hourly is expected while she is watching over them while sleeping. If your baby wakes in the middle of the night, it will either be the full $18 or may be more for newborn or sleep training infants.
You will be expected to pay for the hours of travel. If its a 3 hour flight expect to pay for the hourly rate of 3 hours and give or take an hour at the airport. If she is helping get you on the plane, and playing with kiddos, she is working.
Things to keep in mind
Traveling is tiring in itself, add kiddos and unpacking, activities, etc. It adds up. Some parents and kids get cranky when traveling. Your nanny is trying their best to keep everyone happy. Please make sure your nanny does get a couple hours to themselves to sightsee or relax as well.
Nannies become family in most cases. If the family is going out to dinner and you want the nanny to join, invite them out. They may love to be included or maybe they want to relax. If its a non work outing, don’t expect to pay, but make sure you and the nanny are on the same page.
Expect to pay for your nannies food, unless otherwise discussed. If your nanny has a special diet they entertain, most nannies would be happy to shop for themselves if they can get their hands on food they enjoy. Eating out with the kids, dinners with the family (while working), groceries should all be paid for by the parents. If you want to give a $20 allowance for food, discuss with your nanny.
The average parent(s) work 40-50 hours a week. Leaving a few hours at home with their new baby. After a long day at work and traffic most parents just want to spend time with their kids before bedtime. We all hope that our babies are sleeping through the night by the time we return to work. Depending on weight and babies age that is always pending.
How does a working parent handle staying up all night with the baby and work? You don’t. You sleep. You hire a Newborn Care Specialist or Doula, also known as a night nanny, night nurse, or baby nurse. Its exhausting working on a lack of sleep, and then coming home to house duties and your family’s needs. Its only a matter of time before you get burnt out. Lets face it, we all fizzle at some point. You’re not alone!
This service is for the new parents but also the already thriving parent. Your second kid you’re more willing to ask for help. Working, getting a toddler and your newborn dressed in morning and then heading out for the day is hard. Thousands of moms are asking for the help, don’t feel like you’re the only one wanting some extra hands and sleep.
Our night nannies care for your newborn through out the night. Feedings, diaper changes, baby laundry, tidy nursery, and setting up for sleep success (sleep training included). Your night nanny can have the baby ready and dressed for you to get out the door in the morning. The number one cause of postpartum depression is a lack of sleep. Don’t let your family and yourself go through the pain. We have nannies to help and you WILL ENJOY those nights of sleep.
Many moms questioning if a baby nurse is right for their family. Am I incapable of caring for my own child? No, absolutely not. Its a growing necessity that has Denver moms raving. Who can function the next day on no sleep? Don’t you want to enjoy the daytime with your baby and give them the love and attention your baby needs?
The question is being asked, and moms are siding with sleep. Some parents are choosing every other night to have a baby nurse. Some parents are choosing 7 nights a week. However many nights you need, don’t be ashamed. Our moms have spoken up and they agree times are changing and sleep is very important, especially when caring for your family. Driving on no sleep is dangerous. You’re not as fun and energetic when you are deprived of sleep.
Let Denver’s Best Baby Nurses help you sleep. Our trusted Newborn Care Specialist and Doula’s have your baby and your health at heart. These experienced women can help with anything baby related. Baby laundry, sterilizing bottles and breast equipment, tidying nursery, nursing assistance and so much more. These women have the answers to all your questions. Whether its formula related or sleep training we have you covered. Our baby nurses include sleep training in their overnight care. Setting you and your baby up for sleep success the moment they arrive home.
Contact us today to see how we can help your family sleep better at night.
You never know when that baby will arrive. Start early, around 32 weeks. When you get your energy back. You don’t want to wait too long, not only will you be big, and tired, but your baby may arrive early. Don’t stress yourself out. Ask for help.
We will make this sweet and to the point.
Wash and put all clothes away.
Daily Baby Stuff
Make sure crib, diaper changing table and swing are put together. Diapers, swaddles, lotion, put in its place. Once baby arrives home, you will be too tired to do chores.
Pack Hospital Bag
Extra clothes, slippers, diaper wipes, blankets, breast pads, snacks, etc. All in arms reach after baby arrives. Keep it in your car, starting early on. Plan on breastfeeding? It doesn’t always go as planned. Have formula and bottles on hand just in case. You will want to do your research on formula and make sure you have the right fit for your family.
Freeze Healthy Meals
Have healthy meals prepped in your freezer for your family to heat up quickly. You may get lots of food from guests. Remember people don’t know your eating preferences as well as you do. Last thing you want to do, is stomach something you dislike.
Its very exciting news to have a brother or sister on the way. Most kids are very excited at first. Once they realize all that undivided attention that was once on them, is now on their sibling, perspectives change a bit. I asked my parents when my sister was going back to the hospital. Its very common. How do we get them excited? We bribe them with gifts, like usual.
Get your toddler excited
Tell them all the things they can do with their new sibling. They will have somebody to play with at all times. A forever friend. Excite them about how fun it will be. The important role a big sibling has. What they can do to help Mommy and Daddy when their sibling arrives. Show them the ultrasounds, feel when baby is kicking and let them help you decorate the nursery.
Families have started this new trend of “the baby” giving their older sibling a “hello” gift. In return you have your toddler pick out a “welcome” gift for their new baby sibling. What toddler doesn’t love gifts? Its a fast way to a toddlers heart. It doesn’t have to be extravagant but get her excited about a gift and keep telling her, “maybe the Baby will get that for you”.
Make sure your toddler is still getting lots of attention. Kisses and hugs from mom, dad, grandpa, the whole family. Take her and the new baby on “Sister dates” “Sibling fun”. Just so she knows she can have fun with her non mobile friend. She will want to show her baby sibling all the fun exciting things she sees. Some toddlers take a few to warm up to their new friend. Be patient, and encourage them to be happy and excited about their new friend.
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Being a new Dad can be scary, but the most rewarding feeling. There will be lots of things you didn’t know. You may feel unready or like this Dad thing wasn’t made for you. Good news is, all first time Dads are scared. Its very overwhelming at first. You will have many questions, don’t be afraid to ask. The hospital is a great learning time. Ask, ask, and then ask some more. Hospital staff has heard every question you could imagine.
We’ve heard it is the most beautiful thing to watch. It is, but be prepared to see the not so beautiful part about it too. Your love may pee or poo, there will be blood and stuff you didn’t know existed. Be understanding and helpful during this time. That beautiful woman of yours has a lot to worry about while birthing. Being embarrassed about normal bodily, birthing functions should not have to be one of them. Don’t bring up how gross, or light headed you were because she was going through something 100 times harder. Give her love and support. Tell her how beautiful and brave she is. Thank her for bringing your child into the world. Some significant others give a “Birthing Gift”. Just a heads up, you may cry like a little baby. It will give you tears of joy you didn’t see coming.
Baby’s need to burp after every feeding
Their wobbly heads make it hard to burp at first. Burping comes in many different positions. See which one works best for you. Have someone show you each way to burp and use the most comfortable to you. Spit up is very normal. Sometimes its seems like they spit up their whole feeding. It usually looks like more than what it is. If you feel they spit up excessively, talk to your doctor about GERD. Keep burp cloths handy. Keep baby upright 10-15 minutes after feeding. Keeping upright helps settle their tummy and should help with excessive spit ups.
Grab both ankles with one hand and clean bottoms and genitals with the opposite hand. Diapers can leak. Make sure you keep diapers snug to bodies to prevent leaking. Babies poo will be a dark black color, and tarry-looking for first few days. It will turn green and yellow earth tones when the meconium (sterile poo) has expelled itself from the intestines. Babies can poo several times a day. Its usually very evident when they need a diaper change. Faces and loud noises from that tiny body will surprise you.
Discuss with your wife if you will be using pacifiers or not. Some dads give pacifiers when left alone with the baby. Its a quick solution to crying in most cases. Sometimes pacifiers can cause nipple confusion. If your wife is planning on breastfeeding, make sure you and her discuss pacifier plan.
We all make mistakes when parenting. It happens, don’t be too hard on one another. First time parents should share things they learn, so they are on the same page. For example: My husband didn’t know babies shouldn’t have peanut butter before the age of one. We were scared and I was upset at first. Our baby is fine, no harm done (don’t try at home). We learned from it and tried to educate each other on bits we learned. Studies have varied since then so do your research. Help each other out and try to learn as much as possible in each month of your child’s development.
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