For most parents, the birth of their new baby is one of the happiest days of their lives – but unfortunately, it’s rarely the end of the changes and discomforts that can come with pregnancy. As mom recovers from labor and delivery and dad adjusts to life with an extra (an extra needy!) little person to think about, it’s not uncommon for sleep deprivation and total exhaustion to set in – and that can be dangerous for your health and your baby’s health.
Studies have found that the symptoms of post-partum depression worsen in mothers when their quality of sleep declines. Mothers suffering from PPD take longer to fall asleep, and sleep for shorter periods. Causing the worse- poor sleep quality, and leading to depression.
This is bad news for both mother and baby because post-partum depression can seriously affect the quality of the relationship between a mother and her newborn, making it harder for them to bond and form a secure attachment. If PPD is not caught and treated early, this can damage the emotional, cognitive, motor and behavioral development of your growing baby.
Research also suggests that sleep deprivation can reduce a breastfeeding mother’s milk supply, and cause memory lapses that make even the smallest of tasks – like changing a diaper – challenging for both mom and dad.
New parents often neglect their own needs, especially when it comes to sleep, but it doesn’t need to be this way. With the support of Night Owl Nanny Care, your night nanny located in Denver and Hawaii, can help with the baby and household chores. Everyone in the family will be getting more shut-eye – and you and your new baby will have the best chance of staying in excellent health.
If there’s one thing that’s almost as synonymous with new babies as excitement and joy, it’s sleep deprivation – it’s not uncommon for newborns to wake up needing a feed, diaper change, and cuddles every three hours or so during the night. After the marathon of pregnancy and labor, the first few weeks with a new baby at home can be exhausting and highly emotional for new mothers, and stressful for new dads.
Why Night Nannies are needed more
With more and more new families living away from traditional helpers like grandparents and extended family, a night nanny can help get your new family off to a healthy start. Our night nannies can support you with breastfeeding (or bottle feeding for you while you sleep through the night), changing diapers, swaddling and settling your baby. They will also quietly do essential chores around the house like washing, folding and putting away your infant’s laundry, washing and sterilizing bottles/pumping equipment, taking out smelly diaper pails, and even helping you with your baby’s first baths.
Calm Supportive Team
Whether this baby is your first or a new addition to an already busy family, you’ll appreciate the calm, supportive help of Night Owl Nanny Care. We have an amazing team of Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist located in Denver and Hawaii. Let us help you adjust to life with your newborn.
We are happy to announce we have partnered with Kiersten a Postpartum Doula from Aloha Child Birth, on the island of Oahu. She has so Kindly offered our Momma’s an Ayurvedic meal when purchasing placenta encapsulation. Mention Night Owl sent you to redeem.
Why would I eat my Placenta?
Eating your placenta can raise your energy and breast milk quantity. They also say it can level off your hormones, lowering yourchances of postpartum depression and insomnia. The placenta has protein and fats. Information provided by google.
Placenta Encapsulation is a thousand-year-old practice often used in Chinese Medicine for postpartum women. The Placenta is a powerhouse full of Oxytocin that is key in helping to prevent “Baby Blue’s”. The Placenta also is RICH in Iron that the mother can easily absorb and it also contains the HPL hormone that helps mothers make breastmilk! It boosts the immune system, increases pain threshold, and is excellent at nourishing a depleted mother to increase her energy stores and fatigued adrenal glands! It really is a miracle Organ! <~ Informational stuff on Aloha Child Birth website.
There are many benefits stemming from eating your placenta: Vitamin E, Iron, Oxytocin, Prolactin, Hemoglobin, Cortisone, Plus so much more…
Check out our partners blog and see if encapsulating your placenta is right for you.
Sleep Training simply means we educate the family and help the infant sleep through the night. We have different methods, nursery techniques, and bed time routine suggestions to make sleeping easier on everyone. Every training is specific to your families needs. We don’t train off one Sleep Training method. We specialize and cater to what your infant and family need.
Is there crying involved?
Babies cry, its 100% normal. Its their way of communicating. Does your training have to involve crying? No, not at all. We see quicker results with a little bit of crying, but we can train without any tears.
My baby doesn’t nap in the daytime, does my Sleep Trainer help with daytime naps?
Absolutely. Your daytime schedule is just as important as your night time schedule. We assess all aspects of routine, schedule, nursery and families wishes.
What can I expect when they come to my home?
They arrive one hour before bedtime. Meet baby, walk through the process, tweak accordingly, monitor bedtime routine, you go to bed and the magic begins. 3 nights is usually all we need.
Our team has been working together for 3 plus years. Night Owl doesn’t have a high turnover rate. We know our team. Other agencies post on Facebook looking for Nannies to fill positions that night. We only take on the clients we can provide for. Our team is small, but it is strong. You’re never going to get a babysitter or unqualified individual in your home. Everyone on this knowledgeable team is a Doula and or Newborn Care Specialist. We are flown around the world for our services.
Why is Night Owl priced higher than other agencies?
We are worth it. We are a trusted business that has grown substantially in the 3 plus years of business. We are trusting, reliable, and educated in anything Baby, Mom and Toddler related. We work with celebrities, Professional athletes and elite clients that expect the utmost best. We are one of Denver’s top agencies. We are confidential, superb, and an experienced group of woman. Can you put a price on the care of your most precious beings?
How to Book a Top Of The Line Night Nanny or Sleep Trainer
Book your Ohio infant or toddler Sleep Training for the Month of July. We have 3 spots open. Usually all we need is a quick 3 nights to have the whole family sleeping through the night. This special treat does not cost you hotel and flights. You simply pay the application fee and hourly fee for the 3 nights.
What makes our Sleep Trainers so special
We are flown around the world for our services. This high profile team has worked with professional athletes, celebrities and families simply needing sleep. We have a quick 3 night process (in most cases). We stand behind our team. You will have a team of woman helping via email or text for 30 days after your training.
Birth Doulas offer support during your pregnancy and the birth. They provide a Birth plan catered to your family, a back up plan if pregnancy complications occur, and a clear state of mind while you are going through the birthing process.
Postpartum Doulas help keep the calmness after the birth. You will have lots of questions to answer, and you’ll have a friend by your side helping you decipher your options. Postpartum Doulas offer mom and baby support for the next few weeks. Helping you bond, get rest, and stick to your postpartum plan.
Your Night Nurse will get you the much needed rest you need after having a baby. We wake with your newborn(s), feed, burp, change diapers, snuggle, baby laundry, and sterilize bottles and breast pump equipment while you sleep.
Can I have the same Doula for all 3 needs?
You can. Interview with a Birth Doula today. Have the luxury of your trusted friend by your side from the beginning to end. Book a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, or Night Nurse today! Out of the state or country? Not a problem, we travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have questions? Just ask. We have a community of parents asking the same thing.
Let us know what we left out and what helped you as a new dad.
A baby nurse is not an actual nurse or woman with a medical degree. Baby nurse, night nurse, Newborn Care Specialist and night nanny are all pretty much the same thing. A baby nurse provides overnight care for your newborn(s). They will come to your home between 7pm-11pm and stay anywhere from 6 am- 9:30 am depending on your families needs.
While you sleep your baby nurse will feed, burp, and settle your newborn back down to sleep. Specialized in newborns they make sure your infant(s) tummy is settled and ready to be laid back down flat on their back. Experienced in reflux, oxygen, multiples, gas, constipation, breastfeeding, setting your newborn up for sleep success and sleep training. Your baby nurse will keep a log of how the night went. Logging sleep schedule, diaper changes and feedings. Your baby nurse will keep the nursery tidy. Doing any baby related chores, including baby laundry, sterilizing bottles/breast pump equipment, and taking out diaper pail.
Baby nurses will work around your families needs. Helping anywhere from 1-7 nights a week. You will grow to love and trust your nanny very quickly. Whether this is your first or your third child, this service comes in very handy. Let a caring professional and experienced baby nurse care for your baby so you can sleep.
Postpartum depression~ Sleep
Postpartum depression is most commonly caused from a lack of sleep. Make sure you are taking care of yourself and your family. Get some sleep. If this service was offered 20-40 years ago when our parents were raising us, believe me they would have utilized this service. We are a generation coming up with ways to help the busy parent, lets embrace that and accept help. Its ok to want to sleep. You spent 9 months creating a little human being. Your body is tired. Rest up Mommas, we have you covered.
Postpartum depression is hard on the whole family, let us help.
Most moms feel like they have to handle everything, like society once portrayed. Times have changed, moms work, they have multiple children and many other projects or commitments they are engaged with. The number one cause of postpartum depression is a lack of sleep. It is very common, and is often not discussed because of pride or embarrassment.
Contact your doctor to get help. Often, antidepressants, sleep and or counseling is suggested. Within a few weeks, you should feel some normalcy.
What can we do to help? Let us care for your infant(s) while you sleep. Our experienced and educated night nurses will care for your newborn. Pumping or breastfeeding? Not a problem. Your night nurse will provide you with the baby or breast pumping equipment when its time. Your nurse will take care of cleaning and sterilizing your pumping equipment and putting your little one back to sleep.
Contact us today to get a night nanny in your home. Located in Denver metro area. Our night nannies will give your baby the care they need, so you can rest. You’re not your self when you are tired. Let us help!