Do you have to do Sleep Training? No, not at all. Everyones goal should be to set up sleep success from the start. This way your little one creates healthy sleep habits on their own and gradually sleeps through the night around 3 months. You’re the parent, and you know what is best for your family. Don’t ever feel pressured into doing a certain sleep training or method you are not comfortable with. Every family has different needs, and that is why each sleep training is catered to your families individual needs.
Is your baby meeting the markers to start Sleep Training?
Every agency and doctor has different recommendations for Sleep Training ages. Please do your research and start when you are comfortable with the age requirements. Some recommendations start at 3 weeks, we start at 3 months (meeting other requirements, to be continued), and some start at 6 months of age. There is no right or wrong answer. It’s what your family agrees on and feels comfortable with.
Weighing 10-12 pounds. 10-12 pounds shows us a healthy weight for them to do 10-12 hours stretches.
Eating 25-32 ounces in the daytime. If your little one is really close to 25 ounces, we can add in a dream feed to help them get the required ounces in the day time.
Now the Tips
I know you’re busy so lets get right to it.
You need a dark room. Black out curtains, cover the camera light, light from the hallway peeking through, it all triggers their little brains when they wake up.
White noise on a healthy level, no higher than 60 DB. You can download an app to confirm it is at a safe level. White noise machines are not monitored safely by the creators. They can go up to levels of 120DB. This recreates the womb noise and can help keep outside noise from disturbing them .
Cluster feed before bedtime. Fill those little tummies up to help give them long stretches.
Bedtime routine of 7-8 things every night, at the same time.
Still need help?
We have Sleep Trainers for an in home visit, in home care (3 night minimum), or video training for you and your spouse. If your baby isn’t quite ready yet, or you just need rest, we have Night Nannies. Check out our options below:
Package Option One
We provide you with a Sleep Training specialist/night nanny that will come to your home and train your infant(s)to sleep through the night.
Nanny will assess the nursery, make any needed changes.
Go over a bedtime routine with family.
Educate on areas that need adjusting.
Nanny will provide a daytime schedule.
Nanny will train your baby to sleep through the night, while you sleep.
8 hours minimum
3 night minimum
$100 Application fee
Single baby $40 hourly
Twins $45 hourly
Package Option Two
Sleep Training Specialist will make a one time visit to your home, assess nursery and environment. Sleep Training Specialist will provide a daytime schedule.
Sleep Training Specialist will go over things in the nursery that are improving sleep and stimulating alertness.
Sleep Training Specialist will educate the family on the process.
Sleep Training Specialist will evaluate bedtime routine and tweak as necessary.
Sleep Training Specialist will go over the sleep training process, answer any questions.
Sleep Training Specialist will be your guide for 30 days. Unlimited questions, texts, calls or emails day or night.
A one time fee of $500
Don’t want a specialist in your home?
Let us help via Skype or FaceTime – $400
Companies that provide overnight care and sleep training for their employees will receive:
Two nights (8 hours each) of overnight care. Our nannies will care for your newborn(s) while you sleep.
Cleaning and sterilizing bottles/ breast pump
Tending to anything your baby needs so you and your family can catch up on some much needed sleep.
When baby has reached 3-4 months or 10-12 pound our nannies will provide two nights (8 hours each) of sleep training and teach you, the parents how to continue on with sleep training so your baby will be sleeping through the night in a few days.
30 days unlimited guidance, via text, call, email, Skype or FaceTime, day or night.
$996 Night Nanny and Sleep Training Corporate Package.
If family needs a night nanny or sleep training specialist for more than the 32 hours provided by the company, individual days can be purchased by the family.
Night Owl team is serving Colorado and Hawaii. Precautions taken for COVID prevention. Our team is abiding by CDC stay at home safer guidelines. They will arrive freshly showered, wash hands, sanitize car, wear a mask, and be as safe as possible while in your home.
Qualified, certified and 5 years at least of newborn experience. The Night Owl team will have you feeling rested and comfortable while they are caring for your babies. Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist come with a lot of knowledge, and kindness. We love our team and we hope you will too.
We serve all of Colorado for your overnight and sleep training needs. We provide excellent night nannies. Everyone is either a certified doula and or a newborn care specialist.
How do we serve all of Colorado?
We have a travel team that provides live in care if the drive everyday is too far. Our travel team is booked months in advance. Its important to book as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to work with this amazing team. If you prefer live out care, you will need to pay for the night nurses travel time and gas.
Why do we serve all of Colorado?
Its important for moms to have support. If you live in a rural area you should still have access to postpartum support for you and your baby. Overnights and Sleep Training is a big struggle for not just new moms, but moms with multiple children. We no longer have our villages close by like our mothers had. We want to ensure no matter your location, we will provide support if our team has availability.
Why Night Owl?
We pride ourselves on quality, knowledgeable, and caring woman. We only hire the elite night nurses of Colorado. Night Owl cares about you and your family. We want you to be comfortable with the service and the night nanny in our home. All of our team goes through background checks, drug screens, immunization requirements, 3 years of newborn experience, and in depth reference check.
Did you know if a baby is born in the spring they are more likely to be a CEO. Well those little CEO’s are arriving and we are so excited. Our amazing group of women have been quarantining and are ready to head back into the work force. They are abiding by all CDC guidelines and precautions.
Our night nannies arrive freshly showered in clean clothes, wash hands and take care of the tasks needed for the night. Your Night Nanny will tend to baby while you sleep. Feedings, diaper changes, snuggles, burping, baby laundry, cleaning bottles and breast pump equipment.
Spring Babies are in the air and we can’t wait to help you welcome that bundle of joy home. Our certified doulas and newborn care specialist will guide you through all the ins and outs of a newborn, second (or third) child, sleep regression, and teach you all the tips and tricks along the way.
We provide in home and online support during this pandemic. Our team can support online in a few ways. Doulas offer encouragement, support, an ear, solutions, and sleep training guidance. If your doula was scheduled to be in home and your family has decided to quarantine with out her, not a problem. We can schedule check-ins, meal prep, grocery shopping, and support to mom while she figures out motherhood during these unprecedented times.
Call or email to book an online Sleep Trainer or Doula to guide you through this new journey.
We have all been affected with the Coronavirus. We at Night Owl are abiding by all covid-19 guidelines when running a small business. Why are we essential? Birth and postpartum doulas support baby and Mom. A healing mom is essential after birth. We care for Mom and baby over night and during the day to help the family as a whole. Changing diapers, feedings, breastfeeding support, light housework, meal prep, sleep support and more.
How can we help you remotely
We offer video support for new moms and sleep training online. Grocery shopping, meal prep and drop off, video chat to discuss what baby and mom may need, we create a plan together to help that come to fruition. We can address sleep issues, how to get longer stretches, or even train you how to Sleep Train your infant or toddler to sleep 10-12 hours a night.
Our team is quarantined, staying inside, cleaning surfaces, door handles, steering wheels, taking all safety measures to stay healthy and able to work inside or outside your families home. They shower, and put on fresh clean clothes before arriving to your home. They will wash their hands as usual but more frequent. Shoes taken off at the front door. Temperatures taken daily. We want to keep your family and our Doulas families safe and healthy.
We have a select team on standby waiting for your call. We are a trusted Night Nanny company in Colorado and Hawaii and we hope you continue to utilize our services in home or out.
We understand the health of our nation is in a fragile state right now. We understand cancellations from clients and doulas. We are taking this very seriously.
We also have Doctors, Nurses, Pilots, essential workers that need to attend their careers to help the world stay healthy and or function properly. We have a select group of Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist that have not traveled, and are willing to work with one family at a time. We understand you need sleep in order to function at your job properly.
We are requiring temperature checks everyday from families and Night Nannies. We are requiring each night nanny has not traveled in last 2 weeks. Our team has been abiding by self-quarantine safety measures. Your night nanny will show up freshly showered, in clean clothes, wiping down door handles and car, washing hands as usual but more frequently, and caring for your newborn/infant in the best way we can. Your night nanny will only be traveling from your home to theirs.
If you are in need of a night nanny and can help us keep your family and the family of your Night Nanny safe and healthy, we would love to continue our contracts. We understand this is not an easy time for anyone and are here to help if needed.
We appreciate the essential workers during this time. If we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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.
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.
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.