One of the most frequent questions that my clients ask is, how long will it take before their baby will sleep through the night? Usually we give them an estimate on what to expect, somewhere between 12-16 weeks for a healthy baby when working with one of our highly trained night nannies. But really, so much depends on what the family does during the day in conjunction with what the night nanny is doing at night. If you truly want your baby to sleep at night, you have to make sure to feed your baby every three hours during the day and ensure they are gettting sufficient and regular naps. The more that your baby is able to eat in the day, the less that they will need to eat at night. The same goes for sleep, sleep begets sleep, so an overtired baby will not sleep well at night. A little work on the families part goes a long way to getting your baby sleeping through the night!
I was having a conversation with a client this week and the comment came up that they had a difficult time finding our services online. It turns out they were searching for baby nurses. I thought I would take some time and discuss the difference between baby nurses, newborn care specialists and night nannies.
The term Baby Nurse is often used in different parts of the country for describing a night nanny or newborn care specialist. This is obviously different from a licenses RN (Registered Nurse) or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) working as a Baby Nurse and providing infant care. For us they are all extremely caring and knowledgeable women that can aid you and your family with your overnight infant care needs. However, here at Night Nannies for Newborns we prefer to use the term night nannies or newborn care specialists instead of baby nurses.
We have extensive experience working with infants that have special needs such as: being on oxygen, using apnea monitors, have reflux, colic or other medical issues. So we are equipped to care for your infant once they are able to go home. Your specific needs and concerns will determine whether or not you need a licensed nurse. If you are looking for the best night nanny care in Colorado's Front Range please feel free to contact us.
Night Nannies for Newborns is proud to have been contacted and covered by the New York Times for an article on recent trends in child care.
SLOGGING through endless nights with a newborn baby has long been a parenting rite of passage. But for some dual-income parents, the arrival of the night nanny is making those 2 a.m. interruptions a thing of the past.
Demand for overnight nannies — also known as newborn specialists — has been growing, especially in the last five years and largely in major metropolitan areas,