Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the difference between Night Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists, Baby Nurses, and Maternity Nurses?
Within the Colorado area, the terms Night Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, and Baby Nurse all tend to mean the same thing – a person who works a specific overnight shift helping with a newborn, and then go homes in the morning. However, the definition of a Baby Nurse can vary depending on what part of the country you are located. For most places, a Baby Nurse means a Night Nanny, but there can be localities where it is related to a licensed RN (Registered Nurse) or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), who works as “Baby Nurse” that provides infant care. Sometimes Baby Nurses or Maternity Nurses will also provide temporary live-in care. All these positons offer care directly following the birth and bring extensive knowledge with basic infant care, and postpartum mother care.
Why do I need a night nanny?
There are many reasons. First and foremost, to ensure the well-being of Mom and Dad. Once this happens, the infant(s) can be made a priority with positive and quality parenting. Second, to decrease sleep deprivation and to get your baby sleeping through the night. Third, to provide support for parents that are lacking the support of extended family. Night Nannies for Newborns offer parents the support and peace of mind they need.
What are the responsibilities of the Night Nanny?
The Night Nanny will provide all basic infant care including, but not limited to: bottle-feeding / help with nursing, burping, changing diapers, cleaning a circumcision and/or umbilical cord, bathing, and comforting the baby. They can also provide sleep training, help with scheduling, and provide an abundance of tips, tricks, and information to assist you with your newborn. Upon agreement, a Night Nanny will do anything baby related.
Does the Night Nanny Sleep?
Night nannies, change, swaddle, soothe, and feed babies, caring for them throughout the night so you can get the rest you need. But, yes, the Night Nanny does sleep when the baby is resting. It is necessary that the nanny does not stimulate the infant(s) with music, television, or light. Your Night Nanny is there to provide an environment conducive to what the home would be like without her there.
Can I afford a night nanny?
Night Nannies for Newborns offers many flexible options that fit a variety of family needs. Our goal is to support and nurture families, like yours, by providing the affordable help you need within your home, without breaking the bank.