Your Newborn Care Specialist Services
A newborn care specialist (some also say “baby nurse” though she is not a nurse) is a newborn expert that helps care for your baby the first weeks or months after birth. They are able to ease your burden so you can sleep better at night and take naps during the day. They ensure breastfeeding is going well and help you learn how to take care of your baby.
What is the difference between a newborn care specialist
and a postpartum doula?
While many parents may think that hiring help after birth is a luxury, not a necessity, many end up proven terribly wrong. This is especially true when it comes to first time parents, parents of multiples, parents without family in the city, and in cases where both parents are working.
The post-birth recovery period comes with many challenges and uncertainties, including lack of knowledge about baby care basics. A surprisingly large number of parents suffer from sleep deprivation and struggle with carrying on with their day-time jobs because the newborn needs constant care and feeding throughout the night.
This is where your newborn care specialist comes in.
About the “NY baby” newborn care specialists:
Stephanie Heintzeler knows just the right qualities to look for in a newborn care specialist as she has worked with expecting and new parents for over 20 years. A former midwife in Germany turned doula, she constantly gets questions regarding birth support, classes, baby specialists or postpartum doulas so it was only natural to add baby nurses to the NY Baby team. She hand picks and does a background screening on each newborn specialist herself, ensuring they have the following qualifications.
- Training as a professional and qualified newborn specialist
- Clean background check
- Experience with breastfeeding
- CPR certification
Your newborn care specialist will help you in all these areas of your “newborn” life:
- Breastfeeding/lactation support
- Prenatal/postnatal care
- Nighttime feedings
- Promoting healthy feeding habits and sleep environment
- Care for singletons, twins, triplets, etc.
- Bathing the newborn/infant
- Dressing the newborn/infant
- Sterilization of bottles, pacifiers and other nursery items
- Maintaining a clean, sanitized nursery
- Umbilical cord and circumcision care
- Baby laundry
- Educating & supporting parents with regards to infant care
Not all newborn care specialists with a certificate may turn out to be the right choice for you, simply because your expectations may be different from what they are capable of offering. Hence, clearly communicating your expectations before hiring them, as well as making sure that they are comfortable with and capable of meeting your needs is a must.
Options on how to work with a newborn care specialist:
24/7 for several weeks or months
Overnight stays 12 hours
Daytime stays 12 hours
Depending on their experience and qualifications, a newborn care specialist salary ranges anywhere from $25 – $40 per hour.
We recommend you book your newborn care specialist a minimum of 2-3 months in advance (or as soon as possible) as the highly experienced baby nurses tend to get booked well into the future.
To request services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 917-399-2031.