What is a Newborn Care Specialist?
A Newborn Care Specialist, aka Baby Nurse and sometimes referred to as a “Night Nanny”, is an experienced and nurturing individual proficient in all aspects of newborn baby care and parental support. Their primary role is to provide assistance during the post-delivery recovery period and assist you with all aspects of newborn care. These duties include but are not limited to feeding, changing, bathing, infant laundry, sterilizing bottles, and helping parents catch up on much-needed rest.
Specialists who work night shifts (8-12 hours per night based on family’s individual needs) typically stay in the baby’s room and manage their care while you get rest. When the baby wakes up, they will feed by bottle or bring the baby to Mom for nursing. After feeding; they will burp, change, soothe, and settle the baby back to sleep. A daytime Newborn Care Specialist provides similar care and also strives to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for your baby during waking hours. Both day and night, they document your baby’s patterns and keep a log of sleeping, feeding, and changing times. Typically one of their key objectives is to help transition the baby to a regular feeding and sleeping schedule.