What is a night nanny and why would I need one?
A baby of all ages can be hard work, but in particular the early stages, sleep exhaustion is most likely to be on the cards. As much as people tell you these phases will pass, sometimes it's great to have that extra help when you're headed for sleepless nights and full on days.
A night nanny will allow you to have the much needed rest you require in order to give your baby the attention they need in the day, or if you're returning to work, the energy to get through it.
What is the role of a night nanny?
As a night nanny I would be in charge of all night feeds should your baby be bottle fed, either formula or expressed breast milk and if solely breast fed I would be bring your baby to you when they would be ready for the next feed. After either of these feeding methods I would then burp, change and re-settle your baby, which can take some time especially if they suffer with colic.
Other duties would include the following:
Giving help and advice on getting your baby into a sleep routine
Cleaning a circumcision and / or umbilical cord
I will also be on hand to give invaluable advise on a variety of issues such as:
Breast and Bottle Feeding
What hours does a night nanny work?Working 10 hour nights with the flexibility to suit your needs I would usually come to your home either 9pm- 7am or 10pm- 8 am.
Am I a bad parent for thinking of getting a Night Nanny?
Simply put, NO. For more on my reasonings click here to read my blog.