A Baby nurse is a newborn specialist. Baby nurses have a deep understanding of the developmental stages of newborns. Most have taken courses to stay current with the latest newborn philosophies and standards.
Baby nurses will take special care of your newborn. They will help teach you how to care for your newborn, including bathing techniques, feeding, diapering, dressing, how to do the baby’s laundry and the maintenance of your baby’s room. They will help to get the baby on a schedule, which will also help the parent’s sleeping pattern once the Baby nurse leaves.
The length of a Baby nurse stay is usually between 1 and 6 months, but is determined by the needs of the family. Since you will be spending many hours with your Baby nurse, phone interviews and personal interviews are encouraged. This will allow you the opportunity to confirm that their skills and personality are the best fit for you and your family. Some families wish to have their Baby nurse meet with the mother’s OB/GYN or the prospective pediatrician. Often the grandparents are involved in the interview process as well.