One of the most trying times for parents occurs when their new baby is just a few days or months old. Transitioning into parenthood involves hormonal fluctuations, sleepless nights, and lots of questions.
Newborn Care Specialists are specifically trained to work with infants from birth through the first few months of their lives. This is a temporary position, usually lasting at least two weeks, but often three months or a little more. Newborn Care Specialists most often work at night, with their usual duties being:
- Helps with feedings
- Bathing the infant
- Changing diapers
- Sleep training
- Helping the baby develop a schedule
- Keeping a log of when the baby eats, sleeps, and has a diaper change
- Helps the baby and parents settle in
While newborn specialists focus on the baby, they’re a blessing for parents. Hiring a newborn care specialist can help new moms and dads get more sleep so that they can spend quality time with their bundles of joy when they’re awake.