A maternity nurse or night nanny is there to support your family both emotionally and practically during the first few months of bringing a newborn home. Not all families have the benefit of close family to help and so an expert in the field can be an invaluable pillar of support.
A maternity nurse or night nanny can be of great benefit to the following families:
- Where labour has been complicated and mum needs extra help
- Where parents have twins, triplets or existing children and need an extra pair of hands
- Where one or both parents work nights
- Where baby has some health issues such as colic or reflux
- Where one or more parent needs to get sufficient rest for work
- Where establishing a routine as early as possible is important
- Where family support isn’t close by
- Where mum needs to return to work quickly
Maternity nurses and night nannies are trained specifically to care for newborn babies and mums and can help families learn how to care for their new arrival and establish routines and feeding schedules that fit their family dynamic. A maternity nurse or night nanny can also help teach your baby how to sleep through the night which is a challenge faced by most parents.