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What is a Baby Nurse?
What are the responsibilities of a Baby Nurse?
Baby Nurses who work night shifts typically sleep in the baby's room and manage their care while you sleep restfully in bed. When the baby wakes up, the Baby Nurse feeds by bottle or brings the baby to you for nursing. After feeding, the baby is burped and changed before being settled back to sleep. A daytime Baby Nurse provides similar care and also strives to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for your baby during waking hours. Both day and night Baby Nurses document your baby's patterns and keep a log of sleeping, feeding and changing times so you can transition the baby to a regular schedule.
Baby Nurses are generally not responsible for household duties unrelated to the new baby or for the care of other children in the household.
When should I begin a Baby Nurse search?
What is the typical work schedule for a Baby Nurse? Baby Nurses work full-time, usually in 12- hour shifts, day or night or work 24-hour shifts, either 5 or 7 days a week. Baby Nurses usually work a minimum of 2 weeks and have been known to stay on positions as long as 1 year.
What is the typical salary range for a Baby Nurse?
Additional Information on N+m Baby NursesYour personal Baby Nurse comes to you as educator, advocate, helper and supporter. Typically, Baby Nurses are far from family and friends. They give up their privacy when coming on board to live-in/work long hours in your home. This allows you, the parent, to have complete coverage and clearance for sleep, work, play and everyday living.
To make for a happy, pleasant and comfortable experience, we have found it is wise to accommodate your Baby Nurse with the necessities. The following is recommended: Bed (24 hour assignments), chair, table, lamp, radio/TV, phone, computer accessibility (if at all possible) and preferably private bath. You will also be expected to provide the food and beverage.
Breaks, downtime and scheduled time off for the Baby Nurse is essential for the best working relations. Providing your Baby Nurse this time is encouraged and appreciated. It is customary to tip your Baby Nurse for her services upon completion of her assignment.
Your Baby Nurse should be treated as the professional that she is. She possesses special sensitivity to meeting diverse needs in varied situations. Fostering positive interaction/communication is the key for a happy and successful experience.
Upon completion of Baby Nurse’s assignment, N+m requests a letter of recommendation is provided. This will allow expecting parents to obtain insight first-hand on the Baby Nurse’s performance.
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