General frequently asked questions & answers
A newborn care specialist (NCS) is a professional who specializes in providing care for newborn babies and their families. NCSs are typically experienced and trained individuals who work closely with families to support them during the first few weeks or months of a baby’s life.
Overall, the primary goal of an NCS is to help parents feel confident and supported as they navigate the challenges of caring for a newborn. By providing practical assistance and emotional support, an NCS can help ease the transition into parenthood and promote a positive bonding experience between parents and their new baby.
Hiring a newborn care specialist offers a range of benefits, including expert knowledge, support for new parents, assistance with sleep and feeding, emotional support, and parental education. Their presence can significantly ease the transition into parenthood and contribute to a positive and nurturing environment for both the baby and parents.
Yes, I am CPR certified as well as various other certifications. I also frequently attend training classes that cover a wide variety of aspects of Newborn Care such as massage techniques, and infant lactation support.
Yes, I have all the required vaccines.
The role of an NCS can vary depending on the specific needs of the family, but generally, they are responsible for ensuring that the baby’s basic needs are met, such as feeding, diapering, and bathing. They may also assist with sleep training, guide breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and help establish healthy routines for the baby. Additionally, an NCS can provide emotional support and guidance to new parents as they adjust to their new roles.
NCSs may work with families in their homes, either during the day or overnight, and they may be employed on a temporary or long-term basis. Many NCSs have specialized training in areas such as newborn development, infant CPR, and lactation support.
They can guide mothers on when to seek medical attention if they observe any concerning symptoms or behaviors in the baby.
An NCS is considered an independent contractor. She is responsible for paying her own taxes.
For 24-hour care meals and accommodation should be provided but it is not required for overnight care.
NCS goes through a nationwide criminal background check report that includes social security verification as well as personal and professional references.
Bookings can be made through this website on the contact me page. It is encouraged that bookings be at least 4 months in advance but last-minute cases can also be accepted.
Rates are based on individual cases starting at $40 per hour.
There is a ten (10) night minimum to contract my services.
The most requested duration is between 4 and 12 weeks.
The most requested schedule is overnight care. I can also provide daytime help and 24-hour (live-in) care.
If you are looking for overnight help the shift should be at least 10 to 12 hours long. Daytime shift lengths can be flexible.
The NCS wll sleep when the baby is sleeping. She’s also allowed a 4 – 6 hour for each 24-hour period in which she can decide to leave the premises or sleep.