In the First Weeks of Your Little One’s Life, You Need All the Support You Can Get.
Newborn Care Specialists
A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) is a highly trained and experienced individual who specializes in infant care. An NCS often has extensive knowledge in caring for multiples or premature infants, and is well versed in establishing good eating and sleeping habits. Whereas nannies work and grow with a family for many years, an NCS is an expert who will work with you for the first weeks and months of your newborn’s life. A good NCS will not only provide excellent routine care for your child, but also teach you how to take care of your baby yourself. This can help you learn valuable skills about baby care without sacrificing the level of care that your child will receive during those first few months.
Who’s it for?
Newborn Care Specialists are helpful for all parents, providing sanity, support, and much-needed sleep. Families that benefit most from an NCS are first-time parents expecting singletons and/or multiples, families with heavy or atypical work schedules, moms recovering from a c-section, adoptive parents, surrogate parents, those without family support nearby, or parents who simply need a good night’s rest!
We have the best!
YesBabyCare represents only the most qualified Newborn Care Specialists! Each one is required to have a NCS certification (or equivalent experience), an up to date infant CPR and First Aid certification, and at least 5 years of experience. Our caregivers are passionate about providing the very best in newborn care, giving parents much-needed rest and relief, in order to support healthy and happy families.
Newborn Care Specialist’s Responsibilities
Newborn Care Specialists generally work night shifts, managing the baby’s needs while the parents sleep. When the baby wakes up, the NCS feeds by bottle or brings the baby to the mom for nursing. Other care may include burping, soothing, changing, dressing, and age-appropriate sleep training.
An NCS understands the importance of a child having healthy, educated, and empowered parents. An NCS will teach the proper methods of care, provide lactation support, and have a basic understanding of Postpartum Mood Disorders, knowing when to suggest outside help. As families transition into full-time nanny care, an NCS can provide hands-on training for your new nanny so that consistency in care can continue after her term ends.
An NCS will bathe the newborn/infant using appropriate products and water temperature, taking the time to teach parents the proper methods for sponge baths and umbilical cord and circumcision care.
In addition to direct care, an NCS will help with other tasks, such as baby-related errands, organizing and stocking the nursery, washing and sterilizing bottles and pumping supplies, and helping with the baby’s laundry.
Both day and night, Newborn Care Specialists document the baby’s patterns and keep a log of sleeping, feeding, and changing times, as well as other pertinent information and observations.
Your NCS will work with you to come up with a healthy and developmentally appropriate routine for your infant, scheduling things such as sleeping, feeding, socializing, napping, and playtime with a focus on developmental milestones.
Schedule & Rates
Newborn Care Specialists work either 12-hour or 24-hour shifts. Terms vary in length between 1 to 6 months, and can start as early as the day of birth. Typically, families hire an NCS for approximately 16 weeks, or until their baby is successfully sleeping through the night. On-call services are not available at this time. Depending on experience, qualifications, and the number of children (singleton or multiples), rates for Newborn Care Specialists can range from $25-$50/hr. YesBabyCare recommends booking your Newborn Care Specialist at least 2-3 months prior to your due date as highly experienced candidates book up quickly.
What Our Families are Saying
Sali is a fantastic baby nurse. She was very helpful in showing my daughter how to take care of a newborn. She took care of the baby as if it were her own child. Thank you YesBabyCare.