Newborn Care Specialist in DC Metro Area

Newborn Care

What is a Newborn Care Specialist?  

A newborn care specialist is a trained professional who provide support to families in the first 12 weeks of the baby's life.  They help nurture and care for babies while creating good feeding and sleep habits, and helping parents become confident in caring for their new bundle of joy.  Newborn Care Specialists have extensive training on babies in the first few months, and are up-to-date with the latest swaddling techniques, colic (reflux), and establishing good sleep patterns.  

Why Overnight Newborn Care is Necessary

Experts say that on avarege, parents lose about 3 hours a sleep each night for the first year.  Sleep deprivation can lead to mood changes, stress, postpartum depression, low energy levels, brain fog, forgetfullness and challenged decision making.  Additionally, if you are planning to breastfeed, lack of sleep and stress can reduce your milk supply.  With reliable overnight help from a trained professional, mothers can get the restful slumber they need to be healthy.

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Newborn Care Package

We offer 8-12 hour shifts
2-7 days per week

Standard Package

  • Logging baby's sleep, feedings, and diapering

  • Breast/Chest-feeding Support

  • Bathing

  • Swaddling

  • Circumcision care

  • Bottle prep for the next day

  • Clean bottles & pumping parts

  • 24/7 Parent support

  • 6-12 weeks of care

  • Mama and Baby Essential Guide

Premium Package

  • Logging baby's sleep, feedings, and diapering

  • Breast/Chest-feeding Support

  • Bathing

  • Swaddling

  • Circumcision care

  • Bottle prep for the next day

  • Clean bottles & pumping parts

  • 24/7 Parent support

  • 6-12 weeks of care

  • Mama and Baby Essential Guide

  • Maintaining nursery

  • Baby laundry

  • 1 Home Visit from a Certified Lactation Consultant

  • 1 Follow-up Virtual Visit from a Certified Lactation Consultant

The Difference between a
Night Nurse and Night Nanny

“Night Nurse” and “Night Nanny” are two commonly used terms in the newborn care industry.  Legally, individuals are prohibited from identifying themselves as nurses unless they possess the official credentials required for this profession.  A “night nurse” (sometimes called a “baby nurse”) should be a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN).  Most often, these are NICU nurses who take on overnight shifts to provide care for new babies.  However, many unqualified people still refer to themselves as night nurses, despite lacking the mandatory licenses.  If you’re seeking overnight care for your newborn from a medical professional, we recommend verifying the candidate’s qualifications.

Alternatively, “night nannies” are much what they sound like: professional nannies who take excellent care of your baby while you sleep.  Although they are not certified Newborn Care Specialists and have not received expert training for this job, many have gained years of experience providing care for this age group.  They may work with families long-term and some stay on as daytime nannies, while night nurses and Newborn Care Specialists tend to be more provisional, typically being present for about three months.