What is an Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse”?
An Infant Specialist is an experienced newborn and infant specialist, prepared & dedicated to providing outstanding in-home service including, but not limited to, physical and emotional support for families making the initial adjustment of a new baby. Your Infant Specialist will assist the entire family with the everyday care of your new baby/babies. She will collaborate with you to establish a sleeping and eating routine that accommodates your families schedule and needs. Your Infant Specialist helps to ensure that everyone is getting the much needed rest they deserve. The goal of the Infant Specialist is to leave the family with all family members comfortably transitioned into their new role in caring for new baby/babies.
Some of the responsibilities of the Infant Specialist include:
- Feeding the baby/babies
- Bathing baby/babies
- Sterilizing, cleaning and preparing bottles
- Initiating a schedule for sleeping, meals, nap and play-time
- Laundering baby/babies clothing and linens
- Keeping the nursery tidy
- Changing linens
- Maintaining all supplies
- Restocking baby/babies care items
- Emptying diaper containers
- Keeping the baby/babies playrooms and bathroom tidy
- Keeping age appropriate toys safe and in good working order
- Keeping a daily journal of baby/babies schedules and moods
- Running baby/babies related errands as directed
- Transporting baby/babies to activities and appointments
- Singing, reading, and stimulating activities for the baby/babies
- Lactation support
What is a typical schedule for an Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse”?
An Infant Specialist is typically employed full-time, either working 12-hour shifts or four 24-hour shifts five to seven days a week. This schedule helps families rest so they are energized to enjoy their new baby. The Infant Specialist will work with your family to set the baby’s schedule to best meet your needs. If 24-hour service is requested, a four hour break should be provided to the Infant Specialist during that time.
How long should I have an Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse”?
Having an Infant Specialist is a luxury. To have the full effect of an Infant Specialist, we recommend that you reserve them for a minimum of two weeks and up to 3 months and longer, depending on your needs. Families with preemies, twins, triplets, and quadruplets tend to have Infant Specialist’s for a longer period of time. We can discuss your needs and find out how long the service should be provided in order to meet your goals.
What do I need to provide for an Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse”?
To make for a happy and comfortable experience for your Infant Specialist, the following accommodations shall be provided: preferably a private bedroom, radio, TV, Internet access and preferably a private bathroom, for 24- hour care. If that is not possible, a minimum of a bed, chair, table, lamp and space for personal items either in the babies room or another space shall be provided. You will also be expected to provide the food, beverages, and a car for any driving including running baby errands.
What is my goal as your Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse”?
Our focus as your Baby Nurse is to reassure you as new parents and make your transition to parenthood relaxed and enjoyable. Nobody will ever parent your child as well as you will, and we want to help get you off to a good start.
Contact PINK Newborn Services today for more information about Infant Specialist “Baby Nurse” services.