Baby Nurses usually are not registered or vocational nurses, they
are women with newborn expertise, very knowledgeable in the area
of post-partum recovery for Mom and Baby, bottlefeeding, breastfeeding
“hands-on”, and transitioning the baby into the family.
The Baby Nurse enters your home to care for you and your infant
for up to 24 hours per day or as little as 6.
for the profession and those seeking the exceptional Baby Nurse,
not all those who call themselves Baby Nurses are ‘good’,
but there are large group of us that are above the rest. Most
of us chat regularly to see how to maintain standards as exceptional
Baby Nurses as well as have an extensive training programs along
with a standardized examination which willl give the consumer
added confidence when interviewing and hiring a Baby Nurse.
Nurses also set up a routine that fits the family which in turn
provides each member some predictability and routine. Routine
in a family, especially for children provide safety and comfort
which is so helpful when a new member arrives on their territory!
This also facilitates easier family functioning and allows the
family to run more effectively.
availability of a Baby Nurse varies with each Baby Nurse so it
is helpful for you to know how you will be needing the Baby Nurse
and what services you see you and your family needing. It may
take some searching for a good fit not unsimiliar to a new pair
of shoes, you will know when the fit is a good one!! Sometimes
it does take some looking around to find that wonderful new pair
of shoes that fit. Acquiring a Baby Nurse is an arrangement of
choice – both for the family and by the Baby Nurse.
well-qualified Baby Nurses function as educators, supporters,
observers, listeners, and advocate for the new parents in the
care of their new baby. The ultimate goal of any Baby Nurse is
to leave your home as soon as she can which means she has done
her job well.
BABYNURSE EXTRAORDINIARE STYLE/PHILOSOPHY
style and philosophy regarding babies has been a part of my life
since pre-school. As told by my mother, I would touch the pregnant
tummies of women I didn’t know without explanation and played
dolls while my girlfriends were into boys. Babies are truly a
blessing from God; purity in it’s finest form. This wondrous
miracle brings such joy and with the joy, the entire experience
is usually quite overwhelming, confusing because it’s not
the fantasy that is normally expected and to be honest –
scary. A very difficult time for parents and the new baby; it’s
a learning experience for all involved. My role is to form a partnership
with you to lend a learning and comforting hand while caring for
style is to make the joyous experience just that, JOYOUS. I desire
the experience to be less frightening and overwhelming. My goal
is to increase parental confidence. One way this is done is by
having the parents participate at their comfort level once I have
modeled and explained infant care for them. It’s less daunting
when someone with expertise is there helping you while praising
your parental instincts and that they are, indeed, intact. These
steps increase parental confidence and instill trust in their
of all our time together teaching, learning, watching, participating,
parents increase their confidence and instincts. One way this
is done is by having the parents participate with me in the care,
keeping a detailed log of the baby’s activities and feedings
during the days and nights. This exercise serves to pinpoint an
activity that may cause fussiness or patterns of behavior that
would alert you to a problem for the MD plus and all of the information
the MD will want to know during a phone call or a visit. This
log also serves to help keep the baby on the agreed upon routine
which was set at the beginning and helps pinpoint any developing
patterns that may need changing.
have my own children and grandchildren (new, so be sure to ask),
so I’ve done it my way. I am not invested in convincing
you that my way is best. But I am interested in knowing how you
want things done even if they change daily until we get it just
like you like it. This is very important because so many new Moms
are afraid to tell the nurse that she wants it her way and not
the nurses. A good nurse will be flexible enough to discuss it
with you so you know it is the best for you. Openness and flexibility
are important qualities that I rely on. I’m there for your
questions, support, and concerns. We can get through anything
by coming together and discussing thoughts, feelings, and what
the next step needs to be. If I don’t know the answer there
are many resources to find what you are needing. cincinnati
am instinctively maternal, great care giver, nurturing and babies
, toddlers, and young children are drawn to me and me to them.
teach that parenting can be fun, full of joy with tons of laughter
even at the beginning. Don’t listen to the horror stories.
Most likely they didn’t have the corrective help you are
going to receive.
do have preferences with the families I work with, so please ask
to prompt a discussion.