Night Maternity Nurse / Night Nanny

Night Maternity Nurse and Night Nanny

For families with a newborn baby or babies, families experiencing issues with establishing a sound sleep routine, those parents looking to ensure their little one/s are ‘sleeping through the night’ or parents who simply wish to catch up on their own sleep a night maternity nurse or night nanny may be the perfect choice.

A night maternity nurse / night nanny is usually booked somewhere between 8 to 12 hours per night. The start and end times are of course flexible and are discussed and agreed between the maternity nurse / night nanny and the family. Generally the start time falls between 7pm to 10pm until 7am or 8am the following morning. The 7pm start time often suits couples who would like to go out for a short while leaving the night maternity nurse / night nanny to babysit or those who would simply like some private time to spend alone or quality time with older siblings. They are usually booked anywhere from one night per week up to six nights per week. However some night maternity nurses / night nannies are also happy to undertake longer block bookings.

A night maternity nurse / night nanny is not usually responsible for any cleaning or laundry. They do not take responsibility for any older siblings, however sometimes night maternity nurses or night nannies may agree to small amounts of additional childcare. If this is a requirement it should be discussed and agreed prior to commencement of the post.

A Night Maternity Nurse.
First time parents, parents whose baby may have a specific issue or those parents wishing to build upon their own knowledge and confidence may prefer the help of a more experienced maternity nurse. Most maternity nurses have more specialised knowledge and will give advice and support in all areas, including how to establish sustainable, long term breastfeeding / bottle feeding routines and night time / sleep routines that fit into each individual families lifestyle. They are also able to offer invaluable advice and support in many other areas including coping techniques for colic, reflux, tongue tie and post natal depression etc. Any families that have already established or decided upon their own feeding and sleeping routine, should discuss this with the night maternity nurse prior to commencement of the post so that the night maternity nurse can ensure they are adhering to your requirements. A night maternity nurse will deal with all aspects of care for your baby / babies, they will take full care of them throughout the night giving you the opportunity to catch up on some well earned sleep. However if you simply require some support they will provide a vital pair of extra hands during the night when it comes to nappy changing, bottle feeding, assisting with breast feeding (if required) and re-settling your baby or babies. They will also prepare and sterilise bottles and if required prepare and dress the baby / babies in the evenings and mornings.

A Night Nanny
Parents who are already comfortable with the care of their newborn who do not require much advice or direction but simply need an ‘extra pair of hands’ may be happy with a night nanny. A night nanny is usually less experienced than a night maternity nurse, they tend to be experienced nannies that are knowledgeable and skilled in the care of newborns and babies. Some may also have previous experience with multiples. A night nanny will deal with all aspects of care for the baby and work within the guidelines and preferences of the family regarding the babies sleep and feeding routine. They can either provide a vital extra pair of hands during the night when it comes to nappy changing, bottle feeding and re-settling the child if you simply want some support or they will take care of your child throughout the night if you wish to catch up on your sleep, they will also prepare and sterilise bottles and if required dress and prepare the baby / babies in the evenings and mornings.

First Class Nannies and Helpers are happy to discuss the different options with families. If you think a night maternity nurse or night nanny would be ideal for you, would like more information or wish to discuss your requirements please contact us on 01347 822208, email info@firstclassnannies.co.uk or download a registration form here.