As we learn more about keeping safe during coronavirus, please see our most recently updated Best Practices Here.
Last updated- Dec 1, 2020 Here at Let Mommy Sleep we’ve prided ourselves on using the highest vetting and safety practices possible since we began in 2010. As a company dedicated to evidence-based care, we lean on the recommendations of the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other primary sources. Specifically we follow the AAP statement that vaccines for health care workers are “ethical, necessary and just” to protect vulnerable populations such as newborns and infants.
Coronavirus has caused us to examine and refine our practices even further, and while we all wish we weren’t in this sensitive situation we're proud to have the opportunity to share our safety practices as well as newer covid19 protocols.
In March 2020, when there were still so many unknowns about coronavirus, Let Mommy Sleep voluntarily shut down. Although we are considered an essential service, the risk was too great to our team, families and newborns. Since reopening we have implemented the following safety practices, in addition to our ongoing protocols:
What we have always done, and will continue to do:
- Caregivers wash hands upon arrival into the family home and continue handwashing and sanitizing through the night and before and after all contact with baby.
- We remove our shoes upon arrival into your home.
- Following American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC guidelines for healthcare providers, we remain updated on all vaccinations to minimize the risk of influenza, pertussis (MMR) and other illnesses to which newborns are vulnerable. As a company, we are allowed to request proof of these vaccinations, as the EEOC makes exceptions for healthcare workers.
- Provide free continuing education to all staff to ensure we are following the most recent safety, health and care guidelines.
- Staff is kept home at any sign of illness, even if symptoms might be “just allergies.”
What we’ve implemented since covid19:
- All caregivers wear masks.
- Caregivers change clothing upon arrival.
- Body temperature is routinely monitored; at a minimum the caregiver’s temperature is taken prior to beginning each shift.
- Caregivers work with one family at a time to minimize exposure.
- Registered Nurses working with our families work on “covid clean” only floors in hospital. Our labor and delivery nurses are not working with us during the pandemic because of potential exposure in maternity wards.
- COVID19 vaccinations for all staff
What can families and Newborn and Postpartum Care providers do together to minimize cornovirus exposure?
In addition to following CDC recommendations, please leave sanitizing wipes or other household cleaners out for our team to use periodically through the night. While we can’t always practice social distancing when caring for babies, we can wear masks, handwash and clean, clean, clean!
We can’t wait to see you again and remain thankful and privileged to be in your homes.
CEO, Let Mommy Sleep