Our COVID19 and Ongoing Newborn Care Best Practices:

By Let Mommy Sleep. January 11, 2021

Last updated, Jan 11 2021 - Our Nurses and Newborn Care Providers are now receiving the 2nd round of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. We will still wear masks because even though we cannot "get covid" it's still possible for a vaccinated individual to transmit the virus. 

Update - 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. Here is an overview of current Let Mommy Sleep practices: 

What we always do:

  • Wash Hands - 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.
  • Remove Shoes -  upon arrival into your home.
  • Vaccinate - Unlike some in our industry, we follow evidence-based science. We follow American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC guidelines for healthcare providers and remain updated on all vaccinations to minimize the risk of influenza, pertussis (MMR), TDaP and illnesses to which newborns are vulnerable. 
  • Continuing Ed - Provide free continuing education to all staff to ensure we're following the most recent safety, health and care guidelines. 
  • Err on the side of caution - Staff is kept home at any sign of illness, even if symptoms might be “just allergies.”

What we’ve implemented since covid19:

  • Masks - All caregivers wear masks even after receiving the COVID19 vaccine.
  • Temperature Checks - Body temperature is routinely monitored
  • One Family at a Time - Caregivers work with one family at a time to minimize exposure between clients.
  • Quarantining - We quarantine for 7-10 days between families.
  • COVID Clean Floors - 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. 

What can we do together to minimize 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. 

In solidarity,

Denise Stern

CEO, Let Mommy Sleep