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The role of the Registered Nurse or Newborn Care Provider is to feed, soothe, bathe, change & provide all other gentle care to baby through the night.

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What’s a Night Nanny?

There are lots of terms for a helper that supports new babies and their parents overnight such as postpartum doula, newborn care provider and baby nurse. The term “Nurse” is protected in most states and should only be used by an actual licensed Nurse, but the other titles describe similar support roles. So, let’s start […]

Should I Host an Au Pair?

Should I Host an Au Pair? answers parents’ frequently asked questions about au pairs so you can see if this international childcare option is right for you, your newborn and your family. Should I Host an Au Pair? How does a family actually host an au pair? The first thing to do is register with […]

Guide to Hiring the Perfect Babysitter

Updated July 26, 2021 If you’ve never hired a babysitter or nanny, it can be hard to know what makes a great candidate, especially if you have a newborn or infant. Hereā€™s our guide to hiring the perfect babysitter! Guide to Hiring the Perfect Babysitter – Basic Questions to Ask Potential Sitters: Trust Your Gut […]

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Night Nanny or Postpartum Doula

Considering hiring help when your newborn or twins arrive? Before the interview, it might be helpful to think about what aspects of baby care will be most helpful to you. Questions to Ask When Hiring a Night Nanny or Postpartum Doula is a starting point for families considering in-home care of their newborns, infants or […]