Babies are simply beautiful, from their sweet faces to the their tiny toes. Every baby is special and a gift to be treasured with delicate hands and a loving heart.

Babies are not born with an instruction manual & at times can be hard to figure out. Their cries are like secret code, that parents have to decipher, which can be a challenge.

Celebration!

Happy to announce, I have just helped my 135th  baby learn to sleep!

What is a Newborn Care Sleep Specialist?

A newborn care specialist or an infant specialist is a person who has received specialized training in the care of newborns and infants and is equipped to care for their individual needs, as well as provide parental support and education.

My role as your Newborn Care Sleep Specialist

I have been caring for the specific needs of newborns and infants for well over 25-years. I have received individualized infant training as an EMT-basic and LPN coursework, as well as completing newborn care specialist certification training and attending, to-date 120 newborn and infant related continuing education classes.


As a newborn care specialist, I "listen" to your baby's body cues and cries to learn what they need. There are at least 5 specific cries babies have that mean different things: such as "I'm hungry", "I'm tired", "I'm uncomfortable", "I'm in pain" and "I'm bored".  As you get to know your baby you will begin to recognize their different cries and be able to respond to their needs without frustration. Until that time, I am here to help guide you. Babies also communicate their needs through body language sharing with you that they are tired, hungry, uncomfortable and even over-stimulated.  It just takes some time to learn your baby's cues. But don't worry, you got this!


Babies also need to learn how to sleep. Many new parents often talk about how their baby slept all the time until around 4 to 6-weeks old. That is pretty normal, the first 4 to 6 weeks of life is considered the '4th trimester' in which there is a lot of development taking place within your baby, and the majority of growth/development occurs when baby is sleeping. Then, at 4 to 6 weeks, that rapid growth/development period ends and your baby begins to cry more to tell you what they need.


My goal is to not only help your baby learn to sleep on their own, but to also help them develop positive sleep habits. Your baby will grow so quickly and I want to help you enjoy every aspect of being a parent.


If you are seeking to hire me as your newborn care specialist, I would be happy to meet with you around your 6 or 7th month of pregnancy, as my schedule books quickly (usually 3-months is advance).


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My role as a newborn care sleep specialist is to come into your home overnight to care for your baby's needs, to work with you to create 'sleep cues' that your baby will over time learn to recognize as meaning "it's time to sleep", develop a plan to move baby's calorie consumption to daytime hours, so gradually they learn to sleep longer stretches at night as they grow, and create a nursery atmosphere that is conducive to healthy sleep.

What I offer your family is so much more than caring for your baby while you sleep​​:

  • Gentle sleep techniques based upon your baby's natural sleep rhythm to build baby's ability to sleep independently
  • Sleep cycle education
  • Share with you the numerous cries of babies and what they mean
  • Feed - breast and/or bottle
  • Breastfeeding education & support - diet modification
  • Formula education (help you determine the best for your baby)
  • Formula allergies
  • Acid reflux, GERD, colic - tummy trouble education & support
  • Diaper & hygiene care (recommended products)
  • Umbilical care
  • Circumcision care
  • Introduce the concept of sleep (babies have to learn how to put themselves to sleep - self-soothe)
  • Create a healthy nursery that invites sleep
  • Provides information on SIDS risk reducers
  • Daily, weekly and monthly goals (based upon your chosen parenting style)
  • Milestone achievement (share with you activities you can do with your baby)
  • Development of daily routine schedule
  • Education of schedule vs on-demand feeding
  • Medical support - oxygen, feeding tubes, g-tubes, apnea monitors, drains, cleft palate, seizures & more (special medical waiver completion required)
  • Feeding at night: I work with you and honor your wishes when it's time for your baby to 'eat' at night. I am happy to bring your baby to you to nurse, or use a bottle. I am here to support you
  • Detailed weekly developmental progress information 

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Sleep teaching usually takes about 3 to 4-months, as I use a gradual little to no-cry method and work with your baby's natural sleep rhythm. Each baby learns the art of sleep differently, thus I do not rush them through the process, as I believe learning to sleep in a positive non-stress way helps create good sleep habits for life.

I have extensive experience caring for preemies, newborns & infants with medical needs and various medical equipment.

As well as those who have had surgery and I work along side you to make sure you are comfortable with all that I do for your baby.

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Rates: $28 per hour (twins $35) if you are within 20 miles of my home (85262). $30 per hour (twins $40) if you live 21+ miles from my home. I arrive at your home between 9-10 PM and leave at 6AM, depending upon when your baby wakes, or our agreed upon time. These hours are flexible. The nights I'm available vary depending upon previous bookings. I provide care up to 5-nights per week.


Retainer: If you select me as your newborn care specialist, I will ask for a retainer to secure my services that is applied towards the final week of our work agreement. 


Work agreement: Together we will complete a work agreement so that we have the same understanding of goals, sleep plan and care duration.


If you've already had your precious baby and find that you would like some help with sleep teaching, transition from cot/cradle to crib, or just to get some solid, uninterrupted sleep, I am happy to help.