About to Welcome a Newborn Baby? Consider Hiring a Night Nanny
The arrival of a newborn baby is an exciting and special time for parents, but few are prepared for the sleepless nights and fatigue which come with this joyous occasion. Hiring a night nanny can help to ease the transition into motherhood, allowing you to enjoy a full night’s rest safe in the knowledge that your dedicated nanny is tending to the needs of your baby. In this blog post, ABC Nanny Services will highlight some of the top reasons to consider hiring a night nanny.
What is a night nanny?
As the name suggests, a night nanny is a childcare professional who cares for infants throughout the night. Many parents choose to hire a night nanny for the first few months following the birth of their child, allowing them to get some much-needed rest throughout the night. This can be particularly beneficial for parents who work full time, in addition to mothers who have experienced a difficult pregnancy or delivery.
Newborn babies require regular care and attention, and it is not uncommon for mothers to wake multiple times throughout the night for feeding, changing and comforting duties. Hiring a night nanny can help to ensure you maintain a healthy sleep schedule, so that you are fully rested and ready for the day ahead. Following the birth of a child, it can often take some time to ease back into your regular routine and feel your usual self. Hiring a night nanny can help to ease some of the caring responsibilities and expedite the recovery process.
How can an overnight nanny assist?
Night nannies are available to assist with all responsibilities including:
- Nightly care needs
- Feeding assistance
- Changing your baby’s nappies
- Sleep guidance
- Support for the mother
- Light housework related to the provision of a safe and comfortable environment for your baby
Rest assured that all ABC Nanny Services overnight nannies are fully committed to providing your baby with the utmost care and attention. Services can be tailored according to your needs, with most night nannies being hired for the hours between 9pm-7am. Many parents find it helpful to hire a night nanny for a couple of alternating nights per week, which allows them time to catch up on sleep and remain involved in their baby’s care needs on an alternating basis.
The Importance of Sleep
Sleep is an essential function for people of all ages, as it helps to ensure optimal mental and physical function. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor health outcomes including poor general wellbeing and an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.
Many first time mother’s find the additional support provided by a night nanny to be incredibly beneficial, as they can enjoy a full nights rest knowing that their baby is well cared for by an experienced and compassionate childcare professional. Overnight nannies can also help your baby settle into a bedtime schedule, which will help to instil healthy sleep habits.
Contact ABC Nanny Services Today
ABC Nanny Services deliver tailored and professional childcare solutions to suit your busy lifestyle. Please contact us today on 0402522670 to enquire about our night nanny services.