Hiring Newborn Care Amid Coronavirus
In these unprecedented times, we at British American Household Staffing want to offer as much peace-of-mind as possible. The best help for new parents is often an extra set of expert hands. If you choose to hire newborn help, we can guide you and your caregiver through a time of isolation before transitioning into your home to greatly reduce all risks for you and your family.
We thoroughly screen all our nurses and specialists and present the highest quality staff to our growing families. All our candidates practice strict self-isolation to ensure the safety of your family.
Whether you are a new mom, first time parents, or expecting soon, the extra support of a night nurse or newborn care specialist provides peace of mind and expert help in your family’s transition. Contact our office with any questions you may have about hiring during these times or to begin your search.
How long should you employ newborn care?
In an ideal world, we recommend hiring a baby nurse or newborn care specialist for at least 4.5 months as any kind of sleep schedule is not recommended by experts until after 4 months, providing the baby has at least doubled in weight from the time of birth. Until this time, an infant should feed on demand or every two to three hours.
After the 4.5 month period, it is ok to soothe an infant to sleep using self-soothing or a darkened room and not to feed the infant every time they wake up. A qualified baby nurse can educate the parents on the different types of cries and whimpers.
Learn more about Sleep Training Baby with a Newborn Care Specialist
If you can provide living accommodations for your staff, maintaining this 4.5-month employ is possible, even during quarantine. Newborn care and night nurses traditionally stay with families for part of the week while they are working. Many of our families are extending this time and compensation to allow the nurse to remain quarantined with them, ensuring that everyone remains safe and healthy.
If you have never had live-in household staff, see our 5 Tips for When Live-Out Household Staff Have to Live-In.
If you are thinking of hiring professional newborn care help, contact our office closest to you. We are based In New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami/Palm Beach.