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What Is a Newborn Care Specialist/ Infant Specialist?
Newborn care specialist/infant specialist (a.k.a baby nurse or night nurse) are trained individuals and are knowledgeable in all aspects of infant care. As an infant specialist, we bring our knowledge and will help parents with proper nursing techniques, pumping, bottle feeding, infant soothing, sleep methods, reflux and colic issues, proper nutrition for baby and mother.
A newborn care specialist will bring the baby to the mother if she is breastfeeding during the night. Will clean bottles, bathing, prepping for bottles the next day, swaddling, nursery set up, initiating a healthy daytime schedule and sleep schedule which includes eating, playtime making sure healthy positive environment is established from the very beginning.
Why Hire a Infant Sleep Coach?
You can check out my tips here, but a sleep coach looks at the whole picture. One focus is the daytime routine and how many ounces your baby consumes. This is where it is helpful to hire a infant sleep coach, that will make a personalized sleep plan. What about the pesky sleep regression (a.k.a. transition)? Transitions are periods when a baby or child is having a growth spurt! We help adjust your baby during this period. Each family will need to fill out a questionnaire with details about babies day.
Try This: Tummy Time
“While it is important to place your baby on his back for sleep, it’s also important to make sure that as he gets older, he gets some tummy time. Tummy time should take place when your infant is awake and alert. Place him on his tummy on a solid surface such as the floor. Place a toy in front of him and engage him in play. Doing this regularly will help strengthen the muscles in his neck. It also will help prevent your baby from developing a flat spot on the back of his head. Prolonged time spent lying on his back can cause the back of his head to flatten. While this condition doesn’t cause any developmental problems, a misshapen head can look odd. So be sure your baby gets some tummy time each day.”
~American Academy of Pediatrics
Not only was Summer able to help us get our daughter into a sleep routine, but she was readily available to us even though we live overseas. She stayed flexible with our hours and answered even the shortest questions when we needed her through video chat, email and messaging. She coached and supported us through reflux, sleep training, and even breastfeeding weaning.
She has been there every step of the way and we would highly recommend her services to any family near or far.
- Tempe, Arizona
During the fall of 2008, Summer Hartman came to my home weekly to help with my newborn. She did a great job establishing a schedule and aiding me in feeding techniques and getting her to sleep through most of the night. I would highly recommend Summer to any family who needs extra help. She is non-judgmental, easy going and very professional. I also found her to be trustworthy and honest.
- Phoenix, Arizona
Im thrilled to offer a recommendation to Summer as a Sleeping Coach! When we had our second baby within 10 months of our first, we quickly realized that just ‘winging it’ during bedtime just didn’t work, and we were literally desperate for some sleep. Summer truly knows what she is talking about, and is an absolute expert in the field of sleeping patterns for children. I would recommend her to any and all parents that want to establish a calm, happy bedtime routine. Two thumbs up for Summer!!
- Scottsdale, Arizona
Summer – Thank you, Thank You!! Our family is already so much happier & well rested! I cannot thank you enough for your help & support this past week. We will tell everyone we know about you & refer you to all our friends. Your Amazing. Thank you again I feel like a completely different person. Feels so good to sleep again!
- Northern Idaho
My son is 7 month’s old and I could not get him to sleep through the night. He would wake up 5/6 times a night and want a bottle.
I finally decided to get help and contacted Summer. With the tips and a schedule, she gave me for my son, within 2 days my son was sleeping was through the night. He no longer fusses for nap times and bedtime. Summer and her help have completely changed my families life! We are no longer exhausted and sleep deprived!