"How do you sleep?"
Asking this question, and being asked it, is once for all parents. It's a gesture of empathy and a simple affirmation of a basic truth: It's pretty damn hard to get good sleep when you have a baby. (Funny fact: Babies gestate with one up and down schedule – which means that they sleep during the day and are active at night – that's why they often nibble during waking hours and are more active when you want to sleep.)
About and When you go back to work, the challenge is deepened. Just try to stay awake during a meeting on how more efficient analysis can lead to increased returns on how our investments (sighs) are performed over platforms (eyelids flutter, head slowly lowers in sweet, sweet sleep).
An alternative to meeting in meetings? A night nurse. Or a night nanny. Or a newborn health care professional. There are many conditions out there, but simply, they all describe a person who takes care of your child during the night, partly so that you can rest completely to deal with your day.
To learn more about how relationships work, we spoke to Connie Fong, vice president of the Care.com brand. This is what we asked, and what we learned:
So, what is a night nanny (or night nurse or newborn specialist)? Anyway?
"Night nannies provide much needed help with night work, such as changing diapers, helping with bottle feeding, preparing the baby for nursing mothers or sleep training to establish a sleep routine. This not only allows parents to remember any much needed rest but also to educate their parents First time about infant care, night nannies can be rented for weeks or longer, and parents can only need them on weekends, while other parents may need them only two or three nights a week. "
You may also like
Sounds good. But what does it cost?
"The salary varies depending on where you live and the children's experience. In most parts of the country, overnight stays for a child pay a night of $ 22 to $ 25 per hour, while in big cities it can go up to $ 30 to $ 35 It is a common misconception that nighttime nannies should be paid less because the child is sleeping. Someone who has spent time with an infant or baby knows that the night can be particularly challenging. "
What should a person look for in a night watchman ?
"Parents who employ a night fanny often seek care for infants along with any older children they may have, so good candidates should have experience with infants, understand the challenges of sleep disorders and schedules and be patient with children and with worried parents, it also helps to know the CPR and other security protocols and has strong references and a clear history as demonstrated by a background check, which should probably be self-evident: given the hours of night nanny, this is not an ideal job For someone who has already worked a whole day. "
" Parents who want to rent a night-traveler should definitely ask night-specific questions, such as how to place an infant in a crib. They should also remember to ask the basic questions that parents should Ask when they employ any type of care for their children – what kind of experience do you have with children, you have some references from families you have worked with (and then talk to them references). Also ask "what would you do" type questions about how a candidate would handle different scenarios. For example: How would you handle an emergency and What would you do if the child started fussing or crying? "
Are there any basic differences from a day care? 19659007]" A night nanny usually has a completely different set of responsibilities than a day care fanny. For example, she will not play, read or make fun crafts. More likely, she will change diapers, manage feeding, manage sleep training and calm a careful baby. Having this kind of help can really benefit both children and parents, giving everyone more sleep and quality time with each other. "
You may also like
Next Steps to Finding a Night Nanny  It is often said that a night figure is a luxury for some families and a necessity for others.If one is right for you depends on your budget, your situation and even if this is your first child or not (having someone to help you with sleep training are almost worth the price of admission alone, in this humble parent's opinion.)
Looking for a night nanny? You can start by checking out Care.com's listings in your area. another shot of espresso.)
Louis Wilson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a wide range of publications, both online and in print, often writing about travel, sports, popular culture, men's fashion and grooming and much more living in Austin, Texas, where he has developed an incredible passion for breakfast tacos, with his wife and two children. This article is sponsored by the Haven Life Insurance Agency. Opinions are his own.
The Port Life Insurance Agency offers this only as pedagogical. Haven Life does not support the companies or offer the products, services and / or strategies discussed here.
Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively by the Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. The number and features of policies and riders may vary by state and may not be available in all states. In New York, Haven Term DTC-NY is 1017. Our license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.