FAQ

What is a Newborn Care Specialist?
Newborn Care Specialist’s provide unique expertise in all aspects of newborn care and parental education and support. Extensively trained and experienced, our Newborn Care Specialist’s help nurture and care for your baby while providing guidance and education for you.

What Services Does A Newborn Care Specialist Provide?
A Newborn Care Specialist educates and supports parents, troubleshoots potential issues of concern and offers professional options to resolve them.

A Newborn Care Specialist has a wealth of information and teaching skills, including infant feeding and sleep patterns. A Newborn Care Specialist helps parents identify potential problems for their newborn and presents options for resolution. A Newborn Care Specialist facilitates breastfeeding for the new mother, understands the ‘postpartum phase’ of pregnancy and can support a mother in sorting out ‘real’ from ‘imagined’ worries about her baby. A Newborn Care Specialist provides comfort and reassurance to a first-time parent–allowing the mother to learn about her baby through the important first weeks of her newborn’s life.

She also:
1. Understands the “postpartum phase” and supports the mother during this phase
2. Promotes a smooth transition from pregnancy to ‘new family’ lifestyle
3. Educates and teaches parents to understand their newborn in terms of his or her development and idiosyncrasies
4. Understands the newborn’s needs and care routines
5. Facilitates newborn breastfeeding
6. Anticipates issues of concern and poses solutions
7. Is attentive, focused and alert in caring for the baby
8. Communicates about the baby’s daily or nightly routines including feeding, sleep and behavior patterns.

Will I Need a Baby Nurse (RN)?
Some babies face unusual challenges in the first months of their lives. Pre-maturity, genetic disorders or other medical conditions can present life-threatening risks to these infants. Discharge from the hospital indicates that your child has overcome the most serious threat to his or her young life, yet many infants require close monitoring and care by a knowledgeable, trained and experienced Baby Nurse.

What are the responsibilities of a Newborn Care Specialist?
The primary role of a Newborn Care Specialist is to provide assistance and education during the post-delivery recovery period and help you transition your baby into a regular schedule.

Newborn Care Specialists who work night shifts generally sleep in the baby’s room or a guest room and manage your baby’s care while you sleep restfully. When the baby wakes up, the Newborn Care Specialist feeds by bottle or brings the baby to you for nursing. After feeding, the baby is burped and changed if necessary before being settled back to sleep.

If you need a daytime Newborn Care Specialist their role is to also provide similar care and also strives to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for your baby during waking hours. Both day and night Newborn Care Specialists document your baby’s patterns and keep a log of sleeping, feeding and changing times so you can transition the baby to a regular schedule.

Newborn Care Specialists are generally not responsible for household duties unrelated to the new baby or for the care of other children in the household.

When should I begin a Newborn Care Specialist search?
To ensure availability of a Newborn Care Specialist, allow up to 3 – 7 months from your  anticipated delivery date to begin the selection process. However, do not hesitate to call us if you have an immediate need. We have accommodated many families on same day requests.  We have many mom’s who pee on the stick and call us.   We also have parents who call after the baby comes home.   At all times we have qualified educated people available.

I cannot afford the stated prices but I need help.  What can I do?                                                                                                          Exclusively Baby Nurses also has a large pool of interns who are educated, trained and working to obtain their hours for certification.  These ladies work for less than the posted salary.  Depending on where they are in their training they may work for $15 hour up.  We also have Care Givers who are willing to donate their time to help you out. 

What are the advantages of using a referral service over hiring a Newborn Care Specialist directly?
We will send you the best qualified ladies with the most experience who fit into your budget. You will not have to blindly search for someone only to find them not qualified.

When should I reserve my dates for a Newborn Care Specialist?
We are well known in our industry for having the most experienced, well sought after Newborn Care Specialists, Doula’s and RN’s who come with years of experience and the highest recommendations. Our clients generally book one of our Newborn Care Specialists three to seven months in advance of your due date. The early you book the more specialists you will have to choose from. If you are in need of immediate care we have Newborn Care Specialists available for those last minute needs.

Do you have Newborn Care Specialists that are experienced with multiple births?
A large percentage of our new families have twins, triplets, even quads, as they always need extra help, and we have several Newborn Care Specialists with considerable experience with multiples.

How do I go about retaining the services of a Newborn Care Specialist?
Please fill out the client application. Once we receive the form back we will present your needs to some of our best Newborn Care Specialists. Some Newborn Care Specialists’ require a contract and deposit as they remove themselves from the market for the time frame you hire them.

How long does the Newborn Care Specialist stay with us?
Our referral system offers a very flexible schedule. We have a minimum of 3 days/nights with a minimum of 8 hours per shift. Some new parents request 24 hour care, which we are able to provide. Some new parents request night shifts, and some prefer day help. Every family is different and every family’s finances are different. We will provide you with a Newborn Care Specialist during the times that work best for your family. If you would like your baby sleep trained so he/she will be sleeping through the night when the Newborn Care Specialist leaves you will want to hire the Newborn Care Specialist for a minimum of 10 weeks, 12 weeks is optimum.

What is the typical work schedule for a Newborn Care Specialist?
Newborn Care Specialists work full-time, usually in 8 to 12- hour shifts, day or night or work 24-hour shifts, either 5 or 7 days a week. Newborn Care Specialists usually work a minimum of 2 weeks and have been known to stay on positions as long as 6 months.

What is the typical salary range for a Newborn Care Specialist?
Salary is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the number of infants involved (singleton, twins, triplets, quads). The average salary range for a Newborn Care Specialist is $20 -$45

– Singletons: $20-$35 hr.
– Twins: $27-$40 hr.
– Triplets: $35-$45 hr.
– The daily rate is: $350-$700 a day.

Since Newborn Care Specialists typically work as temporary employees, they usually receive no benefits.

Does Exclusively Baby Nurses do background and/or reference checking?  No we do not do those checks.  We review the applications and the resumes to be sure they are legitimate.  We have a reference checker do ‘some’ reference checking with those we have questions with.  Because we do not charge for our service we only refer  care givers.  Please see the following:

Client understands and acknowledges that Exclusively Baby Nurses does not provide background clearance information with the attached profile. Client shall be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information each temporary caregiver candidate provides. Client shall, at Client’s sole cost and expense, indemnify Exclusively Baby Nurses, from and against all liabilities, claims and damages (whether known or unknown) arising from or related to Client’s negotiation or employment of any temporary caregiver. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Client knowingly waive all claims, causes of action and damages (whether known or unknown) against Exclusively Baby Nurses arising from or related to Client’s negotiation or employment of any temporary caregiver, or any act or omission of any temporary caregiver. I have read and understand the terms of this Understanding and Release.

When you fill out and submit your application it is with the understanding that you have agreed to the stated terms.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding hiring a Newborn Care Specialist please contact our office at 602-412-8497.