What is a Newborn Care Expert?
A Newborn Care Expert is specially trained to help create healthy sleep habits from the beginning. It is much more difficult to break unhealthy sleep habits once they have been formed. Therefore, it is important to understand what healthy sleep habits look like. New parents may not know how to go about establishing lifelong sleep habits for their baby. In this case, an NCE can be an invaluable resource.
Newborns eventually become capable of longer stretches of daytime and nighttime slumber. If left alone, will wiggle, move their hands, and make fussing noises until they are asleep. Unknowingly, parents and caregivers can interfere with this process. Picking up a baby too soon, comforting, rocking and lulling will all interfere with the baby’s natural learning process. Although they spend a lot of time sleeping, babies need to learn when to sleep (day vs. night) and how to sleep. Sleep coaching is teaching your baby to fall asleep without being fed, shushed, or rocked.
Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits
The team at Boston Baby Nurse and Nanny will help your baby develop healthy sleep patterns right from the beginning, so that a good night’s sleep becomes a staple in your household. We will provide your family with gentle, compassionate overnight visits, and support every step of the way. We will work with you to instill a successful sleep routine, and establish healthy, sustainable sleep patterns. It is important to note that success depends on parents being able to commit to a consistent plan of nighttime care over time. Eventually the goal is for the baby to manage to fall asleep without the help of a parent, caretaker, or other prop such as a swaddle, pacifier, or moving car. Many babies become capable of learning good sleep habits at about 3-4 months of age.
Signs Your Baby May Need Sleep Support
- Rocking, swinging, or nursing/bottle-feeding is primary method of falling asleep
- Has trouble falling asleep, and/or wakes several times throughout the night
- Ends up in your bed at some point during the night, and nobody is getting enough rest
- Wakes up before 6 a.m. but is still exhausted and irritable
- Takes short naps or no naps, but clearly needs more daytime sleep
Positive Sleep Habits
- Grabbing their lovey to help them fall asleep
- Sleeping in a crib
- Being placed in their crib awake
Negative Sleep Habits
- Falling asleep while being nursed
- Sleeping in a baby chair or swing
- Falling asleep while being rocked or bounced
Trained Team of Experts
The team at Boston Baby Nurse and Nanny is thoroughly trained to respond and care for your baby throughout the night. Since you are setting limits and changing their way of going to sleep, it’s normal to expect some protesting, while babies learn to fall asleep on their own. Many parents deny their baby the opportunity to learn how to fall asleep because they cannot tolerate the sound of their baby crying. This is completely understandable and the reason why some families decide to hire an NCE to sleep train their child.
As a parent, you have a responsibility to help establish healthy sleep habits for your baby. Helping your baby learn healthy sleep habits and how to fall asleep on their own is an essential life skill. Sometimes this task can prove difficult for a variety of reasons. Each baby needs their own customized plan and the process is a little different. Now that you are ready for a good night’s sleep don’t hesitate to contact the team at BBNN.
Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny can Help Establish Healthy Sleep Habits
Sleep deprivation is not only exhausting – it can leave parents feeling tired and foggy.
The good news is that the professionals at Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny are here to help. Each overnight Newborn Care Expert will lovingly care for your baby and respond to every need. Whether interested in one overnight visit or seven overnight visits you can be reassured that your baby is in the very best of hands and developing healthy sleep habits on the way. Trust the team at Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny and get peace of mind.