BABY NURSE FAQS
What is a baby nurse or newborn specialist?
A “baby nurse” is an industry term that means a newborn specialist or caregiver. Baby nurses are experienced and trained in the care of newborn babies. They are non-medical care providers.
When would our baby nurse start with us?
Newborn Care Specialists usually arrives when baby is home from the hospital or they may help you bring the baby home if you choose.
How long should we book a baby nurse?
Baby nurse bookings are usually anywhere from 1 week to 6 months; although some jobs extend up to one year! Although it may be difficult, it is best when you know in advance the amount of time you’d like to book so we can reserve the baby nurse.
Do we get to interview baby nurses and choose who we want?
We recommend baby nurses based on availability, location and hours needed. We are very selective and maintain the highest quality standards for our pool of qualified baby nurses. If however, you’d rather speak or meet with a baby nurse before hand, that can be arranged as long as they are not currently on an assignment.
What are the minimum requirements?
There is one week minimum (5-7 days) and a hour per day minimum. We offer hourly (day/night) and 24 hour baby nurses.
How does payment work?
The baby nurse will be paid directly by you at the end of each week. You can pay her by cash or check. The agency is paid separately by credit card on file based on the duration of the assignment.
What type of Sleep Accommodations do I need for a live in or night nurse?
Whether you have an estate of a studio apartment, baby’s room, guest room or living room sofa may all be suitable. Baby nurses generally sleep in the same room as the baby unless you prefer to bring the baby to her when needed.