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AND NEWBORN CARE
Newborn Care

Alongside sleep coaching, I also work as a Newborn Care Specialist (also sometimes known as a Maternity Nurse or Maternity Practitioner) with families welcoming new additions into their lives, by offering supportive overnight care for babies form birth, as well as daytime home visits to help families settle in and get to know their little one with confidence and an expert guiding hand.

 

I offer practical, gentle, respectful and discreet support - empowering new parents and encouraging them to trust their instincts and their babies, to know what they need. I'm a huge advocate of the 4th trimester, gently supporting babies to transition into the big wide world, particularly over the first 3 months, while encouraging a natural rhythm and routine to form, that works around the needs of both the baby and the rest of the family.

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Bringing home a new baby is an exciting and emotional event for all new parents, but can also be overwhelming, and daunting at times. Having a calm, highly experienced and trained professional at hand can make a huge difference for new parents!

Support available to new parents:​

  • Advising on sleep, new baby care, what to expect from a newborn, self care, postnatal recovery, managing unsettled periods, baby products and everything in between!

  • Feeding support and guidance - breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing, pacing feeds, identifying potential issues and when to seek help etc

  • Winding and settling techniques

  • Signposting to appropriate professionals/health care experts where needed

When working directly with families in the home:

  • Feeding (or supporting the feeding parent), winding and settling baby so parents can get more sleep at night or rest in the day

  • Cleaning and sterilising bottles, dummies and pumping equipment

  • Changing nappies and cord care

  • Maintain nightly log sheets/app entries/notes that will track feeding times, amounts nappy changes etc if required

  • Gentle sleep shaping and guiding towards an age appropriate routine (where applicable, with older babies)

Home visits and phone/video consultations are both available at times to suit.

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