Getting extra help and support during the first few months is sometimes critical when a young family member (or any family member!) isn’t sleeping enough to function well. A popular alternative to full on zombie survival mode is the proactive approach of hiring a night nanny. Especially in two income families or families with existing children getting used to a new family member...waking up exhausted is not the only way.
Night nannies are usually employed anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months or more if needed. Usually until parents are feeling confident with established sleep and feeding routines. Schedules of night nannies vary depending on each families needs, once a week, every other night or on nights prior to their workday. Common hours are either 9 or 10pm until 6am. In Lamorinda, parents turn to a few local and trusted nannies for their needs.
Whether new or experienced parents in the Lamorinda area...if you are looking to get some much needed sleep from your little ones waking you to feed all night? Or are you ready to start sleep training those sweet little toddlers? We’ve got some local Lamorinda moms who can help get you back on track and feeling like yourself again!
Infant night nanny
Sleep Consultant/Registered nurse
Well rested parents tend to be happier and more attentive during daytime hours to their newborns. Some things to look for when hiring a night nanny would be to ask about their experience, how long they've been doing this and amount of time spent with each family. Check references carefully, after all you're trusting them with your newborn in your home while you're sleeping. Also make sure your comfortable with this type of arrangement, otherwise you won't sleep and therefore defeat the purpose of this extremely beneficial service. And, look forward to a night of sleep without the Zquill and maybe even getting out of bed after only hitting ‘snooze’ twice!