People often ask me what it is that makes Newborn Care Solutions unique.  What sets us apart from other training companies out there. Even “why” they should take our program over others. I hear these and similar questions nearly every day. And sure, there are the standard answers: our training is designed and tailored specifically for the experienced nanny or childcare provider. We respect that you already know the basics and take you deeper into the material because we get right to the heart of it with our training, even at our Foundational level. We teach you the core of what you need to know to be a really good Newborn Care Specialist, but we teach it deeper and back →

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Political decisions can be messy, and so as a business, unless they impact how we operate or our students, we tend to stay out of commenting on them. But a recent number of measures have passed, making us feel the need to address one major change in the US that we believe is here to stay: the legalization of recreational cannabis. Many states already offer legal medical marijuana, but a growing number of states are also legalizing recreational use. At the time of this blog post, 26 states and the District of Columbia have some form of legalized marijuana use with 3 more states coming on-board in the next few months—that is over HALF of the United States of America. →

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It’s fairly easy to spot the iconic British Nanny, trained and wearing a uniform as distinctive as their training—they are recognizable around the globe. And while their uniform is effective in helping distinguish them from others, it is not something the American nanny has embraced over the last few decades as the professionalism of the in-home childcare industry has risen in the USA. Instead, the American nanny, often highly educated and just as dedicated as their British counterparts, has traditionally worn “play clothes”—clothing that allowed them to get down on the floor or run at the park, and they have taken a bit of heat for their “less than professional appearance” on more than one occasion. But all that is →

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You’ve just had a baby—congratulations!!  And everyone wants to know when the baby was born, where, how much they weighed and what you named them. And as a new, proud parent, you want to shout your new joy from the rooftops, right? Not so fast according to Social Media Safety Experts. Children are one of the largest targeted groups of identity theft because their information is so readily available. Because of this, it is often not until they are ready to take off for college and apply for their first credit card or a student loan that ID theft is discovered. And of course, there are the creeps. The ones who target young children or even just steal their photos →

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There are a variety of options available for training as a Newborn Care Specialist. And each of them has something to offer you depending on where you are in your career currently and what your goals are for your NCS career. We often get asked: “Is this just the same as X, Y, Z company’s class?” The short answer is that even if the topic is similar, the chances are NO, it is not the same. Each training company has their particular target audience and goals for education and so they each take a slightly different approach.  And sometimes you can take a class on the exact same basic subject and learn entirely different information or a different approach that →

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Coffee. I have made it literally thousands of times. And my coffee maker is not complicated. Add water. Grind the beans. Put grounds into the filter. Put filter into basket.  Put it in the machine. Turn it on. Simple, right? And I have done it so many times I can do it with my eyes closed. But on Sunday morning, I messed it up and ruined the coffee. I wasn’t even tired. Or distracted. Or rushed. It was a beautiful quiet morning. The window was open, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, I slept well, the kids were not fighting…seriously, a perfect morning. So you would think I could get the coffee make correctly.   BUT, I missed →

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Whether it is the mommy wars, political issues or business competition, people seem all too willing to tear others down and far less often do we see people striving to build each other up; but I do see the building trend growing overall and it excites me. The industry of in-home childcare is no different. There is a lot of crossing of titles, blurred lines of responsibilities and confusion and misconceptions about who does what and in the process of trying to sort it out, it can get frustrating and it can sometimes get ugly. So we can be part of the problem, or we can be part of the solution. We at Newborn Care Solutions want to be just →

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I sat down today to review a ton of information for a client I am seeing next week. I am going into the home of first time parents-to-be to teach them the baby basics; essentially a baby “boot-camp” if you will. I LOVE working with first-time parents—there is an amazement and wonder that they hold that just makes me smile and the confidence they gain in their newly learned skills is a fantastic site to behold! However, as I reviewed information I have seen a thousand times at least, it reminded me that new parents are made every day, and safety is never out of style. So I want to talk about crib safety today. The following guidelines are set →

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Danger of napping in Car Seats

It’s a common practice, letting babies sleep in car seats, but it can have deadly consequences as a recent article highlights. Yet parents and caregivers have been doing it for years, and we hear the age-old comment, “Well, we did it when you were little and you survived—what is the big deal?” So let’s take a closer look at exactly why this IS a big deal. Why is napping in car seats popular? Some studies approximate that about 50% of term babies in this country are born with immature intestinal systems and up to 90% of premature babies have the same issue. This often causes an over production of acid in the stomach and when you combine excess acid with →

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Newborn Care Specialists aren’t just for the “traditional” families. We work with families of all kinds including married, single, LGBTQ, surrogacy and adoption. We work with single babies, multiples, even higher order multiples like quintuplets and sextuplets (yep, you read that right!). Recently one of our company experts and student NCS mentors, Nora Rivera, was privileged to work with a new family formed through adoption. She shared some of her thoughts with us and here is what she had to say. Newborn Care Solutions: Tell us about your current position.Nora: I am working with a single mother who adopted a newborn baby boy. Newborn Care Solutions: What drew you to working in this particular position?Nora: I was drawn to this →

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