We see many topics about asking for a raise and increasing your prices. Did you know that there are ways you can make more money as a Newborn Care Specialist […]
Nowadays it is commonly understood that having a routine with children can help support their development, mental health, and self-regulating skills. Apart from that, with uncertain times like this, parents […]
Hey there, new parents and soon-to-be-parents! Today, we're delving into a topic that's like a breath of fresh air for those embarking on the wonderful journey of parenthood – the […]
Newborn care specialists play a critical role in supporting families during the early stages of parenthood. Their expertise, experience, and compassionate care ensure that infants receive the best start in […]
What is skin to skin? Skin to skin is a practice where your newborn baby is placed unclothed, on their belly, directly onto your bare chest. Skin to skin started […]
In the newborn care specialist world, getting a foot in the door can be challenging at times! Many persons would recommend "shadowing" a more seasoned newborn care specialist, to get […]
There are many bottles on the market. Each has something that makes it unique. If you have chosen to breast/chest feed your baby, there are many bottles that all claim […]
Hello!!! First of all I really want to thank each and everyone for posting their support for The Butterfly Swaddle. I am very genuinely so proud to be part of […]
NEWBORN CARE SPECIALISTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Written by Newborn Care Specialists: Alyssa Michael, Amanda King, and Lindsay Johnson What is a Newborn Care Specialist? A Newborn Care Specialist, also […]
“Having children is like joining a cult- everyone tells you it’s going to be amazing- the best thing you’ll ever do, until you have a child then the narrative changes […]
For moms everywhere, every day should be Mother’s Day. Moms should take time to appreciate themselves, and lean on others when tackling the hurdles that come with being a parent. […]
Almost every parent in the US has felt the pressure of Western culture to do everything possible to speed up their baby’s development. We want to know how early each […]
When selecting the best car seat, it is not as simple as one-size-fits-all. You may be surprised to learn that there are quite a few factors that go into choosing […]
When I first heard about Happiest Baby’s Snoo I must admit, my knee-jerk reaction was “Well, there goes my job!”. The reality is as a former Nanny and now Newborn […]
Q: Agencies are taking away wages from you/skimming off the top- A: You are in charge of your pay. If an agency can’t pay what you want, you just don’t […]
Out of all the challenges that accompany bringing a new baby into the world, lack of sleep — and the fear that precedes it — consistently tops the list for new parents. […]
We have 3 levels of Elite Training: Elite NCS™Year 1, Elite NCS™Year 2 and the Master NCS®. Each level has its own set of pre-requisites, but ALL of them include: […]
Of all the tasks that accompany having a newborn, waking up with them in the middle of the night — multiple times for an extended period of time — is […]
We’ve all heard the term “going green,” but what does it actually mean and why is it important for parents? When you hear “we’re going green” what comes to mind? […]
One of the questions I see come up a lot in discussion groups is what “other” trainings should I consider that will enhance my career or my services to clients? […]
Having a new baby is an exciting time, but can also be overwhelming and stressful as you begin to navigate parenthood while trying to balance the needs of your own […]
Most newborns are pretty much the same, right? They need touch, food, and sleep. But did you know that some newborns present with things that make us go, What? No […]
I often get asked how I do it! How do I work full-time as a Newborn Care Specialist and Business owner and still parent my own four children? My response […]
After I found out I was pregnant, it didn't take long before I began reading, researching, and preparing myself emotionally, physically, and intellectually to become the best parent for my […]
Is it just me, or do you buy more pajamas for babies than any other article of clothing? You want to keep their tiny toes warm, but they seem to […]
Reprinted from the Winter 2020 Issue of Nanny Magazine Subscribe Now to Read the Full Issue and Back Issues of this Publication A mandated reporter is a person who, because […]
A frequent question that comes up in my mentoring sessions with Newborn Care Specialists and is seen frequently in Facebook groups is: “what classes should I take next?” As someone […]
Messy Business: 5 tips to help keep your Newborns bottom healthy Caring for your new baby is one of the hardest but what I have been told is the most […]
So often I get asked, “I am a nanny and have no plans to become a newborn care specialist, so would your training even benefit me?” And the answer to […]
A baby’s first year has so many different development stages. It’s arguably the most important year of anyone’s life. Getting the proper nutrition, helping a baby develop strong core muscles, […]
This week, there is an article going around titled “Fifteen years of research suggests that sleep training for babies can cause them more distress” by iNews in the UK. (https://inews.co.uk/opinion/sleep-training-babies-cause-distress-research-1199132?ito=facebook_share_article-top&fbclid=IwAR3cOIFzFDiVFD6sqgidf0KDXe80kNiVUZ9WyIKVu-SI9W8j2KrvbrEFFWA) […]
Recently I had someone reach out to me about ways to help end a nursing strike. This mother had been gone for 3 days on a much needed trip away […]
We recently enjoyed a professional development workshop (online, of course!) with my long-time friend and colleague Tonya Sakowicz. Tonya runs Phoenix-based Newborn Care Solutions, an educational organisation that aims to […]
So often in the NCS field, I hear of students who want to work consistently and one of the recommendations we make to them is to align with agencies (even […]
Optional (but recommended) items to purchase before the Foundational training: Blanket link: You may purchase another brand or something similar--recommended minimum dimensions are 45' x 45" square (recommended). https://amzn.to/318EdMS Dolls: […]
In today’s world, we look online for our baby products, and that includes picking out bedding for our newborns...
One of the most common topics you will end up discussing is sleep. This topic often has a negative connotation associated with it.
Pediatricians monitor your child’s growth, advise on any nutritional needs and advise you on how to meet these milestones, treat illness, practice preventative medicine, and refer out to a specialist for non-general issues.
Here are five things that you can do to help establish healthy sleep habits. Some can even be done before your baby arrives.
Have you ever been so sleep deprived that minutes start to feel like hours? Caring for newborn comes with extraordinary challenges...
A newborn’s skin is so delicate, too much washing can cause problems that lead to serious health complications.
Plagiocephaly, or “flat-head syndrome”, is a relatively common condition characterized by a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head.
A Newborn Care Specialist supports parents by assisting with sleep, feeding schedules, infant development and overnight care.
Did you know we offer free resources to you for you to expand your knowledge here at Newborn Care Solutions?
Even through times of a pandemic, and things changing in our world right now, we want to help you prepare for your new baby.
Dairian is sharing some tips on tummy time and how babies need it even if they don't like it.
We love our students of every color and ethnicity, and want to see them thrive. Right now, we know that the message that needs to be shared is that Black Lives Matter and as always, we are here to support you.
We have tips to help you prepare your nanny agency for a possible influx of babies this year.
It's a time to turn to more virtual services so you can still find the resources needed.
We love the idea of so many sweet babies entering this world but we are afraid many may not be prepared.
We are here to share why our courses stand out amongst others out there and why you should trust us to assist you.
Before hiring one, parents should be clear about the duties, responsibilities, and costs of a night nurse.
On December 31, 2017, I gave birth to my second child a boy. We induced like we had with our first child Olivia, as I was borderline Pre-Eclampsia with both of them...
If you’re having trouble deciding what to get the new mothers and fathers in your life, a curated gift guide can help.
Being a postpartum doula and a mother, every single day I read a post or an article online somewhere about sleep training babies, and there are ALWAYS very big emotions and opinions around it.
As a newborn photographer, let me give you the truth about newborn photography.
You might be wondering - if the dreaded virus does come to your house, should you stop breastfeeding?
It is a term we hear thrown around a lot, but do we know anyone who achieves this without a lot of angst?
More and more experts are weighing in with concerns about how much time babies spend in “containers”.
if I were having a baby right now, I would WANT this subscription. I was very impressed with what was included in the box they sent me.
Recently, CACHE announced their first-ever certification for Newborn Care Specialists, who are nannies specializing in the care of newborn infants.
This new job was a big one: she was hired to help a family that was expecting twins...
In the last couple years, hospitals across the country have been eliminating nurseries for after the baby is born...
People often ask me what it is that makes Newborn Care Solutions unique. What sets us apart from other training companies out there.
What I intend to address is how we as members of the in-home childcare industry should respond to that legalization.
It’s fairly easy to spot the iconic British Nanny, trained and wearing a uniform as distinctive as their training...
Children are one of the largest targeted groups of identity theft because their information is so readily available.
There are a variety of options available for training as a Newborn Care Specialist.
I missed one simple but crucial step because I did one thing out of order...
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...
The following guidelines are set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and have very specific reasons for them.
Here are the latest recommendations on the proper sleep environment for keeping your baby safe.
Newborn Care Specialists aren’t just for the “traditional” families. We work with families of all kinds including married, single, LGBTQ, surrogacy and adoption.
Recently I had a chat with a friend that made me sad and happy all at the same time. She is a friend I have known for years and a fairly new mother...
Today, on their FIRST BIRTHDAY, we feature a story of Apio and Acen, a story that one of our mentors played a huge role in creating.