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Can We Slow Down and Enjoy Our Babies Where They Are? 

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 […]

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How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Newborn

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 […]

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SNOO: An NCS Viewpoint

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 […]

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MYTH BUSTERS AGENCY STYLE: Top Seven Myths About Working With An Agency

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 […]

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10 Undeniable Benefits of Hiring a Night Nanny

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. […]

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What is included in the 2023 Elite NCS™ Program?

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: […]

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Should you be a night nanny? What to know about the job

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 […]

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IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

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? […]

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In Honor of World Doula Week

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? […]

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Establishing Boundaries for a New Baby

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 […]

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Top Five Things You Don't Know About Newborns

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 […]

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Successful NCS or Full-Time Parent?

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 […]

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Things I Wish I Knew

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 […]

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Five Fun Favorites: Pajamas

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 […]

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Nannies: Mandated Reporters or Not?

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 […]

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Continuing Education; you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

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 […]

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Messy Business: 5 Tips to Help Keep Your Newborns Bottom Healthy

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 […]

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10 Reasons Nannies Can Benefit From Newborn Care Training

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 […]

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Baby's First Diverse & Inclusive Books -- It's Never Too Early!

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, […]

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The Difference Between Sleep Training and Sleep Conditioning

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) […]

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When Your Baby Goes on Strike

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 […]

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The Importance of Newborn Care as a Specialty

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 […]

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Working with Agencies as an NCS

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 […]

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Recommended Products for the Foundational Training

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: […]

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Five Fun Favorites: Infant Bedding

In today’s world, we look online for our baby products, and that includes picking out bedding for our newborns...

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So You Want to Avoid Sleep Training… 

One of the most common topics you will end up discussing is sleep. This topic often has a negative connotation associated with it.

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Medical Professionals: Exploring the role within the lives of newborns

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.

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Five Tips for Helping Your Newborn Establish Healthy Sleep Habits

Here are five things that you can do to help establish healthy sleep habits. Some can even be done before your baby arrives.

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It Takes a Village: Caring for Newborns

Have you ever been so sleep deprived that minutes start to feel like hours? Caring for newborn comes with extraordinary challenges...

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Newborn Skin Hygiene: what you need to know

A newborn’s skin is so delicate, too much washing can cause problems that lead to serious health complications.

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Safe Sleep: Plagiocephaly and Tips to Help Prevent It

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.

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Earn more: Become a Newborn Care Specialist

A Newborn Care Specialist supports parents by assisting with sleep, feeding schedules, infant development and overnight care.

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Free Resources to Help You as a Newborn Care Specialist

Did you know we offer free resources to you for you to expand your knowledge here at Newborn Care Solutions?

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Top Ways Parents Can Prepare for New Baby This Winter

Even through times of a pandemic, and things changing in our world right now, we want to help you prepare for your new baby.

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Importance of Tummy Time: Featuring Dairian Roberts

Dairian is sharing some tips on tummy time and how babies need it even if they don't like it. 

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Message to Our Community

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.

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Getting Ready for Corona Babies: Part 2

We have tips to help you prepare your nanny agency for a possible influx of babies this year. 

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Virtual Newborn Support During a Pandemic

It's a time to turn to more virtual services so you can still find the resources needed. 

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Getting Ready for the Corona Babies: Part 1

We love the idea of so many sweet babies entering this world but we are afraid many may not be prepared.

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What Makes Newborn Care Solutions Different Amongst Others

We are here to share why our courses stand out amongst others out there and why you should trust us to assist you.

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What Is a Night Nurse? We Have Answers

Before hiring one, parents should be clear about the duties, responsibilities, and costs of a night nurse.

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Save the Mommies: Advocacy and Education

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...

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Practical Gifts for Parents with Newborns

If you’re having trouble deciding what to get the new mothers and fathers in your life, a curated gift guide can help.

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Should I Sleep Train My Baby?

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.

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What to Consider When Hiring a Newborn Photographer

As a newborn photographer, let me give you the truth about newborn photography.

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Breastfeeding: Should you stop if you're sick?

You might be wondering - if the dreaded virus does come to your house, should you stop breastfeeding?

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Life-Work Balance in The NCS World

It is a term we hear thrown around a lot, but do we know anyone who achieves this without a lot of angst?

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Container Baby Syndrome

More and more experts are weighing in with concerns about how much time babies spend in “containers”.

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Baby3&me makes an ideal gift for the whole family

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.

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Newborn Care Solutions® is now CACHE Accredited!

Recently, CACHE announced their first-ever certification for Newborn Care Specialists, who are nannies specializing in the care of newborn infants.

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It all started with a Moses basket.

This new job was a big one: she was hired to help a family that was expecting twins...

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Baby-Friendly Is Not So Parent-Friendly Sometimes

In the last couple years, hospitals across the country have been eliminating nurseries for after the baby is born...

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What Makes Us So Unique? The answer might surprise you!

People often ask me what it is that makes Newborn Care Solutions unique.  What sets us apart from other training companies out there.

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Cannabis Safety in the Nanny Industry

What I intend to address is how we as members of the in-home childcare industry should respond to that legalization.

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LuLaRoe: The New 'Uniform' of the American Nanny and NCS

It’s fairly easy to spot the iconic British Nanny, trained and wearing a uniform as distinctive as their training...

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Think Twice About What You're Sharing on Social Media

Children are one of the largest targeted groups of identity theft because their information is so readily available.

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Training Options for Today's NCS

There are a variety of options available for training as a Newborn Care Specialist.

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I ruined the coffee and what that can mean for child safety

I missed one simple but crucial step because I did one thing out of order...

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Big buildings and strong bridges—the community we ALL belong to

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...

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Crib Safety: Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby

The following guidelines are set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and have very specific reasons for them.

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Danger of Baby Napping in a Car Seat!

Here are the latest recommendations on the proper sleep environment for keeping your baby safe.

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Interview with Nora Rivera - Newborn Care Specialist

Newborn Care Specialists aren’t just for the “traditional” families. We work with families of all kinds including married, single, LGBTQ, surrogacy and adoption.

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Recognizing Post-Partum Depression

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...

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Happy 1st Birthday Apio and Acen!

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.

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How I Earned the Nickname "Triplet Nanny"

Many years ago, I earned the nickname “Triplet Nanny” while working with an amazing family in Scottsdale, Arizona...

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