Newborn Baby Nurses
Newborn Baby Nurses and Night Nurses in Orlando
When families are seeking help with a newborn in the home, there are different options from which to choose: Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, or a Nurse. While all are similar in what they do, they differ in training, education, and credentialing.
Newborn Care Specialist (NCS): Receives training in basic newborn care with a focus on helping with feeding and sleep. Certification can be earned in just as little as two weeks.
Postpartum Doula (PPD): Typically serves as a postpartum helper for the family as a whole, providing emotional support and assisting with light housework, meals, sibling care and caring for the new baby while parents rest. Certification consists of a short training course and sometimes completing service to a few families.
Nurse: To be legally considered a Night Nurse, the person must be an LPN or RN. LPN and RN are licensed by the state where they work and must have a minimum amount of continuing education credits every two years to sustain that license. Nurses have a college degree specializing in a nursing career.
Orlando Lactation Provides Baby Nurses and Night Nurses
Orlando Lactation provides only nurses to staff all newborn services. We pride ourselves in offering only the best nurses who specialize in pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. Collectively our staff represents over 100 years of nursing experience. In addition, Orlando Lactation requires all of its nurses to have current Basic Life Support certification and current Tdap vaccination.
What is a Baby Nurse?
A baby nurse is a registered nurse who comes to your home during the day and assists new parents with daily activities such as: helping feed baby, burping, bathing, educating parents on newborn care, helping establish good sleep habits, observing feeding and sleep patterns.
Orlando Lactation will select the best baby nurse for your family based on a preliminary interview where we will assess what you are looking for in a nurse, the area of town where you live, and the hours you are requesting.
A minimum of 4 hours per day is required:
- Single Baby Hourly Rate: $33/hr
- Twins Hourly Rate: $38/hr
What is a Night Nurse?
The objective is for mom to rest while the nurse tends to baby. This can be accomplished regardless of the baby’s nighttime feeding routine. Although we are not sleep trainers, we help establish good sleep patterns. The nurse will stay with baby at all times to make sure they are safe. Our goal is to help assist you in achieving your goals while allowing you to rest and heal from delivery.
A minimum of 8 hours per night is required:
- Single Baby Hourly Rate: $38/hr
- Twins Hourly Rate: $43/hr
Reservation fee $350 – non-refundable to hold your spot
FAQs about Newborn Baby Nurses and Night Nurses
That is dependent on the number of days or nights needed. While you will have the same staff for the entire length of the job, it may be necessary to utilize more than one nurse to fill your needs. However, we will keep the staff on your job with the fewest number of nurses possible to help ensure consistency.
Ideally you prepare for a nurse prior to delivery. This way you can meet your nursing staff before bringing your newborn home to make sure we understand your needs and we can start supporting your family as soon as baby arrives.
Absolutely. You might not have considered hiring a nurse prior to delivery but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider hiring a nurse to assist once baby has arrived.
Ideally within 1-2 weeks depending on our current schedule and availability. If we are booked and do not have the necessary staff available, we can always refer you to a colleague.
That is entirely up to you and your family. Once you hire us, we will provide nursing services for as long as you need. That could be 2 weeks or 6 months. You decide when you no longer need our services.
Babies are very unpredictable. Ideally, we begin with the hours you think will work best for you depending on your schedule. However, if you find that the schedule does not work for you then we can adjust the schedule to better fit your needs.
No. Although we are nurses and have training as a nurse, we do not do any medical care or treatment on baby. We can assist with medical interventions like diaper cream, Rx medications that have been prescribed by baby’s doctor, and daily VD drops, but we do not provide assessments, vital sign diagnostics, wound care, or any other procedure considered medical care.
Yes. We require a $350 non-refundable reservation fee once you decide to hire our team. Prior to requiring the deposit, we will come to the home so you can meet your staff to make sure we are a good fit for each other. If so, we will collect the reservation fee and schedule your staff. This will reserve your staff and guarantee your nurse/nurses will be available once you deliver.