At The New Mummy Company, we have two distinct services available for postpartum daytime care. As each family’s needs are unique, we have developed a newborn nanny service which compliments the more traditional postpartum doula.
What is the difference between the two roles?
You can think of the Newborn Nanny as having the primary responsibility of taking care of the baby or babies while also assisting the mother & family. The Postpartum Doula role reflects the opposite with the main duty of care being the mother & family while also helping with the baby when time allows.
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
– Barbara Katz Rothman
We have a number of experienced Postpartum Newborn Nannies available in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver. Our team members are highly trained in newborn care with the vast majority holding the following qualifications – Registered Practical Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Registered Nurse, Registered General Nurse or Midwife.
Available for short-term bookings of a few days to longer term bookings of a number of weeks, they will be able to provide professional care to your newborn and help with all the daily tasks having a newborn baby involves. This is a popular service with new mothers who run their own businesses or are required to return to work sooner than normally expected. It is also a service called upon when perhaps there is not the same family support available locally to help with the new baby.
The Newborn Nanny role involves all aspects of baby care, from feeding, burping, and diapering to washing & sterilizing the bottles or breast pumps, providing breastfeeding support, handling baby laundry and settling the baby for daytime naps.
We are sure you will love this service knowing you have the quality of support backed by the security of The New Mummy Company’s stringent on boarding process. All our Newborn Nannies follow the same hiring process as our Night Nannies which includes identity checks, police checks & background checks, a minimum of three reference checks, qualification verification, in-person interviews and finally a full-day orientation before joining the team.
We have a team of certified Postpartum Doulas available for interview who are there to support you and your family. Their aim is to nurture the family and allow you to build up the self confidence in a non-judgmental atmosphere where advice and reassurance is available whenever required.
A Postpartum Doula provides non-judgmental emotional, physical and informational support following the birth of your baby. A Postpartum Doula will be there to care for the mother specifically therefore allowing you to care for your baby. Naturally, there will be times when you require to take a nap or take a quick shower where they will care for your baby. Postpartum Doulas are available day or night to “mother the mother”.
This can vary depending on an individual families needs, it can range from a few days to support over a number of months when required.
When Maria called me to inform me of some recent night nurse details, she first asked how breast feeding was going and I mentioned how painful it was for me. Immediately, she suggested their lactation consultant Mary, and within 30 minutes she had Mary scheduled to come over to my home in less than 24 hours. I was very emotionally raw at that point, and in a lot of pain from the labour, so it was such a comfort to a) not have to contact someone myself but rather have Maria take the reigns and look after everything. All I had to do was be home the next day for Mary’s visit.
I would highly recommend Mary, and the New Mommy Company. The quality of customer service we received was outstanding. With minimal family and this being our first child, my husband and I had such a sense of relief and comfort with the help of Mary and a Night Nanny. It’s been a privileged working with both of them.
The New Mummy Company’s Night Nannies are ready to lovingly care for your newborn overnight. Providing you a peaceful night sleep and allowing you to be fully rested for the day ahead.