Newborn Training Certification

The courses are taught through Boston Newborn Care | Newborn Training Certification Association LLC., and is taught during the day.

A Newborn Care Specialist (Night Nanny, Baby Nurse, Maternity Nurse) is someone who specializes in newborn care. Newborn Care Specialists assist parents in the home the first few weeks or months of a baby’s life.

Predominantly an overnight position, Boston Newborn Care offers training and support for the daytime as well.

It is important to note that a Newborn Care Specialist is not a Nanny and not a Postpartum Doula and requires special training and education specific to the profession.

The program will cover a wide range of topics including Bathing, Sleep Practices, Feeding, Swaddling, developmental milestones and so much more.

Exclusive to this course – Newborn Training Certification

Emphasis is on service and supporting the parents. 

You may be more experienced but the parents are in charge.

You will also learn about client relations, customer service, what your role is as a Newborn Care Specialist is.  

What it takes to be a team player and to get a good reference.

All students will receive a download PDF online training manual, business cards, mentoring opportunities, marketing help and opportunities to work with clients, as they are available.

  • Certificates awarded at the end of the course once the test is completed.
  • These certificates are a credential that can be added to your portfolio.
  • This is not a certification – There is no governing body that has created standards in this field. Any certificate you receive is always just a credential.

Course Outline: Newborn Training Certification

Module 1- How to Make it Work, Gain a Good Reputation, and Understanding the Role

  • The history of the Newborn Care Specialist role and defining the various titles in the industry
  • How to conduct yourself in homes
  • Parents expectations of the support you are providing
  • How to get jobs
  • Standard pay for the position
  • Standard hours
  • How to manage the interview
  • Portfolio, resume and references

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Module 2- Baby Basics

  • Birth and gestational baby age definitions
    • Preemies
    • NICU
    • Term babies
  • Newborn Characteristics
    • Birthmarks
  • Newborn Care
    • Bathing
    • Circumcision Care
    • Umbilical Cord Care
  • Newborn Essentials
  • Swaddling and equipment demonstrations
  • Newborn Milestones
    • Cognitive, physical, language and developmental
  • Newborn Reflexes

Module 3- Feeding

  • How much a newborn should eat
  • How often should a newborn eat
  • Schedules vs. on demand
  • Formula
    • Preparing Formula
    • Differences in formula
    • Bottles
  • Breastfeeding
    • Positions
    • Milk production
    • Pumps and storage

Module 4- Sleeping and Soothing and Travel

  • Sleeping
    • Schedules
    • On demand
    • Newborn sleep requirements
    • Troubleshooting
  • Logging
    • Techniques
    • Importance of
  • Soothing
    • 5 s’s
    • What to look out for
  • Traveling
  • How to get out of the house
  • office visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel tips
  • Outings and vacations