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Newborn Care Specialist Course

A Newborn Care Specialist Course prepares a person who specializes in newborn care. Newborn Care Specialists assist parents.

Boston Newborn Care Services

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Our First Baby | First 6 weeks home together

Our first Baby, we survived the pregnancy, numerous regular doctor visits, ultra sounds (do you want to know the sex of your Baby), the first heart beat we heard, the classes we took in order to become educated parents, then the delivery, and home we go all three of us. After nine months of waiting, with some fears and worries.

We made it. Our First Baby | First 6 weeks home together

Mom is exhausted, I am what? For some the First 6 weeks home together of having your first child is even a greater education, challenge, then all the books, websites, doctors advice read and reviewed for 9 months. All of that appeared to be a waste of time once our little girl arrived home.

The babies room was all setup, safe toys, best crib, bottles, breast pump, diaper bin, diapers, wipes for those smelly first Diaper changes, bathing table, and on and on and on. We were totally prepared. Well we thought so??

We quickly realized that sleep for us not the baby was not to be something we had any for the first 6 weeks. Breast feeding was one challenge, as our little girl while in mother was very active at night. Now out in the real world her schedule remained that of a night owl.

Breast feeding at first for mother and daughter was a game of play with Moms’ breasts, and sometimes not so much feeding. Mom’s breasts hurt as milk flowed in and Baby played. The breast pump was also kind of like this strange device. Store the milk, warm the milk to the right temperature. All for not our little girl likes Mom’s breast, not this bottle thing. At first.

Our First Baby

Our First Baby | First 6 weeks home together

The Babies room for the most part was abandoned during the first long nights and weeks. Feed her and she would roll over and fall asleep in our bed. Which also allowed us those fleeting few hours of rest during the evenings. Then the fear of “we will roll over on her” did not help at first.

We were told all about getting your baby on a routine will help. Acclimating her to days not nights. Easier said then done.

Our First Baby | First 6 weeks home together

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

When expecting a baby; being pregnant, anticipating an adoption or a surrogate, all of us experience bouts of anxiety. Will the baby be OK, will I be a good parent, will the delivery be easy, and can I handle this. SHOULD I BE DOING THIS?

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

We can all borrow trouble, bringing us down and robbing us of the awesome experience of becoming a parent. It’s amazing to hold that baby in your arms, to kiss him/her for the first time. The amount of love you feel is something you had no idea you could feel. Once this happens all of your worries start to seep away. All that matters is the love you have for this baby.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs. They all need to have nutrition, sleep and to grow. Regardless of whatever issues may have presented itself either in prenatal testing or upon birth. Some of the issues may be serious, scary and sad. But all babies need to eat, nap and grow.

A good care provider, great support and positive vibes is so important regardless of the journey the baby may be facing. Sure, there may be different protocols, different methods and variations to a routine, but that’s the fact with everyone. All babies with the same diagnosis have differences; all babies who don’t appear to have any issues have variations to the norm. It’s a basic plan that has to be adjusted to fit the individual needs to the specific child.

Moms of 2-3 kids can attest that what worked like a charm for baby #1 didn’t work at all with subsequent children.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs.

Letting go of what you can’t control is a tough concept. Placing blame or pinpointing why can consume parents of babies with special needs. Being positive, happy and strong can be impossible at first. It will come. Certainly there is the initial disappointment, anger and sadness. Once the grieving period has passed parents then focus on what is positive. A group of happy energetic supporters is essential in the quest for contentment.

We’ve all read stories from parents with babies with issues. There is so much hype on the struggles, the therapies and the worry about their future. Society may pity the family; they may feel sorry that the child may not walk, hear, see or go to the local preschool, may not every be an athlete and be able to be mainstreamed.

Seems that the focus is on the negative aspects with the dialogue being on family disruption and stress. The trend seems to be overstating the negatives and overlooking the positives. Sure, there will be challenges but new studies have shown that with good support, families can be as vibrant and happy as families without disabled children.

Many parents, in fact, feel their families have been blessed because of their special child. They say they’re closer and have become more compassionate, and understanding of those with lesser abilities. They learn to be more tolerant, now have the opportunity to teach their other children the importance of being sympathetic, flexible, and selfless.

Ever hear a parent say that their special needs child is a gift? How that baby that needs therapy is the best thing that happened to their family? There’s a reason for this.

All Babies are Babies even Babies with Special Needs. They come in all different shapes and sizes and abilities. Each being an incredible gift.

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Newborn Care Training Course Calendar

Boston Newborn Care Training Course Calendar. Newborn care and postpartum training. Boston Newborn Care will include shadowing/ training for those with no experience and will consider placement with clients for those who meet the job requirements.

To complete the Training Course Calendar you must take all four in person sessions but they do not need to be taken consecutively or in order.  Students can choose a morning or an afternoon session in any of the dates listed on the calendars as long as they complete all four modules.

Once all 4 Training Course Calendar are completed students will then be required to complete the research project before certificates will be distributed and before you could be considered to either shadow or work with a client.

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.
Traveling Nanny From Boston Newborn

Traveling Nanny From Boston Newborn Care for Families Traveling

Traveling Nanny From Boston Newborn Care for Families Traveling . For years I have received calls from parents planning vacations in Boston looking for overnight support with their newborn(s).

Traveling Nanny From Boston Newborn Care for Families Traveling

Boston Newborn Care provides a traveling nanny, Newborn Care Specialist or infant nanny. They are the overnight support, the daytime help and the professional in the house person, keeping things on track and empowering new moms and dads every step of the way. While parents are out enjoying some vacation no matter the city Boston Newborn Care provides a traveling nanny.

Traveling Nanny

Traveling Nanny

Many moms can’t imagine spending weeks with their mothers (or vice versa). So many families are turning to 24/7 traveling nanny services from Boston Newborn Care Specialists who are more than willing to help during your vacations or business travel.

Traveling Nanny From Boston Newborn

The majority of my clients are in the Metropolitan Boston or New York City areas. However the network of traveling nanny nurses I have at my fingertips can accommodate any location in or out of the U.S.

At Boston Newborn Care, we make a point of screening and training our traveling nanny specialists (many are RN’s, and LPN’s) to not only know all the latest trends in baby gear and AAP practices but to take a course in working within homes as a service provider. Lets face it, it really doesn’t matter how great they swaddle or their awesome tricks of settling a baby if they cant give the family space when needed.

Traveling Nanny

Travel Nannies

A 24/7 traveling nanny sleeps when the baby sleeps, gets 4 hours off during the day for more rest and time to catch-up on personal item’s: emails, phone calls, showering etc. They are not recovering from a birth or a C-section.

They are not nursing, running your household or going to work. They eat when you eat, attend to your needs for the duration of the contract. A great perk is that there is support for when things need to be tweaked or if help is needed.

Most 24/7 traveling nanny Newborn Care Specialist will work a minimum of 1 week to 1 year. All have all vaccinations, passports ready, and they know how to help a busy family vacationing all over the world or organizing a low-key family that’s hunkered down during the first few months with the baby.

They travel to you or with you. The culture of each family is different. We recognize that and cultivate our ways to match your style.

www.BostonNewbornCare.com 617 299 0374

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Boston Baby Video Monitoring The Best Choices not to make!

Boston Baby Video Monitoring | The Best Choices not to make! If you search the Internet for Baby Video Monitoring products you will find many compact digital video baby monitor designed to give parents complete security by being able to actually watch their baby as they sleep from up to 200 meters away.

Boston Baby Video Monitoring

Baby Video Monitoring

This is a $49.95 product that has limited security and options. Would you trust your Baby’s safety and your piece of mind with a $49 device?

Smarter Home Boston Baby Video Monitoring

We are passionate about creating innovative technology that deepens the connection between people and the things they care about most — their homes, families and businesses. Millions of people trust Alarm.com every day for better security, advanced automation and dependable service.

Our award winning technology and cloud services power Smarter Home and Business solutions, including Interactive Security, Energy Management, Video Monitoring, Automation and Wellness. We connect a broad array of smart devices, making them easily controlled through an intuitive mobile app.

Alarm.com services are exclusively sold, set up and supported by a nationwide network of authorized Security and Smart Home service providers.

Video Monitoring from Anywhere

Boston Baby Video Monitoring

Baby Video Monitoring

Pan and Tilt

Remotely move the Pan/Tilt camera via the web, smartphone or tablet to see the different views of a location. Simultaneously view multiple locations on the same screen. Live Video HD quality and great lowlight performance make for crystal clear video. Use our smartphone or tablet to view live streaming video while away from your property.

Doorbell Camera

See who’s at the front door with the Alarm.com WiFi Doorbell Camera. Two-way voice through the Alarm.com app lets you speak to visitors at the door, from anywhere. Video Alerts. Alarm.com video is connected to your security system and sends you video alerts based on specific system activity. Get an alert if your system is disarmed unexpectedly, if the alarm goes off, or when a specific user disarms the system. Receive alerts by text or email, and customize them by time, day, camera and motion.

Continuous Recording

Capture 24/7, high-definition, continuous recording with the Stream Video Recorder (SVR). The SVR is bandwidth optimized so it won’t slow your internet connection.

Live Streaming

Every connected camera should be able to stream footage of your home directly to your smartphone. Many cameras go further, allowing you to remotely pan and tilt your view, view in low light conditions, and view footage from multiple cameras (even at different homes) on the same screen.

Video Alerts

If something happens at home, your video solution should be able to instantly alert you. A good connected camera will detect motion, begin recording, and send you an alert or email with the video clip so you can see what’s going on.

Smart Clips and Other Smart Features

When your video camera is part of a multi-sensor smart home, your video monitoring becomes smarter and more convenient.

For example, you don’t want an alert for everything – so you can customize what triggers an alert. Contractors arriving or kids coming home? Yes please – your camera will use the door code or alarm panel as the trigger to record. Dog getting up to look out of the window? No alert necessary. It’s your home, so you make the rules.

You can even use your location as a trigger for complete control over your video solution. Alarm.com’s Geo-Services lets you pause recording when you’re at home, and start again when you leave, all based on your smartphone’s location.

Weatherproofing and Wall-Mounting

Many of the events you’ll want to monitor for – particularly security-type events – take place outside your home, where most connected cameras are susceptible to weather and connectivity issues. Here, you need an solution like Alarm.com’s new outdoor wireless camera.

Our new camera features a sleeker design, improved durability, and a high outdoor weather rating, meaning that it captures everything no matter what the weather: ice, rain or humidity. Best of all, a trained security professional can install this camera for you, taking care of mounting, wiring and connectivity while you stay warm indoors.

Interested in a connected video solution? Click here to connect with a local Alarm.com service provider.

Boston Baby Specialists Cradle Cap

Boston Baby Specialists Cradle Cap, I learned the importance of educating parents on their newborns’ appearance early on in my career. One postpartum nurse told me that she would run ragged throughout the night going from room to room answering questions about their baby’s skin, head shape, bent limbs, and lack of eyebrows.

Of course newborns are typically in the hospital for 2-5 days and not much changes in their appearance. The transformation from newborn to cute cherubic, picture perfect baby is quite astounding and as it seems, not all that well known among new parents. Cradle cap is a delightful little condition that happens to most infants to varying degrees. When I say varying degrees, I mean it can be so mild that parents are not aware, or it is so severe that it spreads beyond the baby’s head and onto her face.

One mom called me in a panic when she learned that the rash on her baby’s face, and across her eyebrows was in fact cradle cap! Not everyone knows that it is not limited to the scalp. Common signs of cradle cap include, patchy scaling or thick crusts on the scalp, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales, skin flakes, and possibly mild redness. Similar scales may also be present on the ears, eyelids, nose and groin. Do see your doctor if the patches spread to your baby’s face or body.

Boston Baby Specialists Cradle Cap

Cradle cap usually resolves on its own within a few months. Self-care measures, such as washing your baby’s scalp daily with a mild shampoo, can help loosen and remove the cradle cap scales. Gently rub your baby’s scalp with your fingers or washcloth to loosen the scales. I also see more often than not, a blotchy scalp as a result of mom picking at it! Wash your baby’s hair once a day with mild baby shampoo. Loosen the scales with a small, soft-bristled brush before rinsing off the shampoo. If the scales don’t loosen easily, rub petroleum jelly or a few drops of mineral oil onto your baby’s scalp. Let it soak into the scales for a few minutes, and then brush and shampoo your baby’s hair as usual. If you leave the oil in your baby’s hair, the scales may accumulate and worsen the cradle cap. Once the scales are gone, wash your baby’s hair every few days with a mild shampoo to prevent scale buildup. If cradle cap persists or seems severe, your doctor may suggest a medicated shampoo, lotion or other treatment.

Boston Baby Specialists Cradle cap is most common in newborns. It isn’t contagious and probably won’t bother your baby. Cradle cap generally isn’t itchy for infants.

Though the exact cause of cradle cap isn’t known, one contributing factor may be hormones that pass from the mother to the baby before birth. These hormones can cause an abnormal production of oil (sebum) in the oil glands and hair follicles.

Cradle cap is sometimes confused with another skin condition, infantile eczema. One major difference between these conditions, however, is that eczema usually causes significant itching.

It will pass, usually just in time for baby acne to appear. Don’t cancel the photo op however. Its who they are at the time and can be a memory that will make you smile years later when they are all grown up.

 

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Boston Newborn Care – No Dairy for Your Baby

Boston Newborn Care – No Dairy for your Baby, Another Newborn Care secret in the new mommy who is breastfeeding world is the no dairy thing. Definitely not in the book of things to prepare for.

All moms eating habits change when they are pregnant. They need to add to their meal plan, or clean up a less than healthy one.

Boston Newborn Care – No Dairy for Your Baby

Some of the “go to” items are yogurt, and bowls of cereal. It’s comfort food; sweet, yummy and totally allowed. It’s not doughnuts and candy but it’s a far cry from kale shakes and egg whites. Many moms loosen up on their strict regime and may go totally rogue and add ice cream and chocolate milk to the grocery list.

This is a fun little habit to cultivate. And, after 9 months of it, it does become a habit. So It’s usually stays in place once the baby is born. So, week 4 postpartum, the baby starts to get a little fussy. First line of defense, eliminate dairy. OK coffee is the first of many problems for most. But, the non dairy options are pretty plentiful. Thank god.

For some, it’s a non-issue. They are not big milk and cheese ladies. But for some dairy lovers it’s a disaster.

So moms have just grown a baby in their body, delivered it through their body and are feeding it with their body. Seems like a fairly substantial sacrifice. But as all moms know, the sacrifice for your children is a lifetime sentence.

Moms have limited time for themselves, maybe a shower and a new pair of yoga pants. There is no more room in their bandwidth for any fun. Perhaps the occasional rented movie that takes a day to watch or the best friend that comes over for a cup of coffee you heat up 5 times.

But the happy little afternoon chocolate chip cookie and milk treat is gone.
Seriously?

Moms are not looking for much. It’s ok they cannot enjoy a glass of wine, sleep like a human, go to the bathroom with the door closed, but now the little cheese and crackers with your non alcoholic wine pick me up in the early evening is gonzo.

Boston Newborn Care – No Dairy for your Baby

Its not really about the absence of the milk product, it’s the lack of time to figure out what the substitution is. They try almond milk because that’s fairly easy. They attempt to read every label to see if there is butter or –ase or -ose anything in it, and interrogate every waitress or coffee barista. Ugh! It’s exhausting.

Soy isn’t always an option either. That little food group attaches it self to a lot of diet eliminating menus. (I’m celiac, so in addition to any gluten containing foods, I have to watch out for soy anything, which, by the way, is in jelly beans and Swedish fish!)

Although it is not forever, I will say that eliminating dairy doesn’t mean eating only fruits and vegetables. You may stumble upon an entire world of new tastes, textures and foods that might not otherwise be part of your diet.

It takes 21 days to form a habit. Maybe you’ll just get used to it? Or maybe you’ll dream of the imported milk chocolate that in the cupboard your friend from Germany sent you.

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