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Boston Newborn Care | Salute to New Moms

Boston Newborn Care Salute to New Moms comes in many forms. Most of the moms I speak to are looking for some support for when the baby is born. Be it overnight help, lactation support or just general training for a grandparent, their care provider or themselves.

I hear the angst in their voice. Birth plan, epidural or no meds; room in or nursery; car seat, stroller, breastfeeding, formula, bottles, pacifiers, swaddle, crib…

I feel so badly for new moms these days. There is a saying, “you don’t know what you don’t know until you don’t know it”.

Boston Newborn Care Salute to New Moms

It’s really not until now that moms worry that not knowing something is this important. The stakes are high. “This isn’t my dry-cleaning I’m looking for help with” a friend used to say to me. It’s a person, a totally incapable helpless one that I am completely responsible for. It isn’t until you have a second or third child that you realize the agony of not knowing something isn’t that big of a deal.

The 5-second rule vs. shrink wrapping and boiling the paci that fell to the floor, using the breast milk that has been out for 6 hours vs. tossing it, skipping a pumping session.. on and on and on.

But take all of these things and try to figure them out at once, all while not feeling well, not looking your best, being sleep deprived with a parade of strangers in your midst.

It’s a big deal. Boston Newborn Care Salute to New Moms

The other day I heard first hand a mom who was so worried about being pressured to breastfeed from the nurses at the hospital. She “heard” that at this particular hospital, it is customary for the nurses to not listen to you but to force you to breastfeed.

This mom really wasn’t leaning toward it. She wanted to be more comfortable making the decision as things progressed. She liked having an ‘out’ if she wanted it.

I tell all of my moms that I want them to be the parent they want to be. I want them, as unknowing and unprepared, as they are to figure it out. I’ll tell then that whatever they decide, I have probably supported a mom with similar feelings and will work with them to let it happen organically. In their terms. Well figure it out together if need be.

Boston Newborn Care Salute to New Moms. There are 4 roles in his scenario.

Baby, Parent,Doctor, Supporter

Pick one; the other roles are taken. And, learn your position.

Society, Facebook, every little thought and event being pictured and documented, commented on and discussed has created this angst I speak of.

So on this day after mothers day, I salute you new moms and empower you to make the choices that work for you.

Unless of course they are a tiny bit dangerous, then well have to chat.

Promise, I’ll be nice!

BLOOM: An Event for New and Expectant Moms

BLOOM: An Event for New and Expectant Moms. In 1993 when I was pregnant with my kids there were no resources that I could find to give me the much-needed support I desperately required.

Sure, my awesome mom came and stayed for a few days here and there but like anything, once the novelty wears off, so does any interest of friends and family to come to your aid.

Well, times have changed and many entrepreneurial women recognize the need and are delivering. (Not a baby; the services we desire.)

BLOOM

BLOOM

Finding the help, figuring out what fits best with your families needs is another trick of this century.

There will be tons of resources in one place at Bloom.

BLOOM is an event in Boston for new and expectant moms that you’re going to love. I am so happy to be participating in this awesome event on May 20th.

This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon. This event will provide an afternoon of pampering, delicious food, educational resources, giveaways and swag, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources.

Ticket Information and FAQs:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bloom-an-event-for-new-and-expectant-moms-tickets-33345291665

  • Everyone needs a ticket for this event.  Children under 1 are FREE.
  • Tickets price is only $15 (+taxes/fees)!
  • Tickets include – admission to the event, food and beverages, a day of pampering and pure relaxation, and the chance to win some giveaways!
  • Each ticket comes with a sweet SWAG BAG loaded with goodies!

Please note:  

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  We are only able to provide a certain number of tickets.  Therefore, once they are sold out, we will be unable to release more. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip “Mixie Bottle”

Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip “Mixie Bottle”. Have you ever heard of it? It’s a brilliant way to be on the go with a bottle at the ready. Getting out of the house with a newborn is a feat among itself. Gone are the days where you have to just tuck your phone into your pocket and dash.

Now there’s the checklist.

Diapers, toys, change of clothes for baby, change of shirt for mom (annoying headlight spots on your shirt from leaking breast milk isn’t especially attractive) The diaper bag with favorite toys, loveys, blankets. Etc. etc. etc.

Now the chore of the bottle: Although your breastfeeding days are still in full swing, perhaps you are supplementing with some formula in anticipation of going back to work, or just because you want to introduce formula to your babe.

Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip "Mixie Bottle"

Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip “Mixie Bottle”

Now the questions:

Do I make it ahead of time and then search for a coffee shop where I can get a hot cup of water to warm it in? Do I bring the water separately and the powder in a different container to mix it on the go.

Holding an infant, trying not to touch any surface outside of your house and mix it without being one of those new moms who fumbles and spills?

Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip “Mixie Bottle

The chamber has the perfect amount of formula, the water is the perfect temp. Push the bottom of the chamber; the powder is released into the water. And you have the perfect bottle with no struggle.

You can load up your stroller or your diaper bag with ready to go bottles so you are never stuck struggling in the ladies room in a full sweat with a hungry baby.

Here is one tip. The bottle can leak a little bit from the top if it is screwed on too tight. The pressure from the release of the formula somehow causes the nipple to be a little off where it attaches to the bottle collar.

Just don’t tighten it too much and you’ll have no issues. The wide Dr. brown nipples fit on this bottle as well.

Mixie Bottle Fill, Pop, Mix for the freshest bottle on the go.

Boston Newborn Care Bottle Tip “Mixie Bottle”

Boston Newborn Care Nanny Opportunities

Nanny Opportunities
Summers off – Framingham Ma.

Location: (Wayland Line) at Avalon Apartments

Schedule: 8:15am – 4:15pm, M – F

Rate: $18 per hour

Child: One 5. 5 month infant boy

Required: Infant CPR training cert; dog friendly, clean driving record, references

I’m looking for a great nanny for 1 child. Light Housekeeping, Baby Laundry. Comfortable With Pets: Take our dog outside for a bathroom break/walk.
We are looking for a motivated, fun, experienced nanny to care for our son. He will be 5.5 months end of February. We also have an older small dog; he is very friendly and will need to be taken outside for a bathroom break/walk. I am a teacher, so I am open to offer flexible summer hours. Your commute cannot be too far; location is important to us.

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Nanny Opportunities

2 days a week until September – Franklin Ma.

Location- Franklin Ma

Schedule- Monday and /or Thursday

Rate-

Child- boy 4 months and a girl 2.8

Required- Infant experience, CPR, Clean Driving record, references

We live in Franklin and are looking for Nanny services either 1 or 2 days a week (Mon/Thurs) until at least September.  It could possibly be longer as we are looking into pre-schools for my daughter but do not have concrete plans.

We have a daughter who is 2 years 8 months old and a son who is 4 months.  The nanny would only have to watch one of the children.
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Nanny Opportunities

Charlestown- Full time

Location- Off Bunker Hill Street

Schedule M-F 8:30-5:50- Baby all day, older girl 3:30-5:30

Rate- $18

Child – 2 girls 3 and 4 months

Required- CPR, parking spot available, references,

Monday – Friday 8:30-5:30.  Full time with baby and then they’d have our older daughter from 3-5:30 m-th and all day Friday.  

Guaranteed 40 hours, paid federal holidays off,

Five paid sick days, 2 weeks paid vacation and numerous other days off.

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Nanny Opportunities

Full Time –Boston

Location – Back Bay, Bay Village

Schedule-30-40 hours a week

Rate- $15-16 per hour

Child- 3 month old girl

Required- CPR, public transportation,