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Leeann Keady

Leeann Keady is the founder holding an undergraduate degree in human sciences services from the University of Rhode Island graduated in 1985. Leeann Keady has been working in the childcare training industry for the past 20 years. I provide education, training, and support for working Executives as they plan for a Newborn.

Newborn Care Specialist Course

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

Newborn Care Course for Parents

Boston Newborn Care Course for Parents. Boston Newborn Care offers a 3-hour course for new parents. The Newborn Care Course for Parents is offered at at the Boston Newborn Care offices.

Newborn Training Certification

Newborn Training and Certification. Boston Newborn Courses for Care Providers this course is taught through Boston Newborn Care/Newborn Training and 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.

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”

Hiring a Boston Night Nurse for Your Newborn

Hiring a Boston Night Nurse for Your Newborn. Boston is a popular area for baby nurses. I get that I live this world, but it is always astounding to me that folks have never heard of a night nurse or a baby nurse that support families when an infant (or two or three) joins the family.   Or maybe it is something they have seen in TV but feel that this is just a service for the rich and famous.

SOOO not true.

First of all, parents are not expected to know the specific industry terms.  The “industry” consists of nannies and agencies that are trying to outline the different roles.  Parents who need support will search for whatever term they think is most likely going to yield the best candidate.

So, be it a night nanny, newborn care specialist, maternity nurse, overnight nanny or baby nurse or whatever you want to call it,  were here to help.

In a recent article I read, parents lose an average of six months of sleep in the first two years of their child’s life.

Boston Night Nurse

Yikes, that’s a pretty big sleep debt.

Like many things in life, the amount of sleep, where you sleep, the conditions in which you sleep is important to many.  It’s an area in life that most don’t mess with.

Aside from fuzzy brain, forgetfulness, and appearing like a space cadet there are many serious ramifications to being up all night going to bed.

Migraines, seizures, and wakening some dormant condition due to lack of sleep.

Just like many other things, perhaps sleep is worth the price to pay to get it.

I once had a client who said, “I’m young, I can always make money, I just don’t want to be miserable in what is supposed to be an awesome time in my life”

Another client was so thrilled with being referred to me, she said ”I’m going to bed, I’ll just leave a suitcase full of cash by the door”  Another said she would have written a blank check had she known about this service.

There is a short-term expense to this service Boston Night Nurse.  But it’s just a short time.  Not always a sustainable outlay for years, but most feel it’s worth it for a few months. You decide the time frame, the hours and the bonus tasks performed while you are dreaming away.

I’m from a customer service background.  It’s important to me to only present professional, experienced legitimate baby nurses to my clients.

Word of advice.  Google them.

If you see articles about the newborn care specialist you are planning on with another career, you may want to reconsider.  Don’t you just want a passionate professional?  Not a sales rep or a hospital translator.

Just sayin…Boston Night Nurse

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,

Choosing Newborn Care in Boston is personal

Choosing Newborn Care in Boston is personal. This comes with such questions like Safety? Location? Hours? Price? and Flexibility? These can be confusing choices for first time parents

First Parents need to identify the categories of Choosing Newborn Care in Boston.

Daycare Center – Centers like KinderCare, Next Generation Child Care Centers, The Goddard School and Bright Horizons are located in most cities and towns. There are also many private centers-located in churches and community centers, which are run in a similar fashion.

Private, In-home Day Care – Home based day care centers, mainly in more suburban locations in most towns. They are located in designated areas in private homes operated by a licensed day care provider.

Private Nannies- Professional care providers with educational training, credentials, references, years of experience and local knowledge of child rearing resources and child friendly activities.

Au Pairs- Can come over 60 countries, Au Pairs come to the US for one – two years on a J1 learning visa and they come with stringent background checks. Plus parents are provided with local coordinators to assist the families with working with Au Pairs.

So parents now need to decide how to choose from these options.

Corporate Facilities; Those in designated buildings: school-like environment, with florescent lighting and industrial furniture, secure entrances and exits. These are more regulated; there are more eyes on your child. Report cards and progress reports- there are more checks and balances.

Choosing Newborn Care

Home based Centers; More cozy outfits with the nice lady down the street who bakes cookies and encourages the kiddos to come in PJ’s and their favorite lovey. Less structured, however the rules and regulations are in place, just a softer touch. Ratio of provider to child is strictly enforced here as well.

Nanny’s; The kids are in their own home, with their own things; napping in their own crib. No need to pack up the kids on those cold and snowy days. They get to stay in their nice cozy and warm bed. A huge perk is that there is an adult in your home to bring in the mail, meet a delivery, and take care of the children’s laundry, their food prep and their toys.

Live-In Au pair: Structured to be like a family member who can immerse a new language and culture to the children’s life. She lives there, knows the house as her own. Encouraged by the family to get a good a nights sleep and maintain a wholesome girl-next-door persona and become part of the family

I remember making these choices when my kids were small. I tested out each option because I couldn’t make the decision. Parenting isn’t as easy as you may think. The choices are endless and the worrying constant. But understand that we all get through it and find solutions for your most important priority, your child…..