Overnight Care

When you’re a new or expecting parent, you might be overwhelmed by a lot of new concepts. Newborn nannies, doulas, newborn care specialists, night nannies–these terms sound familiar, right? But what is the difference between a doula and newborn care specialist? And what does it mean when they’re certified? An NCS specializes in certified newborn [...]

If you’re an expecting mother or brand-new parent looking for a little help with your newborn, you might be thinking of hiring a nanny. A nanny can certainly help you care for your baby, but you might consider hiring a newborn care specialist for this special time. What is a newborn care specialist? A newborn [...]

Do you need a doula, a night nanny or a newborn care specialist? Expecting and new parents learn a lot of terminology during the nine to ten months of pregnancy. Words like colostrum, amniotic fluid, Apgar score, ectopic pregnancy, fontanelles, meconium, prenatal, postnatal and everything in between.   Now that you’ve mastered those, or are [...]

How to Transition Your Baby To a Crib

Have you been co-sleeping and now want to know how to transition your baby to a crib? It’s a delicate move, but one that can be done very smoothly with some basic techniques and a lot of patience (or, just call us, but that’s another blog!). When you first get home after birth, you never [...]

Night Nannies for Newborns: Average Costs

How much does a night nanny cost for newborns? Looking for night nanny costs? Wondering how much it costs and whether it’s something you can afford? Night nannies for newborns can be surprisingly affordable. At Maternal Instincts, we have a sliding scale, based on the experience of the night nanny. Depending on your family’s needs, [...]