For many parents, a newborn baby can be overwhelming. This can be particularly true if you have demanding jobs or other children to take care of. This is where a Maternity Practitioner comes in. For many parents a Maternity Practitioner is a saviour during those tricky, early months. We all know how difficult it can be when you have a newborn baby. A Maternity Practitioner will be there to help and support you and enable you to rest and recover following the birth of your new baby. This will help ease things to enable you to relax and enjoy all the precious moments.
What is a Maternity Practitioner?
A Maternity Practitioner specialises in newborn care and support. They assist and care for your new baby as well as show you how to look after your newborn. This enables you to rest and recover from the birth, knowing your little one is in the care of someone you can trust. A Maternity Practitioner will work the hours that best fit in to your new routine and tends to be for 24 hours a day for 5-6 days per week. This can be from several weeks to several months depending on your requirements.
The Duties of a Maternity Practitioner
A Maternity Practitioner tends to sleep in the same room as the baby at night and will be on hand to take care of them. They will bring your baby to you if you are breastfeeding, and then settle the baby back to sleep afterwards. Here at Annie’s Nannies® we know what a precious time this is in a mum and baby’s life and we can help make this time as easy as possible for all involved. Our Maternity Practitioner candidates are all experienced with newborn babies and will ensure they get the best possible care. The Maternity Practitioner will perform nursery duties such as washing, feeding and soothing your baby. They will also keep the nursery and equipment clean and tidy and be there to take over when you need a rest. Duties can differ depending on requirements and it is important you speak to your Maternity Practitioner to discuss just what you are looking for.
Key Responsibilities of a Maternity Practitioner
Assist with night feeding
Settle the baby
Help with bottle or breastfeeding
Bath the baby
Assist with establishing a routine
Offer guidance and help to the new parents
Prepare and sterilise bottles
Dress the baby
Launder the baby’s clothes
Facilities to Provide for a Maternity Practitioner
A Maternity Practitioner will require similar facilities to a Live-in Nanny. This means they would need a room of their own (this is usually shared with the baby), as well as the use of a bathroom. If the bathroom can be an en-suite this is preferable, as they will not disturb anyone during the night. They will also need a private space where they can relax during their time off and access to kitchen facilities to cook their meals. Ingredients or meals are usually expected to be provided.
How do I Find a Maternity Practitioner?
If you are looking for a Maternity Practitioner in Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, Berkshire, other close counties and London please get in touch via email or telephone with any questions you may have.
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