Those first few months in the newborn bubble are beautiful, rewarding, and incredibly exhausting. Time slows down and your world is placed on hold while you give every bit of yourself to a tiny little human. Sleep is elusive, rest is a distant memory, you eat and function, but you couldn’t tell anyone what or how. Did you shower today? Maybe. What day is it? A day ending in ‘y’, probably. What’s happening in the world? Heck if you know.
There are moments when the sleep deprivation swallows you whole and the next thing you know you’re having a meltdown because you dropped a plastic cup.
But, as luck would have it, help is available and it’s called a “Night Nanny.”
The help and support provided by night nannies should be commonplace, alas…most new moms haven’t heard of them and if they have, don’t know where to find one or think there’s no way they can afford this kind of life-changing help.
Jorrie Varney at Scary Mommy:
I needed support, but mostly in the middle of the night, when no one was around. Someone who could swoop in around 2 a.m., when I was in tears, and at a loss for what to do next. Someone who wasn’t there to judge my parenting style, or offer well-meaning advice that worked for them in 1987.
As it turns out, night nannies are a real thing, and I can’t tell you how bummed I am that I didn’t know about them when my kids were babies. Night nannies provide the support exhausted new parents need, but in the middle of the night when grandma isn’t there to take a fussy baby off your hands. Their entire role is to offer night time support—however you may need it.
They are professional baby whisperers, who aren’t there to judge your parenting, or prattle on about Uncle Roger’s knee surgery. They won’t repeatedly ask you what they can do to help, or expect you to provide constant direction. These superheroes will care for your baby while you rest and recharge. They change diapers, console colicky newborns, and sh-sh-shush your precious pumpkin back to sleep, so you can get the rest you need to function the next day.
I remember how amazing I felt the first time my daughter slept four straight hours during the night. But let me tell you something. If you feel refreshed after four hours of sleep, you are either severely sleep-deprived or you’re a vampire, because that is not normal.
There isn’t a mother out there who doesn’t deserve the kind of postpartum support offered by a night nanny. You can hire a nanny once a week, or have them there every night. They are available to meet the individual needs of their clients, and OMG, WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
I know what you are thinking—that’s great and all, but I’m not a celebrity, and I can’t afford a freaking night nanny, lady. I thought the same thing, and I’m not drowning in money by any stretch, but the hourly cost in most cities is comparable to hiring a sitter for date night. I think we can all agree that even a few extra hours of sleep and rest, can make all the difference in the world.
Take it from a new mom who has a night nanny
And boy do night nannies make a difference. One of our super fab clients, Thamer Favor, former Miss Houston, swears by night nannies, even if it’s just one night a week:
“…even if it’s for just one night, get a night nanny. It is life changing!! Even if you’re lucky and your baby sleeps long periods through the night, you still never get a good deep sleep like before baby. It’s almost like you half sleep now with one ear open, ready at any given moment to wake up for the baby. But, with the night nanny, you can sleep like a baby knowing someone very qualified is there taking care of the baby’s needs and you get a good night’s sleep to recharge.”
Everyone functions better when they’re rested and new parents are no exception.
Where does one find these amazing night nanny people?
You’re in the right place! The Motherhood Center specializes in nanny training and placement and we’d love to help you.
Our nannies are passionate about their work and thoroughly vetted.
We’re committed to helping you find the right person for your family.
So kiss your delirium good-bye and let us help you and your family. You won’t regret it.
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