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Benefits of hiring a Maternity Nurse

Are you nervous about bringing your newborn baby home? Have lots of questions that you are unsure of the answer to?  Or simply have a busy and hectic lifestyle and could do with a bit of extra support at the beginning, then a Maternity Nurse could be the answer for you.

A maternity nurse is someone who comes into your home and helps care for you and your newborn baby after birth. They normally work twenty four hours a day covering the nightshift, and can help guide you in caring for your baby, or they can take sole charge in the care of your newborn, depending on your preference.

Every family has different needs, for example first time parents may want to learn more about the caring for a baby such as bathing, getting them dressed and how to prepare them for sleep times.  Alternatively parents with older children who are more confident may want specific help, such as night time routines and/or breastfeeding, or may simply want the opportunity to spend time with the older siblings without causing too much disruption or jealousy.

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At Rockmybaby® Nanny Agency we can provide you with a Maternity Nurse that has a wealth of knowledge and experience.  They are not only there to care for the baby but to be someone to talk to if you are feeling overwhelmed by motherhood.  This can be especially beneficial during the night feeds when you are tired; having someone to support you and make the time go quicker is priceless.

Breast feeding can look easy in theory but, in some cases, is not so easy in practice.  As a new Mum this can be daunting and emotional, but a Maternity Nurse can provide support and reassurance as well as using their experience if for example baby doesn’t latch on.

So, let Rockmybaby® Nanny Agency take some of that stress away and provide you with a Maternity Nurse to guide and support you whilst you are learning about your newborn.


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Summer Reading for Young Children

Rockmybaby thinks summer’s lazy days are some of the best in life and having no day-to-day agenda is often a relief to busy parents.  There is nothing like just be able to relax as the days go by, but many parents don’t realize the summer “brain drain,” can happen to children as young as pre-school.

Do you  remember summer reading lists which came home in our backpacks because elementary school teachers did not want school age children’s brain’s to go on vacation?  There are more new studies to suggest that even toddlers suffer from lack of reading over the summer holidays.

Reading with Children

Reading with Children

Reading is a gift you give a child for life and instilling a love for reading, especially during summer when children typically have more time is so important. Here are some tips for keeping your young children reading all summer long!

  • Read early and often. The early years are critical to developing a life long love of reading. It is never too early to start.
  • Lead and read by example! Make sure your children, even toddlers see you reading a book and not being glued to your smart phone!
  • Go to the library, it is free and can be a cool respite on a hot summer day!
  • Make it a bonding time, when you can have a cuddle and remind your child how special this time is!
  • Build your child’s vocabulary by reading more challenging books and making an effort to build those words into your conversations!
  • Read with humour and expression!
  • Talk about what is happening in the book, point out pictures, words and ask them questions.
  • It is OK to read some books for the 100th time, but this can also limit children’s vocabulary development so make sure you “keep it fresh,” with new stories
  • Do a book exchange with neighbors, family and friends!
  • Mention how we read from left to right and words are separated with spaces and punctuation.
  • Talk about words that you see in your environment
  • Have FUN!

Happy Reading and Happy Summer!

Written by Ruth Maurandy