“Baby Matters did a remarkable job looking after my son, enabling me to recover from a c section. Their care and attention, and also most importantly, their advice to a new mother was first class. They helped me establish a routine both during the day and night.”
Life with a newborn can be the most magical and wonderful time. It can also be the scariest, loneliest, and most difficult time. Many families feel they would like some kind of support from “the experts”. But where to start?
We get many calls asking things like:
“We paid all this money for a cot/ moses basket/ sleepyhead/ hammock/ co sleeper- why won’t my baby sleep anywhere but my chest!?”
“Is it normal for my baby to cry so much?”
“I’ve heard you can’t have a routine with a baby until they are 3 months or older, is this true?”
“How do we get our baby into a gentle routine so that we start with good habits from the offset?”
The truth is, in our experience, most of these ‘problems’ can be avoided by having someone with you in the early days to teach you how to read your baby and respond in a gentle way. Your baby is not a robot, and no book, website, or internet forum is going to give you the definitive answer you need for your individual situation. Your Baby Matters consultant will.
Baby Matters offers individually tailored support to suit your needs. Please call us to discuss our recommendations for how you would best benefit from our services. We can do any combination of nights with you depending on your situation and budget. During this time you will have the benefit of asking all those new parent questions and getting up to date advice on as your baby begins to move to the next stages of development and routine
We recommend booking your time with Baby Matters during pregnancy, but it’s not essential – we always do our best to accommodate families who realise they need some help after their baby has arrived.
Whether it’s a single birth, multiple birth, teaching your little one to fall asleep independently, the need for a little bit of time as a couple, support through postnatal depression or perhaps one of the myriad of new and confusing situations we as parents encounter every single day(!) Baby Matters offers care, consultancy and maternity nurse support with the utmost discretion for families no matter what your age or stage.
Our most popular service once your baby arrives offers one to one care from a Baby Matters consultant in your own home. This service is tailor-made to each individual family and situation this can be one night, several weeks or even months.
- Your own Baby Matters consultant to ask the millions of questions you have with a newborn
- Advice tailor-made to your situation
- A chance to recuperate or a chance to learn
- You will be left with a daily plan to follow
- Guidance on putting good habits in place from the beginning
- A minimum 8hr shift offering flexibility to suit your needs and budget
Preparation For Newborn
Booked anytime during pregnancy or within the first month after your baby’s due date, it’s the perfect way to prepare you for all the things you really need to know about caring for your newborn. We will come to your home or arrange a Skype / telephone call during which we will cover the following areas:
- Breast / bottle-feeding depending on your preference or perhaps even a bit of both if you’re still undecided.
- Kit – What do you actually need to buy? Which are the best products? Is that luxury item REALLY worth the money?
- What to expect from your newborn – most people prepare endlessly for their birth and think that when their baby arrives the rest will be the easy part. You’re right! IF you know what to expect.
- How to establish a routine (the basics) – Routine isn’t a word to be scared of. We offer baby and family centered practical advice for getting started on a schedule to give you confidence and time for yourself.
- Baby Care – how to top and tail, change a nappy, bath your baby and all the rest!
- Safe Sleeping – up to date advice on safe sleeping practices.
- Infant resuscitation – How to give first aid to a baby who has stopped breathing or is choking.