Baby Nurse Services Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend browsing through the following for helpful answers to our most common questions and concerns regarding our popular night and 24 hour baby nurse agency services in NYC, Westchester & North NJ
We are still unsure of our needs, what are the schedule options available?
We offer Night and 24-Hour Baby Nurse Services. Night nurse support is our most popular request as it provides new parents help when they need it most. For night support, you have the option of 10-12 hours per night, for 5-7 nights per week. The 10hr shift is usually 9pm-7am while the 12hr shift is usually 8-8 or 9-9, and this is completely flexible. 24-Hour care is a live-in baby nurse who will provide general support with baby throughout the day.
What are the qualifications of your baby nurses?
Our success is in our selection. We refer an exclusive group of top newborn specialists, most of whom we’ve known and recommended for many years. They receive newborn care training, are Infant CPR certified, are medically cleared with proper vaccinations, are fully screened with clean background checks, and have dozens of glowing references from our client families. They have a wealth of experience which includes baby sleep training, breast and bottle feeding, routine and schedule development, colic, reflux, preemie care, twins and triplet care, and much more. Most importantly, they really love helping you and your new baby!
How long should we book a baby nurse and what are the minimum requirements?
We offer services for as little as two weeks all the way up to one year, with the average family requesting help for 2-4 months. This 2-4 month period provides support during the essential newborn weeks and establishes key patterns and routines for sleep training success. It is helpful to decide on the timing that works for your family and budget since baby nurse availability is highly based on duration and schedule chosen.
What if we would like to extend our baby nurse for longer?
A high percentage of our client families request to keep their baby nurse on for longer. We will try to work with you; however, extensions cannot be guaranteed as we typically book out our baby nurses in advance. If your baby nurse is no longer available, we can recommend another baby nurse to help who may be in-between assignments. The more notice we have, the better.
What if we don’t like our baby nurse, will you send someone else?
Yes! You are not obligated to keep the baby nurse assigned. This is rarely an issue as 99% of our clients are extremely happy with the help they receive. If you are unsatisfied for whatever reason, we will quickly look to replace your baby nurse.
Can we book a baby nurse part time, for just a couple nights a week?
You have the option of 5, 6 or 7 nights per week. If your goal is to get some quality rest, we find that the consistency in care of consecutive nights work best in the long run at establishing a great routine and feeding/sleep cycle for baby. You can follow this same routine once your baby nurse leaves. Instead of part time for longer, we recommend full time for shorter periods.
How far in advance should we reserve a baby nurse before baby comes?
As far in advance as possible! Although we can accommodate last minute requests, the caregiver may only be available for a short period while in-between assignments. We can select the most suitable baby nurse for your family with advance scheduling.
Babies don’t come when they are due so what if our assigned baby nurse is not available?
It would be great if all babies came when we wanted them to, but we know that’s a fantasy! We build in time before and after the due date to allow for flexibility. We will wait patiently on your baby to arrive in all his or her magnificence! 😊
How does the process work?
Simply complete our Baby Nurse Request Form online and a placement coordinator will review your needs and contact you regarding availability and answer any questions you may have. We will recommend the most suitable baby nurse based on your needs including schedule, dates, location, duration, preferences, pets, etc. We will send you the baby nurse’s bio for your review. If you are feeling worried and time and availability allows, we can set up a meeting and/or phone call. We will check in to see how things are going.
What are the rates and fees?
In our years of service, we have found our current rates to offer the most competitive and yet affordable opportunity to hire the most qualified care. The help provided by our baby nurses have been referred to by our families, as being priceless and worth every penny!
Night Care: $25+ per hour | 24-Hour Care: $350+ (Baby Nurses are paid directly at the end of each week)
Agency Fee: 20% of the total Booking Period (Applied to your credit card of choice)
*Rates increase for twin and triplet care by $5-10 per hour
Areas Commonly Served for Baby Nurse Services
NYC, Brooklyn, Queens
Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk)
Westchester County & Fairfield CT
JC - Hoboken - Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen & Morris County