experience with newborns spanning 20+ years and 2300+ babies I was thrown into the world of new babies when my younger brother became a rather surprised father to triplet boys in 1995 and I was enlisted to help. After 8 fairly eventful months with my three noisy nephews, I decided to “pass it forward” by continuing to help new parents get to grips with their own bundles of noise and started working as a Maternity Nanny in London. Almost 21 years and over 2,300 babies later, I am now much in demand by parents who find that some relaxed, highly experienced and friendly on-going support is just what they need. I began consultancy work on the recommendation of many my past mums – so many of whom have become close personal friends – who felt this was a service that they themselves would have used if it had been offered. Prior to that I had worked variously as a PA, Marketing Executive, Yacht Crew member, Scuba Diving Instructor and Underwater Photographer. My belief It is my belief that all mothers and fathers need some support, guidance and coaching during the weeks and months following a birth. I believe it is better to gently ease new parents into their role by showing them how to read and understand their baby, rather than taking over as the primary carer. I think it is essential to boost confidence and give reassurance about any concerns by educating and shadowing them as they become increasingly comfortable and relaxed. I do not believe that there is only one way of doing things, preferring to listen to the wants, needs and concerns of each individual family, then offering solutions...Find Out More
postnatal packages to see you through the first few weeks One-to-one home visits to teach you all you need to know about your new baby including breast or bottle feeding advice, bathing, dressing, general hygiene, sleep cycles, how to read and understand your newborn’s body language and much more. Bespoke continuity-of-care packages tailored to your individual needs as new parents, for as short as one week or as long as three months. Troubleshooting with sleep problems in babies up to 6 months old. Establishing routines & correcting poor sleep habits. Getting out and about with your new baby and learning to plan your days. For more detail please see the packages and options available:...Find Out More
from birth to 6 months consultations Consultations are shorter home visits to address specific topics such as breast feeding problems, latching, transition from breast to bottle, crying babies, self settling, implementing routines or how to change poor sleep habits. These visits are typically 3-4 hours long and include a follow-up phone consultation. Some problems can be fixed in a single visit whilst others (sleep and routine for example) may mean that you want a bit of “propping up” as you make changes so we may arrange two or three sessions. coaching Coaching sessions can be arranged to help with one or two specific issues. which one is right for you? If you want to have a chat in the first instance, send me an email with a bit of background so that I can get a better idea of what you might need. We can then arrange a suitable time for me to call and we can discuss the finer details, I can offer suggestions for you to think about and then take things from there. the kind of areas I offer support in Nappy changing and how to clean your baby daily Breast feeding positions and dealing with fussy feeders Early days breast feeding problems Treatment of mastitis, sticky eye, thrush, engorgement, cracked nipples Latching technique Colic & Reflux Bathing and dressing your baby Self settling Swaddling methods How to plan your day around a newborn Getting out and about Starting good sleep habits Implementing a routine Most mums-to-be would think that that would just about cover it … but there is the emotional side of things to think about too. from one of my...Find Out More
These are just some examples of packages I have offered my clients. However, if you have a set budget or wanted something a little different I can put something together just for you. This could be as simple as one or two home visits per week for a few hours, just until you settle in with your new baby. Please contact me initially for a chat and we can go over the options to help build you a package of postnatal care to suit your budget and your family. Name(required) Address Email(required) Phone Enquire about your own...Find Out More
"We still refer to our baby's life as BH & AH (before and after Hattie!!)"
A less intrusive alternative to having a live-in Maternity Nurse, I provide home visits giving consistent and reliable postnatal help to you and your partner. Professional yet gentle, practical yet good humoured support to help you settle in with your newborn after you come home.
Choose from a variety of packages and options – you can even create your own ideal package. From one week to six weeks, you can choose the help and support you need. I’m available via email and phone to chat through the options.