Generally, the First baby of the family was taken care by the grandparents of the family. But as second baby delivery happens and it becomes more difficult to handle mother and two Childs and in that case, one seeks the help of confinement lady. Nanny is one who helps the mother in and after her pregnancy period. Nanny can help the pregnant women in cooking and doing household works till the after birth wounds get healed. And also at the same time help in handling the newborn baby.
Role of a confinement nanny
- Their primary work is to cook nutritious food for both recovering mothers and for the newborn child.
- To help in the recovery of mother as well as baby health
- To help in the household chores like cleaning, cooking etc
- To also take care of babies chores like washing baby’s milk bottle and baby clothes.
Things to consider before hiring a Nanny
If you can get help from your mother, mother in law, god mother or any other close relatives during the first few months of your child’s birth, then there is no need of hiring a confinement nanny. And if you have already a helper at home who can assist with the cooking and cleaning then you can think twice before hiring a nanny.
If it’s the case of cooking nutritious food recovery, the internet has many options and even you can check with your mother or mother in law whether they have any few secret confinement recipes in their family.
If your mother/mother in law is not in a situation to help you due to health issues or work problems then you don’t have any other option than hiring a confinement nanny to take care of your baby and you. You can ask your friends for recommendations on good nannies or good nanny agency. Or else you can join in any motherhood or parenting forums to ask recommendations on good nannies, as there will be women who already have experience in nannies and so they can tell you recommendations as well.
Professional Nanny Confinement agencies
Nowadays there is more professional confinement agency which gives good nannies depending upon your need. The charges differ depending upon the services we need and also depends upon the experience.
If you have decided to hire a nanny and also decided which agency to look into, then ask for some testimonials and references by already hired mothers which have been offered by the agency as experience.
You can also request to interview nanny in person wherever it is comfortable. It can be even her home as we can make her more comfortable and also we can look into more details of her character and environment. You can inform all your needs and conditions before to avoid any future misunderstandings.
Also, you should check with the agency for their contract terms and conditions for hiring a confinement nanny. We should check whether they will give any replacement nanny in an exceptional case. And also if there is and any other expenses or hidden fees additional to the hiring cost.
Confinement nanny is just to help you and baby in recovery. So they can refuse to be your helper in your household works like house cleaning or watering plants etc. It is best to have a talk and be clear of all these to avoid any conflicts. To hire a good nanny it may take time, patience and also lots of research on good confinement agency too. But you can eventually get one as they are more options for you to choose in today’s world.