Newborn Care Specialist Association Update

“The NCSA (Newborn Care Specialist Association) would like to offer a formal apology to the Newborn Care Training Academy, Brittany Hunt and Haleigh Haggerton Almquist for cancelling their membership to the NCSA 2 years ago. We have followed the NCTA for the last...

How to Use Target Market to Grow Your Business

Welcome to week 3 of our business series! Let’s start this blog by determining who needs to know their target market and what exactly a “target market” is. Later on we’ll discuss ways to identify your target market and why it is important for you to learn this crucial...

Starting your Business | Welcome

Welcome to the Newborn Care Training Academy’s 8 week blog series on starting or improving your business. We are so thankful that you have chosen to follow us through this series! Let us be the first to say congratulations on taking steps to start your business, or if...

Nannypalooza 2015: A Recap

Nannypalooza provides an opportunity for nannies in the industry to learn new techniques and network with other fellow nannies across the nation all while immersed in a fun environment. It is their mission to present high quality training workshops and information to...

The Importance of Branding Your Business

Once you have established a business and have a product or service that you are selling, it is crucial to make your business and service known to the public. In this process, “branding” is paramount to the success of making your services well known. Essentially, a...

Car Seat Safety

In today’s world, we are constantly on the go. We spend the majority of our time during the day in our cars, which may mean that Baby is in the car with us. To ensure that Baby has a smooth car ride, the proper installation and use of a car seat is paramount. In order...

The Benefits of White Noise

The use of white noise to put a newborn to sleep may seem counterintuitive, however, white noise helps to emulate a familiar setting for your newborn. For the nine months that baby develops in the womb, she is exposed to a multitude of sounds. The womb is quite a...

Benefits of Joining the INA

As an in-home childcare professional, it is important to continually strive for growth in order to benefit you and those under your care. The International Nanny Association is a non-profit association dedicated to educating childcare professionals to enhance the...

Post Feeding Fussiness Solved!

It is not uncommon for a baby to be fussy after a feeding and there are a wide number of potential causes for the fussiness being exhibited.  Some of these causes are easy to identify and remedy while others may require the help of a specialist or may go unidentified...

NCTA Online Launch

Haleigh and I have been plugging away on converting our awesome manual to an online curriculum. The Newborn Care Training Academy's goal is to create a new standard for online learning available to students who wish to become a Newborn Care Specialist. With that in...

April In Person Class

Our April in person class was great! We filled up our class with students from 4 different states, and all different careers. We had nannies, a nurse, daycare staff, and current Newborn Care Specialist! We had a great time teaching students about different aspects of...

Why You Should Attend Gearapalooza!

Last weekend I attended The Bump Club’s  Gearapalooza in Austin, Texas for their first stop of the 2014 tour! This year’s tour is traveling to 12 cities around the US and the 12th city was decided by a Facebook vote. Unfortunately for us, Seattle narrowly beat out...

5 Reasons You Should Attend NNTD

Today is March 20th , which means there is less than a month until National Nanny Training Day! NNTD is an annual event created by Nanny Biz Reviews to provide support and training to nannies nationwide. NNTD is expecting over 2000 nannies this year and is being held...

Behind the Scenes and Update

We have been working like crazy trying to get our online curriculum ready to launch! So, what does it take to launch an online curriculum? A lot of work, that's for sure! 1. Converting the curriculum- We've been going through our manual converting the information onto...

When to Stop Swaddling- Part 4 of 4

Many parents and caregivers don’t know when to stop swaddling. Here is a good guide, and a few tips on when and how to stop swaddling. Baby can roll to tummy Once a baby can roll to their tummy, it is time to stop swaddling their arms in. If they roll over to their...

How to Swaddle- Part 3 of 4

There are a lot of different ways to swaddle. Included in the post is the Aden + Anais Blanket, Swaddle Me, Miracle Blanket, Halo Sleep Sack, Nuroo, Aden Easy Swaddle, and Ergo Swaddle . Aden + Anais 1. Fold top corner down, line baby's shoulders with the edge of the...

Swaddling Mistakes and Helpful Tips- Part 2 of 4

Swaddling takes practice and does not come without making errors the first few times. We recommend you start practicing on a baby doll before you try to swaddle a baby. Here are a few of the most common mistakes, and tips to help you get started.  In part 3 of 4 in...