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...

The Five W’s of Swaddling- Part 1 of 4

What is a swaddle?   A swaddle is a cloth that is tightly wrapped around baby to restrict movement of the arms and legs. Swaddling is an age-old practice that goes back almost as far as human history, itself. There are many different types of swaddles available...

What You Need to Know About Pacifiers

Many clients ask “can I give my baby a pacifier, and is it bad for her?” While I never directly tell a client the best choice for their baby, I give them all the information I have and allow them to make the best choice for their family. When used correctly, a...

10 Common Mistakes Nannies Make with Newborns

Brittany is a contributor for Nanny Magazine, a national publication educating nannies about topics relevant to their careers. On January 23, 2014 Brittany’s first piece for the magazine was published and received a lot of attention via social media. Brittany will be...

January Training

  On January 25th, we held our first official training session! We filled all available seats and had a great day of hands on training and presentations. We are working very hard to put together an online curriculum!! Our next training will be coming up in March...