Why are you passionate about newborn care?
I am interested in working with new moms and newborns because I believe the first few months of life are an important time to develop a strong bonding relationship. Im interested in helping foster a relationship as well as help mom get her rest to have a great morning and day to enjoy her baby.
What is the greatest compliment you’ve ever received from a client?
That I am able to be one step ahead and think of things baby may need before it’s needed. “Maritza, you’re my favorite babysitter ever!” 3 year old charge.
What do you enjoy about working with new families?
Getting to know them and their baby. I also enjoy becoming friends and even continuing to be in contact with families after my work time is done.
Let’s talk newborns: what is your favorite part about caring for newborns?
Learning about their personalities and cues. Their emotions are so raw and unrestricted, I am fascinated by their lack of restraint.
What is next for you? Are you preparing for a new certification or training event?
I look forward to becoming a CLC in the near future.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Cuddle I have always loved carrying babies and learning about their development and needs. My earliest memory of helping care for an infant was when I was 11 helping my aunt care for her new baby for a day.