Welcoming a newborn to your life is a wonderful experience, but it can also be extremely challenging especially if you are a first-timer. The confinement period is often one of the toughest adjustment periods families have to go through, as they have to rapidly adapt to a new norm while also making sure they recover well from the tenuous labour. Some may have the help of their parents or in-laws to tide them through this period, but more families are now opting for the help of Professional Confinement Nannies instead. Engaging a Confinement Nanny after delivery can help to boost your speed of recovery. This is attributed to the Confinement Nanny being able to take care of both the mummy and baby, so that the mummy can rest adequately and reduce stress. Are you curious to know what does a Confinement Nanny do?
A Confinement Nanny will typically stay with you for 28 days, but her tips and tricks that she will impart with you will benefit you in the long run as well. Some families are also choosing to have a Confinement Nanny for longer, up to 4 months.
Read on to find out what a Confinement Nanny does!
 24/7 Baby Care
A Confinement Nanny will act as the main caregiver for your baby, providing round-the-clock 24/7 care for your baby. She will help out with day and night feeding, bathing the baby, changing diapers, and putting your baby to sleep. She will also engage your baby by reading or singing to him or her, to stimulate your baby’s senses.
For most parents, daily night feeds are the most physically taxing. Thus, when a Confinement Nanny is able to help with that, this can significantly help to enhance parents’ quality of sleep.
 Confinement Meals
A Confinement Nanny will be in charge of the family’s daily meals, where she will cook for the mummy and daddy at no additional costs.
After delivery, the mother needs a high amount of nutrients from food to have a faster and better recovery. The nanny will prepare highly nutritious and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the service period.
Vs Confinement Meals from dedicated caterers, a Confinement Nanny will be able to customize the menu for you. She can utilize your favourite ingredients and avoid any that you do not eat, making meal times a happy experience for you all the time.
 Confinement Herbal Tonics
Besides Confinement Meals, a Confinement Nanny will also brew Confinement herbal tonics for the mummy daily. Confinement Herbal Tonics are very nourishing, and can help the mummy to improve blood flow, increase “qi” and boost overall healing.
 Confinement Herbal Bath
Confinement Nannies will also prepare Herbal Bath for mummies everyday. Mummies can make use of Herbal Bath for their daily hygiene routine. Confinement Herbal Baths can help to dispel wind, stimulate blood circulation, prevent “wind-related” pain such as “wind-dampness syndrome”.
It is also very relaxing to use, and can help to improve mummies’ mood during stressful times.
 Basic Domestic Chores
A clean home is conducive for confinement and is better for a newborn, whose immunity is lower. A Confinement Nanny can help to clean and organize your home, by helping out with the laundry and basic household chores.
For Laundry, the nanny will wash, fold and keep mummy’s and baby’s laundry. Baby’s laundry can be handwashed if required. For other housework, the nanny will sweep and mop the floor up to 2 times a week. This is in addition to cleaning the kitchen on a daily basis. The nanny will also clean the baby’s room.
 Breastfeeding and Baby Care Guidance
Confinement Nannies are often mothers, or even grandmothers themselves. Hence, they have also went through the process of raising a child. In addition, they have also went through vigorous training prior to qualifying as a Nanny.
Thus, Confinement Nannies are very useful knowledge depositories for mothers to gain breastfeeding and baby care knowledge. This is especially useful for first-time parents.
Now that you are familiar with the job scope of a Confinement Nanny, also look at Things to Consider when choosing a Confinement Nanny agency, and How to choose a Confinement Nanny who is a good fit for you.
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