The Role of a Confinement Nanny in Infant Care

When it comes to taking care of an infant, it can be a very difficult and arduous journey, especially in the beginning, and even more so if you are a first-time parent. A confinement nanny would be able to support you as you take on new responsibilities in your new stage of life. While it is not impossible to take care of it all with your spouse, having an additional helping hand goes a long way. Imagine having some time to yourself, recuperating while learning how to care for your little one. A mother who has just given birth would be able to get the adequate rest and nutrition she needs. 

But that’s not all.

Confinement nanny duties are not just limited to caring for a baby or preparing meals for a mother. They actually include a whole lot more, which we shall go through in detail below as an elaboration on PEM Confinement Nanny Agency’s nanny duties.

To make it simple, let’s look at the day-to-day responsibilities of a typical confinement nanny of ours and the breakdown from morning to night.

In the Morning

The confinement nanny starts the day by carrying out the following duties:-

  • Prepare red dates tea
  • Arrange confinement bathing herbs (for mother’s confinement bath at noon)
  • Clean and dry baby’s steriliser
  • Wash and sterilise baby’s things (including pacifiers, milk bottles, etc.)
  • Prepare confinement breakfast
  • Give baby a bath
  • Laundry for mother and baby (includes washing, hanging, and folding. Baby’s clothes will be hand-washed.)
  • Prepare confinement lunch

In the Afternoon

After lunch, the confinement nanny will proceed with her afternoon routine as below:-

  • Prepare meals for teatime if required
  • Basic kitchen clean-up after meals
  • Prepare mother’s confinement bath
  • Nanny’s nap and rest period (Our confinement nanny will take 2-3 hours of nap or rest to gain energy for optimal preparation and performance of night-time duties.)
  • Brew herbal tonics for dinner
  • Wipe down baby’s body
  • Prepare confinement dinner

At Night

Once it is nighttime, it is time to slow down a little, so a confinement nanny’s duties are not as packed as during the daytime.

  • Check and dispose of baby’s poop
  • Basic kitchen clean-up after meals
  • Nanny’s nap and rest period

What a Confinement Nanny Brings to the Table

Just by looking at the responsibilities of a confinement helper, we can see that it is a balance of duties between caring for both mother and baby. However, it is oftentimes misunderstood just how much she can do for an infant as the confinement period usually focuses on the recovery of the mother.

She is trained for her role

For one, she is an absolute help when it comes to caring for your little one. This comes from her years of experience. Even if she is fairly new, here at PEM Confinement Nanny Agency, all confinement nannies go through training to qualify as a professional confinement nanny. 

In fact, a part of the training is on a newborn’s well-being. Confinement nannies in training learn how to hold a baby, how to take care of the umbilical cord, and also how to tell what a baby needs from his or her crying. So, everything from the dos and don’ts to the signals and cues of an infant, she knows it all and she will handle your baby with great care.

She prepares parents for what’s coming

A confinement nanny is only around for a short period. You know that, she knows that, everyone knows that. And that is why she will prep mothers, and fathers too, on how to take better care of their newborn. Her advice and wisdom on the subject will be very handy for when parents are to take full charge of things. 

Confinement nannies in Singapore are on a whole other level today. They are able to more than just support a recovering mother. From sleeping a newborn to knowing first-aid for babies to teaching the best way to breastfeed, there is just so much to learn from them, and they will gladly impart their knowledge with you.

In a Nutshell – Why Choose PEM Confinement Nanny Agency?

So, if you are looking around for confinement nannies in Singapore, PEM Confinement Nanny Agency might just be what you are looking for.

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With our well-trained confinement nannies, it is an experience to behold. We assure you that you will be partnered with a confinement nanny that you can trust.

And if you feel that she does not suit your situation or needs, you can always request a change of nanny. This comes from our practice of providing personalised solutions – in this case, the ideal confinement nanny for you. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on over for a commitment-free consultation today!


  • PEM Confinement Nanny Agency

    We are a group of frontliners and support team members who are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience in confinement care. Representing the largest confinement nanny agency in Singapore which has served over 250,000 mothers in over 30 years, we are all about sharing useful and insightful information based on our experience to help new parents navigate this exciting chapter of their life better.