After childbirth, you will be under recovery for a few weeks. Hence it can be challenging for you to personally take care of your little one during this stage. As much as you want to fulfil your role and responsibilities as a new mom, it is also important that your body gets sufficient rest to recover.
A simple solution to this is by hiring a confinement nanny during the first month after childbirth. This way, you’ll have the nanny to take care of all of you and your baby’s needs while the both of you get proper rest.
A stay-in confinement nanny is a nanny who will be staying in your house throughout the whole confinement, so that she can attend to you and your baby as soon as possible whenever required. Below are some of the ways you can get the best confinement nanny:
Word Of Mouth
If you are into planning more before booking your nanny with a confinement nanny agency, you may get recommendations from your trusted family and friends when looking for a confinement nanny.
This can be a confinement nanny that they had once hired or one who used to work under a family known to them. This way, you can have a better idea of the nanny’s experience in baby care, as well as her capability, work performance and personality beforehand.
Engage With A Trusted Confinement Nanny Agency
To ensure you and your baby gets reliable care, book your nanny with a reputable confinement nanny agency that offers experienced and well-trained nannies. A professional confinement nanny will help you on day and night baby care and domestic chores, as well as preparing other postnatal essentials such as Chinese confinement food, herbal tonics, red dates tea, confinement herbal bath.
Usually, agencies always ask you to fill forms describing your requirements for a nanny and your expectations. From there, they will do their best to match you with a confinement nanny that suits you best.
After approaching the agency to engage a nanny, you can move on to the rest of the aspects to complete your booking.
To make sure you are paying a reasonable amount for the confinement nanny service, you can do your research on average Singapore confinement nanny cost. If you need clarification on any amount being charged to you, check with the agency immediately to avoid any misunderstanding or dispute later on. Both of you should agree on the amount that is fair for both parties involved.
Ensure you read through and agree to the confinement nanny duties stated in your booking documentations to avoid any discrepancy between your expectation and the actual tasks of the nanny. On the day your nanny reports to work, you can have her explain to you her duties again. This way, you can know whether your nanny fully understands her duties. For instance, duties like having a confinement food menu planned for you should also be included for the nanny to prepare nutritious meals for you daily.
Based on MOM’s requirements, your nanny has to be staying in a room when offering her service at your home. In the event that she has to share rooms with other members of your family, make sure she is not sharing a room with any males in the house. Furthermore, your nanny will need to have a separate mattress to sleep on. This can help the nanny to be more well-rested to perform her duties, and can prevent the nanny from disturbing others during night baby care and feeding as well.
We hope this guide has helped you a little on how to choose a professional confinement nanny, as well as the things you need to take note of during the process. With the right support, you will be able to transition smoothly into your role as a mother to a new life.