Buckle Up For Safety

Buckle Up for Safety Written by Laurel Segal, The Seagull Nest, CPST Child Passenger Safety Month With September being National Child Passenger Safety Month, I am given the opportunity to address the importance of vehicle related safety. Naturally everyone wants to keep their children safe in vehicles and I hope that you will learn at…

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Nanny Industry Standards

Are you hiring a nanny? Do you have a nanny? Are you a nanny? We’re here to talk about nanny industry standards. What is normal, what should be expected, what is unacceptable? Guaranteed Hours Guaranteed hours means that the parents are guaranteeing that the nanny is being paid her weekly pay 52 weeks a year.…

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What is a Night Nurse?

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What is a night nurse? AKA What is a baby nurse? Well…a night nurse and a baby nurse are actually antiquated, misused and often illegal terms for nonmedical professionals. When parents are looking for support for their newborn they actually should be seeking out a newborn care specialist or postpartum doula! But most new parents…

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Dressing a Newborn for Spring Weather

At Nightingale Night Nurses home base we live in New England. And New England has fun things called seasons. Spring officially starts in March but let’s face it, it doesn’t feel like spring until May! The weather in spring on any given day could be in the 30s or in the 80s! Babies [newborns especially]…

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Preparing for flu season with a newborn

You’ve lived through fall and winter every year of your life, and you may not have given it much thought. However, when you have a new baby with a developing immune system- every cough, every doorknob, every touch from a stranger just hits differently. You may feel that you should be preparing for flu season…

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Preparing your Mind, Body and Soul for a Successful VBAC

Congratulations! You’re pregnant again, and you’re hoping for a different birth experience this time around. We’re going to talk about Preparing for a Successful VBAC. It’s important to prepare your mind, body and soul for a successful VBAC When you’re planning a vaginal birth after Cesarean, you may find yourself coming up against doubts and…

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Is motherhood depicted accurately on Instagram?

You may have heard the story recently about Jade Roper Tolbert, former Bachelor in Paradise star and mommy to 5-month-old Emerson. She did a paid Instagram post partnership with bra maker ThirdLove, and this was the resulting photo: It should be noted that (a) this is an ad, and (b) the goal is ultimately to sell…

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