Overnight Newborn Care MASSACHUSETTS - CONNECTICUT - RHODE ISLAND

We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our team of Night Nurses, Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

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overnight newborn care

Our goal is to give you the tools you need to be successful in your parenting journey. We educate you throughout your pregnancy with helpful local resources, tips on preparing and stocking the nursery, setting up your living space to have a functional nursing and changing station. Supporting you with hands on breastfeeding support, guiding you through baby’s first bath, teaching you to swaddle and soothe your baby and everything in between.

Sufficient sleep is a vital part of postpartum healing, maintaining your milk supply and preventing postpartum depression. Proper rest will allow you the energy you need to nurture your baby to the fullest and be able to enjoy daytime snuggles and bonding, maintain a healthy relationship with your partner and transform your experience the first few months as a new family.

overnight newborn care
overnight newborn care

Welcoming a new baby into the family can really rock a toddler’s world. We want to help make the transition as smooth as possible when your baby arrives. By getting proper rest and support at night, you will have the energy you need to keep up with your toddler during the day. We work with you to help create a routine that works with your family’s lifestyle.

What do we do? (the specifics)

Your Night Nurse will arrive between 9-10pm and stay throughout the night, working an 8-12 hour shift. She will attend to your baby’s every need and offer as much or as little support that you need. She can sit with you while breastfeed or take over complete care of your newborn so you can get some much needed rest.

  • breastfeeding guidance & support
  • bottle preparation (breast milk, formula or a combination of both)
  • pumping support
  • pump & bottle cleaning
  • feeding, changing and soothing your baby(s)
  • restocking the nursery or other changing stations
  • education on the benefits of a routine
  • help with setting up safe sleep spaces
  • teaching different swaddling techniques
  • keeping a detailed log of baby’s night

Why work with the Nightingales?

  • Personalized Process

We are not a one size fits all agency. We don’t just send you any night nurse, each placement is unique and customized for the special family it serves. Let us connect you with a night nurse who specifically fits your needs through a trusted and unique personalized placement process based off of three components; your intake form, your consult with Kristin (either phone or in person) and your favorite color.

  • Quality Coverage

We can ensure that you always have quality care you can count on! We take a team approach and have a built in backup system.  Every family that works with the Nightingale Night Nurses meets with two Nightingales, one who will be your primary support person, and the other who will be able to cover extra nights that you might need or if your regular support person is sick, or has a family emergency or scheduling conflict.

  • Ongoing Support

Our skilled and compassionate newborn care professionals will give you in home hands on support as you transition into life with a newborn. In the event that you have questions during the day, we are happy to answer them by phone, text or email. In home daytime support is available for a minimum of 4 hours per visit.

Now in 3 locations!

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"Hiring the Nightingale Night Nurses was the best thing we ever did. It wasn’t just about the luxury of a better night’s sleep, it was of an an investment in our entire first year with our children. I was able to to sleep through the night and have the energy to care for our twins during the day and my husband didn’t miss much work from being sleep-deprived. If we decide to have another baby, Kristin will be the first person we call!"

Becky and Derek

parents of twins

"Our son was keeping musicians’ hours and taking hours to settle. (We are not Musicians.) We were a bit panicked at the prospect of sleep training and looking for experienced help. Everyone has opinions about babies and the “right” kind of sleep but very few people have the Nightingales' years of experience."

Jen and Stu

first time parents

Kristen is literally the baby whisperer! Our daughter would literally turn into a different baby (in a good way) the moment Kristen walked into the house. Kristen started coming regularly when our daughter was 2 weeks old. We had her for about 2 months, took a break and then had her come back a few nights per week once I went back to work. She was a huge source of support in the first weeks and months—a time that is most vulnerable and stressful for new parents. She has an extremely calming and grounding presence. She is also a wealth of knowledge (especially after raising 4 children)and manages to share her knowledge in a very judgment free manner.  She consistently checked in on days and nights when she wasn’t with us. Now that our daughter is almost 6 months—I still text with her and send her photo updates. I will absolutely schedule Kristen the moment I find out I’m pregnant with my next!

Johanna and Brian

first time parents

I am a first time mom and a light sleeper which caused pretty significant insomnia several weeks after the birth of my son. I was having a terrible time, things were getting worse and slowly my return to work date was getting closer. I contacted Nightingale Night Nurses so I could get myself on schedule and help my son sleep better. Tarzia was the nurse who helped us & she was magnificent - sweet, caring & full of great suggestions. Within those weeks, he started to give us longer stretches at night and I could sleep, knowing that someone else was watching carefully/taking care of him. Both Kristin & Tarzia were incredible and I have nothing but wonderful things to say - very much recommend.

Stephanie

first time mom

I cannot recommend Nightingale Night Nurses highly enough. They were and absolute LIFESAVER for our family this past summer. Kristin runs a fantastic business-- her night nurses are super knowledgable, super supportive, and incredibly dependable. Our baby had terrible reflux for the first six months of his life. He screamed while eating when he was awake, and on some nights he woke up every forty-five minutes. My husband had to go away for work for the entire summer, leaving me alone with my very sweet and very difficult little one. We worked with two nurses-- Lena and Tara-- and they were both AMAZING! They took excellent care of my child, and also gave me their expert advice on how to feed him and take care of him when they were not there. What's more, they were incredibly flexible with my family's changing schedule (we ended up wanting them to come much more than we had originally planned!) Having the Nightingale Nurses d overnights with us saved my sanity and made my summer with my new baby so much better. This is a fantastic company, and I highly recommend working with them. You and your baby will be so happy that you did!

Maura

first time mom