At Nightingale Night Nurses, we recognize the complexities of becoming parents and the challenges it may bring. That's why our team of specialists is committed to delivering exceptional postpartum care services to families in Rhode Island.

Newborn Care serving Rhode Island

At Nightingales we can support families in every corner of RI! From Newport to the Big Blue Bug, from Bristol to Westerly, and even more remote areas like Exeter and Burrillville. Our Newborn care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas excel in healthy baby care such as feeding and sleep shaping, while also having a deep understanding of baby development. While our RNs and LPNs are trained and experienced in supporting baby’s with individual medical needs.

Our team of Rhode Island Newborn Care experts is ready to support your family:

Our team of Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas and night nurses work hand in hand with new parents to provide guidance and encouragement throughout their transition into parenting. Whether you just found out that you are pregnant, or if your baby is already 8 weeks old, we want you to know that you aren’t alone. You may have heard the phrase “no man is an island”, we believe that no parent is an island, and everyone deserves support.

Our newborn care team can help you with:

  • Getting your newborn on a consistent sleep schedule
  • Feeding support and education (whether bottle or pumped milk, or waking a breastfeeding parent only for feeding)
  • Understanding newborn development
  • Parent education

We firmly believe that every family in Rhode Island deserves support during those first few months with a newborn.

Rhode Island Overnight Newborn Care

SIf you're a new parent, avoiding sleep deprivation is crucial to your success. Our Rhode Island Team of Newborn Care specialists and Postpartum Doulas can help you get the rest your body needs by taking over while you sleep.

With the extra rest, parents are better equipped to handle stress and take on all that comes with parenting a newborn.

  • Breastfeeding parents need to only wake for feedings, and not the fusses, grunts and diaper explosions in between feedings.
  • Formula feeding parents can sleep through the Nightingale’s entire shift.
  • Pumping parents work with their postpartum doula or NCS to work out a plan to balance the parent’s sleep with supporting their milk supply. In addition to in-the-moment benefits, parents who use a night nurse regularly are rewarded with a baby who sleeps longer stretches, flat on their back independently and safely.

At Nightingale we believe that sleep is essential for new parents to be able to function and provide loving care for their baby - Our nighttime newborn care service provides families in Rhode Island with the support needed to get the rest they need.

Rhode Island 24/7 Newborn and Infant Care

A Newborn Care Specialist is a highly specialized and trained individual who devotes large chunks of their time to one family. They can work with your family for the first weeks or months of your baby’s life. At times it may seem a bit overwhelming to be responsible for another human being, but keep in mind that a Newborn Care Specialist is there to make your transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.

  • The Nightingale may or may not live local to Rhode Island, but they will come to your home and typically stay throughout the duration of their contract with your family.
  • A typical live-in position runs between 8-12 weeks [but vary between 1-30 weeks]
  • Standard shifts are 16-20 hours in length.

A 24/7 newborn care specialist can completely take over care of the infant, or they can work collaboratively with the family to provide education and support.  For example, they can help parents learn how to feed the baby, teach them basic care techniques such as diapering and bathing, and provide guidance for developing good sleep habits.


Let’s break down the difference between Overnight Newborn Care and 24/7 Live-In Care:


Overnight Newborn Care

Your postpartum expert will work 8-12 hour shifts in your home, while living at their own home between shifts.


24/7 Live-In Newborn Care

Your postpartum expert will work 16-20 hour shifts. They will live-in and travel with your family, including appointments or vacations as needed. They are assigned to a single family for their entire contract.

Whether you choose overnight or 24/7 coverage, our newborn care specialists will:

  • Provide breastfeeding support
  • Prepare bottles, wash bottles and pump parts, and ensure proper breastmilk storage
  • Feed, change and provide overall baby care
  • Establish a healthy overnight sleep environment
  • Restock diapers and wipes & upkeep nursery organization
  • Maintain a log for the duration of their shift, tracking feeding times, number of ounces, diaper changes, etc.

Seasoned Newborn Care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas are in Rhode Island waiting to support your family. Contact us today to find your Rhode Island Newborn Care Specialist or Postpartum Doula.

Baby Sleep Training & Sleep Consulting in Rhode Island:

Our Rhode Island Sleep Consultants offer both in-home sleep training as well as virtual, all plans include a detailed, easy to follow plan and 1:1 support.

For babies 0-5 months: we offer a gentle, virtual 30 day service where we work together to track data to make and attain reasonable goals at your baby’s pace.

For babies aged 5 months and older: We offer a customized sleep plan that works with your baby, your family and your comfort. Sleep training for an older baby or toddler typically takes between 72 hours and 30 days depending on your unique family and baby. We don’t believe in “one size fits all” sleep training. 

Our experienced Rhode Island Sleep Consultants will be there every step of the way to offer support and guidance as you work towards your sleep goals.

Rhode island map of newborn care services

Rhode Island Postpartum Service Area

Including but not limited to the towns listed below

Bristol County- [Bristol, Barrington]

Kent County- [East Greenwich, Warwick]

Newport County- [Newport, Jamestown]

Providence County- [Providence, Lincoln]

Washington County- ]South Kingstown, Narragansett]


Rhode Island Childbirth, Postpartum & Newborn Resources





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