Swaddle like a Champion: A Class on the Happiest Baby on the Block 5s'
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Swaddle like a Champion: A Class on the Happiest Baby on the Block 5s'



Our first open house featuring our most popular class, the Newborn Care Class and Certification was a resounding success! We have another event in March here in Boston and we look forward to seeing ...

Our first open house featuring our most popular class, the Newborn Care Class and Certification was a resounding success! We have another event in March here in Boston and we look forward to seeing you in March 2014!



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Swaddle like a Champion: A Class on the Happiest Baby on the Block 5s' Swaddle like a Champion: A Class on the Happiest Baby on the Block 5s' Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome to Swaddle like a Champion: A Class on the Happiest Baby on the Block 5s'
  • Before we get started • Grab something to eat • Take a seat • Introduce yourself, meet your neighbor, say hello.
  • Helen Adeosun • Welcome to our SitterCycle Open house, I’m Helen Adeosun, EdM – Founder of SitterCycle – Nanny – Former Classroom Teacher
  • What is SitterCycle.com? SitterCycle.com is an online site nannies can trust to learn and enhance their skills. We aim to be the Standard In Teaching Excellent Childcare Online
  • Leeann Keady • CEO of Newborn Training and Certification Association • I am a mother of 3 • Have been a corporate trainer in my prior professional career. • A certified Newborn Care Specialist • A Certified Post Partum Doula • Author of the Newborn Specialist Training Manual • Trainer for Beth Israel Hospital in their baby basics course for new families
  • Newborn Training and Certification Association An association dedicated to the training and coaching of experienced nannies to the best practices to care for Newborns, multiples and preemies. • Blended Model Class! • Will refer certified Newborn Care Specialists with families in need. • Offers certification program within 1 year of taking and passing the test of an approved course.
  • Tonight: • • • • • • The 5s’ technique for soothing newborns Breastfeeding 101 Tips We’re going to practice Answer your questions Raffle! Talk about becoming a Newborn Care Specialist
  • Newborns Crying and Soothing
  • Colicky Baby • Newborns are fussy and will cry. • Colic is uncontrollable crying in a baby. It’s not known what causes colic. Some theories of excessive crying are: • Drinking milk too quickly in a bottle-fed baby – you may find it helpful to try different nipple sizes. – – – – – – Hunger or thirst Tiredness Lack of contact – some babies want to be cuddled all the time Temperature- the baby may be too hot or too cold Itchiness – itchy clothes or labels, or eczema Pain – there may be an identifiable source of pain, such as a diaper rash
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block • The 5s’ is Harvey Karp method based The Happiest Baby on the Block • If you do them all in order and all right and “works for 98% of all babies” • The key is going through all of these as steps
  • What are the 5s’? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Swaddle the baby Side or stomach position Shushing Swinging Sucking Why do you think these work?
  • Why the 5s’ work • Harvey Karp refers to the first three months after being born as the ‘fourth trimester’ • The 5s’ is a way of recreating that sense of security and what they know from the womb. • Remember, your confidence in doing the 5s’ with a parent of a crying child will help the baby to stop crying and also will help the parents learn how easy it is.
  • Let’s practice the order! • The order that you do these are important so let’s practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Swaddle the baby Side or stomach position Shushing Swinging Sucking
  • What’s the one people the most trouble with? • Swaddling! • Let’s practice our swaddling skills at the swaddle station
  • Let’s Review! 1. Why are we learning this? 2. What are the 5s’? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Swaddle the baby Side or stomach position Shushing Swinging Sucking
  • Breastfeeding • In the class we talk about positioning and the use of each position • Tonight focus on latching
  • What is latching? • Definition: When a baby opens up his mouth as big as a yawn and with his tongue takes in the lower part of a moms areola and the whole nipple. • The most important part of successful breastfeeding is the latch. If your baby is not properly latched on to your breast, feedings could be painful. There are specific techniques that can be used when latching the baby to the breast.
  • Latching
  • Steps of getting a good latch? 1. Moms must sit or lie supported by pillows. Be sure they are comfortable. 2. Baby’s tongue and lower lip need to pull in the breast. The bottom lip needs to be as far away from the base of the nipple. 3. The nipple should be drawn in to the back of his mouth. 4. Baby’s tongue will massage the bottom side of Moms breast sucking milk from the milk ducts.
  • How do you break the latch? • The baby, when latched correctly, will create a strong seal. • Usually when the baby is done, he will stop sucking and the seal will break. • If the baby doesn’t latch, mom can put her finger up in the baby's mouth between the gums, breaking the seal and the latch.
  • Repercussions of not having a good latch • The baby will not have the suction to draw the milk out of the breast. • Moms nipples will become sore • Baby will not gain weight which is so critical in the first 2 weeks when breastfeeding is being established. • Baby will be fussy and prefer the bottle since that is much easier.
  • Helping moms position to get a good latch Need a volunteer! 1. Make sure mom needs to be comfortable 2. Her back must be hunched. 3. The baby must be supported to the mom and not the mom to the baby 4. Pulling down the baby's bottom lip and placing the bottom portion of the areola and nipple in her mouth. 5. Baby’s head must be supported.
  • Questions for Leeann?
  • Raffle Time! • 2 copies of Happiest Baby on the Block • Winner of Newborn Care Class and Certification value ($495)
  • What is a Certified Newborn Care Specialist? A certified Newborn Care Specialist is an experienced nanny that has been trained and certified in caring for newborns, preemies, multiples and can assist new parents while they embark on their new role as parents. PIC
  • Why become a Newborn Care Specialist? • Today, many parents seek out support with their new baby. • Our clients are professional and successful n their careers. They want to run their home to the same perfection that they run their office, so they hire a NCS who has had more experience with newborns that out clients will ever have.
  • Newborn Care Specialist • Supporting the parents, giving them confidence, calming their nerves, letting them sleep and teaching them the best way FOR THEM to raise their new family. • sleep practices • Bathing (when its time) • setting a schedule for sleep and feedings • feedings, both formula and breast milk • Circumcision Care • Umbilical Cord Care • breastfeeding, breast pumps, storing milk, supplemental feedings, and nutritional supplements for mom. • diapers, both cloth and disposable. • Identifying any kind of rash and how to best help treat it.
  • Schedules • Its all about the schedules, both in feeding and sleep. • You will become an expert to helping parents make a schedule and then help them constantly modify the schedule as the baby grows.
  • What does an NCS need to know? • Advice with siblings and transitioning everyone • Advice on parents concerns with the newborn • 5 S’s • Evaluate reflux/colic if newborn experiences issues with GER/GERD • Setting up stations to best allow for parents to manage the growing household during this crazy stage.
  • What does a NCS Charge? • • • • • Single Babies $25 per hour Twins $35 per hour Triplets $40 per hour Quadruplets $45 per hour Set daily rate is $350 and up per day
  • The Typical Schedule for Newborn Care Specialist • Work an 8 hour shift, typically from 10PM to 6AM. • If parents require another schedule, we are happy to accommodate. • It is impossible to determine the exact length of time parents will need/ant support.
  • How do we find jobs after the class? • Today there are many families who are in need of support, education and help with their new babies. • The Newborn Training and Certification Association will help match families in need and certified Newborn Care Specialists. • This training will also give you many tools for you to find clients on your own.
  • Questions about the class?
  • For Certification Prerequisites for taking the SitterCycle Class: • Infant CPR First Aid-Get within a year • 3 years of nanny experience NCTA Certification • Immunization Record • 500 hours caring for newborn All components of the class • 80% Mastery on SitterCycle Class
  • Next Steps • Application closes on February 28th 11:59pm • Class starts on March 3rd online • In person sessions: – March 9th and March 16th • Use the code in your packet to receive the discount • Make up to three payments • Money back guarantee • Make sure to get your references • Four upcoming sessions
  • How we an help new families prepare for baby In the manual there are checklists: • Nursery • Diaper bag suggestions • Hygiene products • Bringing baby home • Gear • Clothing • Breastfeeding moms • formula feeding moms
  • Night Nanny vs, NCS vs Nanny vs, post partum doula a woman during labor and • A Birth Doula is professionally trained to provide support to childbirth. • A Postpartum Doula is trained to provide support to the mother and her family after delivery. • A Baby Nurse is a professionally trained RN or LPN. They typically come into the home to care for a newborn with medical issues. • A NCS specializes in the care of newborns and their focus is more geared toward the newborn and educating the parents on newborn issues. • A Mother’s Helper or Night Nanny is a layperson, which comes into the home to assist parents with childcare and household duties. Typically they are not trained or educated in newborn care. She generally does what the parents instruct her to do. • In some states the term “Baby Nurse” is not legal. In these states, the terms “Night Nanny”, “Baby Solutions Baby Nurse” or “Newborn Specialist” should be used. Please check your state for the legality of the term.