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A newborn often sleeps up to 16 hours a day, but they also wake up every three to four hours - sometimes as much as every one to two hours for breastfed babies. We can help with the "night shift" and/or help baby(s) get on a regular sleep schedule, so you can get a much needed and deserved night's rest.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a Night Nanny?

A Night is great not only for working parents with a newborn, but also parents with multiples, nursing and bottle-fed babies, babies with health issues and premies. A Night Nanny is someone that works overnight shifts after the baby/babies arrives home from the hospital for up to 12 months. The nannies do not come into your home with their own agenda; they are there to support and reassure parents and help prevent sleep deprivation.

Night Nannies may also perform light housework that pertains to the baby/babies such as, washing bottles and breast pump equipment, preparing formula and helping with the baby laundry.

A Night Nanny works 9-12 hours/ night, between the hours of 9pm-8am. You can use a Night Nanny anywhere from 1-7 nights a week, depending on your family's needs. We are very flexible with both the hours and the number of days, as we realize that either can change at anytime depending on your family.

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How long does Night Nanny stay with our family?

We will stay with your family from the moment your baby arrives home from the hospital, up to 6 months. Our average stay is 3 - 4 months, especially if you have multiples, but we believe that the needs of each family vary, and so we are flexible with the hours, the number of days and the length of stay.

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Does MDT work for multiple babies?

Yes, we have a lot of experience with multiple babies. We have tips that make life more manageable for parents of multiples.

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Does MDT work for breastfed babies?

Yes, we can help moms with breastfeeding tips and to get a better night’s sleep. We have several available resources to help breast feeding moms be successful.

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Where does a Night Nanny Stay?

When we have our initial meeting we will discuss what works best for your family. We often stay in the nursery or in a guest room with the baby/babies.

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Will MDT come on special occasions?

Yes, we can come for a date night, weekend getaway, or if parents or baby/babies are ill and need a little extra help.

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What does the Night Nanny do overnight?

Our first priority is the care of your baby/babies. We will also help with light chores such as infant laundry and bottles. If the baby is sleeping and all chores are complete the nanny may lie down and rest.

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Can I afford a Night Nanny?

We believe that the needs of each family vary. We are very flexible with both the hours and the number of days, as we realize that either can change at anytime depending on your family's needs.

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When is the ideal time to schedule a Night Nanny?

The sooner the better!

At MDT if you schedule 6 weeks before your due date you will have time to meet your nannies and get helpful suggestions. You will also get 10% off of your deposit.

If you schedule 3 months or earlier before your due date you get 20% off of your deposit.

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Why is it good to schedule a Night Nanny so early in my pregnancy?

If you have a particular nanny in mind we can normally accommodate your request with enough notice. We can also meet ahead of time to determine how we can best help your family. However, we will attempt to accommodate all short notice clients.

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If I have a question, can I call?

Of course! You can call anytime with your question or you can send us an e-mail. We will also have a ask MDT section on our blog and facebook once a week so you can look at what questions other parents have asked.

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How many nannies will I have?

If you schedule 5-7 days per week you will have a primary nanny that is with you the majority of the time. There will also be a second nanny to help provide care. If you schedule 2-4 days you will have one nanny.

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What if my Night Nanny gets sick?

We will make every effort to send a replacement.

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Do you have short notice coverage?

We make every effort to accommodate every request. A short notice fee may be required.

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Will MDT help get my older baby to sleep?

Definitely. We will work one on one with the parents to develop a good daytime routine, to create a more positive bedtime experience and help your family get on a healthy sleep schedule.

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