I think the best way to start my first blog, is to explain my understanding of a definition. Trying to explain to others what I do generally brings a sigh, a good sigh, from the the listener. It also brings questions like, “Where were you ____ many years ago? I needed you!” etc. I’m not a babysitter and I’m not a nanny. I wear many hats and decided the term a “Baby Professional” describes me best.
One facet I fill as a Baby Professional is defined as a New Mother’s Helper, an extended version of a Postpartum Doula, and “someone who helps you be the best Mom you can be”. That comes in the form of one-on-one instruction, assistance, tips, etc. So much more than a nanny or babysitter, my focus is on the Mom as well as her bundle of joy. Through years of experience, including specific knowledge I have gained with twins, I have some special insights that even your closest aunt or grandmother will be delighted to find out.
I use the term Baby Professional because that is what I am. Helping Mothers and Babies is not just what I do, it is who I am, and my passion.