Once you decide to hire a confinement nanny, you have to determine whether you want to invite your nanny to live in your home for a given period of time after the birth, or if you would prefer them just come to your home as a day job. There are advantages and disadvantages to be considered for both options.
Daytime Confinement Nanny
A day confinement nanny will come into your home every morning and leave at an agreed upon time of the evening or night. This arrangement may be used to control the expense of hiring the nanny, but you cannot let cost make this determination for you. You have to consider all of the advantages and advantages then compare the experience to that of having a live-in nanny. Only then can you decide which is the right option for your family.
The benefit to having a confinement nanny come in only during the day is that you can control the hours that they work. This gives you time to spend with your family, without the presence of someone else. The disadvantage to this is that it leaves the new mother and baby without professional support during the nighttime hours. This can be incredibly difficult for both the mother and the baby, especially if the mother is having a difficult time adjusting to her new role.
If the new mother is having intense pain or feeling worn out and tired, then not having the confinement nanny on hand at night can be a huge disadvantage. Remember, newborn babies do not sleep through the night and mothers can easily become exhausted trying to keep up with the demanding feeding schedule of a healthy baby. This is why you must make sure the nanny sets everything up in the home for easy nighttime feeding before heading out to her own home for the night.
Those who go for the day confinement nanny typically need to control expenses, do not have the room in their home for the nanny to comfortably live for a month or longer, or do not trust others in their home and want more alone time for the family. Those who have help in the evening and nighttime from family members may also choose to go with the day confinement nanny.
Live-In Confinement Nanny
A live-in confinement nanny is always on hand. She comes in once the baby is born and does not go home until the agreed upon contract has expired. She is there in the middle of the night when the baby won’t stop crying and the new mother cannot figure out what to do. She is there when it is time to give a screaming baby his very first sponge bath. She is even there for fun times of taking pictures and laughing with the adorable baby.
The downside to having someone there all the time is that they are there all the time. The family doesn’t get nearly as much alone time with the new baby, since they always have the nanny in the home. The new parents may be able to go out of the house more to keep up with their daily lives and the new mother will get tons of rest, but at times it will be exhausting having someone else in the home. That is a small sacrifice that must be paid for the luxury of having the nanny on hand at all times.