How to keep your baby cool at night in the summer months

The best sleeping tips hot summer nights with Night Nannies. This has been compiled by over 250 of our Night Nannies for the Mama Mio website. What are your top tips on how to keep a baby cool on a hot summer night? During the day keep the blinds or curtains in the nursery closed but windows open, this can …

Interviewing a Maternity Nurse or Night Nanny

Once you have made the decision to hire a Maternity Nurse/ Night Nanny then it is important that you choose the right person for your family. The safest and best way to do this is to use a reputable agency. The agency will have already carried out an initial interview, asking many in depth childcare questions, and they will have …

Diary of a Night Nanny – Helping an 8 month old take the bottle

I am working for a few weeks as a maternity nurse for Debbie, a first time mother whose baby came earlier than expected.  Her sister Susie comes for tea with her daughter who is eight months old. Come and sit down, I want to pick your brains!” says Debbie when I bring in the tea tray. “Susie is saying that …

Diary of a Night Nanny for Baby London/Hampshire

Diary of a Night Nanny   The story so far:  I am working for a few weeks as a maternity nurse for Debbie, a first time mother whose baby is only a week old.   Debbie, Josh and I are all learning about each other.  Debbie has settled into a good routine of having a rest after lunch which means …

Diary of a Night Nanny – troubleshooting a 3 year old with sleep problems

Diary of a Night Nanny The story so far:  Millie is three years old and has struggled with disrupted sleep for several months, usually meaning she ends up in her parents’ bed.  Her mum, Joanna, and I had tackled Monday night together when Millie had been gently returned to her bed 32 times in 50 minutes before finally staying in …

Diary of a Night Nanny – Sleep training a 10 month old

The story so far:  I spent last week teaching Jack, aged 10 months, to sleep through the night.  Mille is three years old and also struggles with disrupted sleep, ending up in her parents’ bed more often than not.  This week it is her turn. Monday night (continued):  Joanna and I have done a lot of talking this evening.  To …

Expert advice for breastfeeding

This is byVicki Scott, midwife. Owner of New Baby Company-courses, classes and consultations for pregnancy, birth and beyond. www.newbabycompany.com On average your newborn may feed every 2-4 hours, ‘little & often’; as your baby grows/ she should need to feed less frequently and can take more milk each feed time.” “If breasts are hard and painful when your milk comes …