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Prospective or new parents seeking caregiver options for their baby want to know their infant will be in the most capable, caring hands possible. Seeking out a newborn care specialist can be daunting but finding the professional who provides all of the right answers to your questions can give you peace of mind. When seeking a caregiver for your baby, here are a few important topics to inquire about.

5 FAQ for Newborn Care Specialists

What Service Options Are Available?

Some caregivers extend their services for a period of a few weeks, while others are available for months at a time. Depending on your needs, you may also wish to seek out professionals who offer additional services beyond caring for your baby, such as light housework or caring for more children, if needed.

What Does Your Training/Experience Entail?

Caring for a newborn requires experience and know-how, so it’s important to look for previous experience on a candidate’s resume. You’ll also want to make sure they have received basic first aid training, such as CPR for babies, so they know how to respond in the event of an emergency.

How Flexible is Your Schedule?

Should you find yourself stuck in traffic or in need of a last-minute schedule change, it can be a relief to know your caregiver is flexible. Ask about their policy for their sick days, too; if they are unable to provide services, what do they recommend for alternate care options?

Do You Have References Available?

Would other families recommend this individual? A positive work history speaks volumes about a caregiver. If the specialist you’re considering has glowing reviews, it’s a strong indicator your baby will be in excellent care.

How Early Should I Book Services?

It’s recommended parents-to-be begin seeking for their care specialist as early as possible. Some professionals book their services as early as eight months in advance, so as soon as you determine infant care is right for your family, begin your search.

As a leading staffing agency in the San Francisco Bay area, Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing excels in pairing newborn care specialists with families in need. They understand the importance of finding the most qualified, trustworthy nanny or baby nurse to care for your child, which is why they simplify the process for your family by fully vetting candidates before matching them with clients. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (415) 749-3650.