Bay Area and Silicon Valley Baby Nurses…

close upResources for finding a Baby Nurse is Silicon Valley are significant.  With San Francisco being one of the more cosmopolitan cities in the country and the cost of living and local resources being well developed there are a lot of options available when it comes to considering newborn care services.  The primary question before tackling the resources is discovering what you expect from the experience.

Hiring a Baby Nurse means a lot of different things to different people from hiring someone to stay up for night feedings and putting baby back to sleep, to working 24 hour shifts for a 4-6 month period fully educating the family on general practices when it comes to taking care of their newborn.

Before deciding what qualifications as a family you are looking for in your Baby Nurse, consider what you are looking to accomplish in the process.  Below are some basic questions to think through:

  1. Do you want your Baby Nurse to be an educator on general practices such as feeding, sleep patterns and down the road training, swaddling, and so forth?
  2. Do you want your Baby Nurse to generally follow your lead or show your family the best practices?
  3. How many shifts per week do you want covered?
  4. For how long would you like this position to last?
  5. What is your goal in hiring for this position?

Once you have the answers to these questions you can dig further within the Bay and Silicon Valley area resources to find the right fit for your position.  Not only are there local nanny agencies that provide this type of resource, you can ask the labor and delivery departments at the local hospitals like Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital or Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.  Check with your OBGYN office of course is an great referral resource and mother’s groups as well.

Defining your parameters before looking for the right resource is key so you can determine the best options available.  For more information on the best Silicon Valley resources in newborn care and the overall Baby Nurse option contact