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  • Shantelle

Newborn Care Specialist

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

What is a Newborn Care Specialist

A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), also called a baby nurse or infant care specialist, is a professional that takes care of all areas of newborn care for parents welcoming their new baby (or babies). As an NCS, it can be either live in, or set hours, which would be considered live out and that can involve either nights or days, whichever the family decides works best for them.

I always joke around and say, "The NCS knows about the pregnancy before friends and family". That being said it is always important to book your NCS as soon as possible, especially for longer term contracts with long hours.

The most common shift you will see an NCS work is overnights, allowing you and your partner to get some much needed sleep. During the night shift, the NCS will take care of night feedings, burping (for breastfed babies they will work out what works best for mom), diaper changes, and putting baby back down to sleep.

Some other duties you can expect from an NCS include,

  • Bathing

  • Sterilizing Bottles and Breast Pump Parts

  • Assisting with Breastfeeding Support

  • Changing Infant Bedding

  • Organizing Nursery

  • Infant Laundry

  • Creating good sleep habits

  • Working on developmental milestones

  • Feeding

  • Assisting with getting baby back to sleep

An NCS can be a wonderful addition to your family as you navigate through the twists and turns of welcoming home baby (babies)!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

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