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Support for Newborn Care. Find the Right Assistance for Your Family

Welcoming a new baby into the family is an incredibly joyous occasion, but it also brings about a multitude of changes and adjustments for everyone involved. From sleepless nights to the whirlwind of caring for a newborn, it can be overwhelming, especially for parents with other children to consider. That's where the nanny support comes in.

A maternity nanny or nurse provides invaluable assistance and support during the first weeks of the baby at home. Whether it's the first newborn or an addition to the family, their expertise and care can make all the difference. From feeding, bathing and changing diapers to soothing a fussy baby, they will lend a hand, allowing parents to take much-needed breaks and rest.

They also provide emotional support to older siblings who may be adjusting to the new family dynamic. Engaging them in activities, offering reassurance, and making them feel included and loved, fosters a sense of security and belonging for all children in the family.

A maternity nanny or nurse works post-birth up to 24 hours a day, 5-7 days per week and usually is hired for two weeks to four months. The support can be part-time as required or only during the nights.

Unlike traditional nannies, maternity nannies or nurses are self-employed and responsible for their own social charges and tax contributions. They determine their wage based on experience and job responsibilities, offering flexibility in compensation.

A maternity nurse has a paediatric nursing background and training, as well as several years experience as a nanny. They can offer specialized support for complex baby needs, including premature baby care and health-related conditions.

A maternity nanny will offer the same support as a maternity nurse but generally has less experience and does not have a nursing background. They may also help with older children in the family, although their primary focus is mum and the new baby. A maternity nanny will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience with newborns.

A nanny works longer term, up to 50 hours per week and the salary is paid on a weekly or monthly basis. Nannies are typically hired for a longer term and are hired to care for toddlers and grow children.

If you would like to enquire about employing a maternity nanny/nurse or nanny in Switzerland, please get in touch:

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