What is a Baby Nurse? How to Become a Newborn Specialist (Baby Nurse)

Updated: May 13



What is a Baby Nurse?:

What is a Baby Nurse? Unless you are a licensed or registered nurse, a baby ‘nurse’ is not necessarily a medical nurse but rather a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) or someone who is trained and specializes in newborn infant care. You may also hear a NCS referred to as a Newborn Nanny, Night Nanny or Infant Specialist. You may find that some agencies and families may still choose to refer to a Newborn Care Specialist as a Baby ‘Nurse’. ICT | The Infant and Childcare Training Academy | www.ICTAcademy.org


What Does a Newborn Care Specialist Do?:

What Does a Newborn Care Specialist Do? Provide Top-Notch Care for Baby during First Weeks and Months of Life or longer. Support new parents as they learn how to respond to their baby’s needs and also get much needed rest. Calm and Comfort Fussy Babies. Feed, Diaper and Ease Baby to Sleep at Night. Develop a Good Routine and Schedule for Baby. Organize Baby Supplies and Nursery Station. Prepare and Sterilize Baby's Bottles. Provide Soothing Baby Baths and Massage. Provide Techniques for Colic, Sleep Training, etc. Evaluate and Record Baby's Progress. Offer Support and Advice as Needed by Parents. Flexible Schedules: Nights, Days, or 24-hr Shifts. ICT | The Infant and Childcare Training Academy | www.ICTAcademy.org



How do you Become a Newborn Specialist?:

How do you Become a Newborn Specialist? Regardless of how much experience you may have, many families and agencies will feel more comfortable with those who have completed formal newborn care specialist training. Training is also strongly recommended for Nannies who care for infants as well. Infant CPR is required. You will also need to couple your training with some hands-on experience caring for babies. This can usually be accomplished by volunteering at a local childcare facility or offering your services at a discount to families to build confidence, exp. and references. Once you have your training and references, you are good to go and can start applying with agencies and families direct. Many Newborn Care Specialists begin their own business and their own client base. ICT Academy offers the most comprehensive and fun NCS and Nanny certificate courses, both onsite and online, including career services.


Who Should Become a NCS?:

Who Should Become a NCS? Someone who is at least 18years of age or older and who has a genuine love of babies, a nurturing quality and a desire to help support new parents. Most NCS range in age from 20’s up to 70’s Many Newborn Care Specialists have experience as Nannies, Home Health Aides, Daycare Providers, Parents, Teachers or even Medical Professionals including CNA, HHA, Nurses & Therapists who are looking for a new or additional career path. This may also be a great career path for someone seeking a flexible work schedule, such as one during the nights, weekends or periodically. Some NCS also work long-term or permanent cases staying on to help a growing family. ICT | The Infant and Childcare Training Academy | www.GoICTAcademy.com


How Much Can I Earn as a NCS?:

How Much Can I Earn as a NCS? Newborn Care Specialists pay rates vary based on your training, location, experience, agency, shift, whether you will care for singles, twins or triplets. The average going rates for our students in the most popular regions range anywhere from $18-35 per hr and between $200-400 per day. Not only can you earn a great income but you can enjoy and love the rewarding work that you do! ICT | The Infant and Childcare Training Academy | www.GoICTAcademy.com


Newborn Care Specialist Training & Certification:

Newborn Care Specialist Training & Certification ICT | Infant & Childcare Training is a specialized educational organization dedicated to preparing caregivers for excellence and advancement in childcare. We offer Newborn Care, Nanny, Daycare, Instructor, Agency and Parenting programs. Courses are offered both onsite and conveniently online with exciting multi-media instruction. All distance learning courses are equivalent to onsite programs and can be taken anywhere throughout USA and internationally. For more information, visit: www.GoICTAcademy.com For questions, feel free to Contact Us ICT | The Infant and Childcare Training Academy | www.GoICTAcademy.com

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