The Baby Nurse vs. Nanny
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today.
I was thinking back to when the baby was born. The family had a baby nurse for the first child, so naturally, the second child also had a baby nurse. So, here we were. A mom home, a dad home for 2 weeks, a baby nurse for 2 weeks, and me. Why? I can say with so much confidence that those were the worst 2 weeks of my life. It was basically me vs. the baby nurse who had zero experience with older kids but thought she was the sh*t with newborns. Uhh, I would have to say "you're wrong." The parents of my family absolutely loved this woman. I still don't see why.
First of all, parents, you have an amazing NANNY(me). Second, did you even realize that the baby "nurse" isn't even a certified nurse? Therefore, why didn't you pay me $2,000 to wake up and feed the baby? Because I certainly would have done it. But because she was called a "nurse" it made you think that she was some high almighty who did wonders to your kid. Again, I'd have to say "you're wrong."
A baby nurse does nothing compared to a Nanny. Some people try to justify paying so much money by thinking she puts a newborn on a schedule. Nope, she doesn't. She feeds on demand and let's be real, a newborn has NO schedule.
Parents, so next time you decide to hire a baby "nurse" when you have a Nanny, ask your Nanny if she'd be interested in doing it and getting the money. I am sure she would say yes. And if she doesn't want to, hire the baby "nurse" and give your Nanny off for the two weeks.