10 Challenges for the nanny when the parents work from home.

When a household includes both an in-home business and in-home childcare, the situations which the nanny deals with may have some unique challenges. Discussing the various issues and keeping the communication open between employer and nanny is important in working through these situations. Noise levels – There may not be a lot of sound proofing […]

Parent’s Questions

What is a fair salary to offer my professional nanny? This will depend a lot on your location and the nanny experience . An hourly nanny rate can range from $30 to $50 + an hour. Doula rate $40 to $70 + an hour.  Share Care rate can range from $15.00 hr – $25.00 to […]

Fun ways to interact with your baby in the early months

Playing…with a tiny baby?! How do you do that with a baby as young as two months old? Actually, as babies enter the second month of life, they become noticeably more interested in the world around them. While they don’t “play” in the way that we often think of—pushing trains around a track or feeding […]

Breast Feeding & Bottle

Getting Comfortable If you’re a first-time parent, breast feeding your newborn may seem complicated until you’ve had some practice. But a little preparation can help you feel more comfortable. Before you begin nursing, take a look at your surroundings. Many mothers like to sit in a glider or in a cozy chair with armrests. Footstools […]

Why should you hire a male nanny (manny)?

They can cook dinner. They can give hugs. And they can play football. Who says men can’t be nannies?  Why Hire A Manny? Everyone knows that children of both genders connect differently with males than they do with females. A balance of the two is important in child rearing, because kids learn different things about […]

Nanny vs. Day Care

Nanny: Child illness will not prevent you from work. The common cold, ear infection or virus will be something your Forehead Kisses Nanny can care for while you’re working. If you have an older child that gets sick while at school, you will not have to leave work to go get him/her because most Nanny’s […]

Best Toys

Best Infant Toys For Baby 2-7 Months The best infant toys for this age groups is: baby playmat or play gym, stuffed animal/doll and baby mirror & books which have bold or primary colors. Baby mobiles and rattles also continue to delight your baby. However, watch your older baby carefully when she’s playing with baby […]

Special Needs

Kids With Special Needs Need Special Caregivers! Our team of caregivers have extensive experience working with special needs children. “Special needs” covers a wide assortment of diseases, disorders and disabilities. Our specialized caregivers offer expertise in many areas. From their calming personalities to their innovative caring techniques, our caregivers can make your life easier. All […]

Separation Strategies

How to make your first time away from baby less stressful. Short and infrequent separations between parent and child are a natural and positive part of life. And if parents work to make their child feel comfortable and secure, those separations shouldn’t do any harm. They may even do some good; after all, there’s nothing […]

7 Key Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Talk

” We Love to Talk “ Developing strong reading and writing skills is an important step in preparing your child to begin school. You can play these fun vocabulary-building games with your toddler and preschooler while laying the foundation of language skills your child will need to do well in kindergarten and beyond. Before You […]