THE ESSENTIAL TIMELINE
This personalized month-by-month “to do” list will keep you focused on the tasks that need to be completed in preparation for your baby’s arrival. Customized based on your needs and lifestyle, the Essential Timeline will help you maximize the time you have before your bundle arrives and ensure that you are completely prepared. From securing a child care space and ordering nursery furniture to attending childbirth classes and getting your pet prepared, you’ll have a complete list of what to do, and when!
We’ll save you countless hours wandering baby superstores and researching on the internet, by creating a registry for you with the best products to fit your needs, lifestyle, tastes and budget. We are up to date on the all the current baby product trends and safety recalls. We can accompany you to demonstrate products and finalize selections.
Have you already gotten your registry and nursery well under way? We’ll visit and make any suggestions or recommendations of supplies you may have over-looked.
You name it, we’ll find it and deliver it to you! Hip maternity clothes; baby products, clothing, gear; all natural and organic baby products; nursing clothing and bras, “transition” wear, gifts, etc.
We plan fabulous baby showers for any size group.
We offer one-on-one instruction in the comfort of your home or office with a qualified instructor. Here is a sampling of tutorials:
- Nutrition during pregnancy
- Creating a birth plan
- Hospital preparation
- Sibling preparation
- Pet preparation
- Welcome home, baby!
- Homemade organic baby food
- Returning to work
- Routine, baby!
- Sleep, baby!
- Breastfeeding/ weaning preparation
- Maternity leave preparation
- Returning to work
- Life insurance, estate, savings planning
- And more!
We offer ongoing phone and email access for support and spur of moment advice. Whether deciding about a baby product or seeking suggestions of how to solve a particular problem, new, often sleep-deprived, parents can have difficulty wading through conflicting advice.
It’s our goal to offer unbiased suggestions. We are not here to tell you the “right” way to solve your child’s latest sleep issue. We can offer a sounding board or some mom-tested advice or we can even give you a summary report of what all the “experts” suggest in the 10 books you surely don’t have time to read in the instant you need the support! You choose what’s best for you and your baby.
Just like it sounds, no job is too big nor any detail too small: If it’s baby–related, help is on the way!
- Errand service
- Home appointment: someone to receive baby furniture
- Arrange for nursery furniture assembly
- Take care of home/pets and any personal business while client is at the hospital
- Baby gift returns/exchanges
EDUCATION & SUPPORT LOCATOR
We’ll research and provide you with a summary of the best of the following in your area:
- Exercise classes, pre and post natal (yoga, pilates, general fitness)
- Pre natal classes (Breastfeeding instruction, child birth education)
- Social opportunities for new moms and moms of young children, offering interaction and support (local coffee mornings, playgroup circles, breastfeeding support, speaker series’)
- Developmentally appropriate classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers
MEDICAL PROVIDER LOCATOR
We’ll assist you in finding the top-notch providers in your area that best meet your needs and style. We’ll work with you to create a personalized list of criteria and interview questions, offer a short list of local providers, and schedule interviews. Examples: OB/GYN, midwife, doula, hospital or birth center, and pediatrician.
CHILD CARE PROVIDER LOCATOR & CLEARANCE
We offer research and assistance in hiring a nanny or sitter, or selecting the best child care center. We’ll take care of ad placement; prescreening; check references and run background and DMV checks of qualified applicants; check the state licensing and inspection reports of a potential center; as well as provide a list of suggested criteria and key interview questions.
POST NATAL DOMESTIC SUPPORT
- Phone and email support
- Home-cooked meal delivery
- House cleaning
- Grocery shopping and delivery
- Baby supply store shopping and delivery
- Post partum doula, lactation consultant, or other support in your home
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS & THANK YOU NOTES
We’ll order, prepare, address and send birth announcements and/or thank you notes.
FAMILY EVENT PLANNING
Bris, Christening, Baptism, Birthdays, Holidays, Creating family/ cultural traditions, etc.
We’ll complete an assessment of your home; provide a timeline of what to do and when, and if you choose, we’ll shop for and arrange for installation of babyproofing products.