Julie Clarke offers a very special baby care support service, exclusively for couples who have attended her Transition into Parenthood course.
This is a “parent friendly” in-home support service, where Julie comes to you in your own home to visit for a couple of hours to provide support, guidance and assistance as requested.
There is no pressure or stress for the new parents to pack-up and travel somewhere else to get the help they want, Julie arrives morning or afternoon or evening.
About Julie Clarke’s Baby Care Support Service?
The in-home baby care support service is generally for parents of babies under twelve months.
What can Julie help with?
For many new families, I have been helping with sleeping issues, coping with extreme heat in summer, breast-feeding, problems such as positioning and attachment, over-supply, thrush and mastitis, expressing and storing breast-milk, bathing, massage, settling, playing/stimulating development, swaddling, coping with the “extreme cold” during winter, not sleeping enough at night, won’t go down to bed early enough, wakes too often through the night, wakes too early, won’t sleep at all during the day, sleeps really well through the day and then awake all night, only wants to have short sleeps (cat naps) both day and night, ergonomically arranging the baby’s room, playing and having fun, enhancing baby’s physical and learning development, little hints and tips on safety, introducing solid foods with maximum nutrition and minimizing risks of allergies or food intolerance’s, how to do cup feeding quickly and easily, structuring the routine of the day (just a little), figuring out priorities for your own special routines, and answer all those questions as they’ve come up.
How does Julie help with this service?
I provide suggestions, listening, answers and creative practical ideas that blend easily with the existing family/routine structure and of course gently guiding the mum and dad through new skills while they are “having a go” rather than me “taking over”.
Often I will show how to do it and then stand by to help if required, it’s quite surprising actually just how much can be covered in one or two hours. I prefer to carefully limit the session to just one or two hours so mum and bub don’t get tired.
One or two hours per week or per month or per quarter spread out over the first year is a wonderful help and support to the new mum.
Everyone learns best when well supported through an experience of learning by doing it themselves without any judgement or criticism, just gentle positive guidance.
Couples who have been through my courses are welcome to book me for just one hour at a time and we can see if we need to extend it or they can book 2 hours, or whatever they feel they need, I just respond to their needs at the time.
I have already helped quite a number of families at various stages in their first year, it’s been very satisfying, now that I have the time, with my two terrific sons grown up (in their 20’s), to have been of assistance by dipping into all my knowledge and practical skills that has been accumulating over the years.
In my work I comply with the WHO (World Health Organization) Baby Friendly Initiative and Federal and State Dept of Health recommendations for feeding babies as well as current evidenced based philosophy of avoiding rigid routines for mother and baby.
Payment for the Baby Care Support Service?
Only $50 an hour and I have kept the structure fairly loose to accommodate differing needs.
I’m prepared to cover the St George and Sutherland areas only so I don’t need to charge for traveling.
This service is available during the hours I’m not teaching the courses, and limited exclusively for the couples who’ve been through the courses.
Baby Care Support Service – in your own home.
Only $50 per hour.
Area available: St George & Sutherland.
Very gentle, supportive, positive.
Limited to just the baby’s first 12 months.
Exclusively for couples who have attended the courses.