Watching babies come into themselves and learn how to communicate with the caregivers around them is one of my favorite parts of my work. I love seeing them work diligently at achieving new milestones. Being a baby truly is hard work! I enjoy guiding parents to slow down and soak up those fleeting moments with their little ones.
It can be hard to resist the constant pressure from the outside world, that faster is better with babies and young children. Development is an individual journey, and each baby reaches their milestones at their own pace. At Barefoot Babies, we are dedicated to honoring this developmental path, while providing any needed support along the way.
Newborn Care Specialist
Whether you are seeking 24/7 care or overnight care, I provide hands-on assistance during the first 4 months of your baby’s life. Some of my typical duties are feeding, soothing, nursery organization, infant laundry, product recommendations, and creating a safe sleep environment for baby. As a responsive care NCS, I create routines that will support your baby sleeping through the night as soon they are developmentally ready.
I’m familiar with all types of feedings, including human milk and formula, and I’m happy to assist with breastfeeding as needed. I have experience with multiples, and can provide guidance on how to care for two or more babies simultaneously. I strive to ensure that every family receives the highest quality care.
As a Postpartum Doula, I support families during the postpartum period – the intense time after giving birth. My role is to provide physical, emotional, and educational support to parents as you adjust to life with a new baby. I offer a listening ear and a helping hand, whether that means assisting with breastfeeding, providing light housekeeping and meal prep, or simply being a comforting presence during those first few weeks of parenthood or adding a new baby to the family.
My goal is to empower you to feel confident and capable of caring for your baby, and to help you find your own way as a parent. I believe that every family deserves the opportunity to have a wonderful postpartum experience, and I am honored to play a part in that journey.
As a parent consultant, I work with newborns up to age three! I am passionate about helping parents work through challenging times and developmental leaps, and can often help parents see a situation through their child’s eyes. Life looks very different through the lens of a 2-year-old, and it can be helpful to have an outside perspective.
Whether your struggle is sharing, sleeping through the night, or weaning off the bottle, I’m here to help. My goal is to provide a supportive space to ask questions, voice concerns, and work through the issue. Every family is unique, let’s find the solution that works best for you!
Setting Up Play Spaces / Organizing
This is a niche passion of mine – I love helping families create functional, safe, and nurturing environments for their little ones. Having a “yes space”, an area where baby can play and explore while you attend to other tasks, can be truly life changing.
Finding the time and energy to create a play space can be a challenge, which is where I come in. Whether you’re looking for help setting up a nursery, organizing your baby’s gear, or creating a play area/room, I’m here to help. My goal is to help you feel more organized and calmer (less stress!) so that you can focus on family time and much needed self-care.