Consultation Topics


Wondering what all the fuss is about babywearing–or why your baby makes a fuss when you try?

 

You may have wondered. . .

    • What is babywearing, anyway?
    • Is babywearing good for my baby?
    • What are some benefits of babywearing?
    • How do I know which carrier is right for me?
    • Will babywearing help with colic or reflux?
    • Am I wearing baby the right way?
    • How am I supposed to wrap this thing?
    • Why isn’t my carrier comfortable?
    • How can I be sure baby is safe?
    • What if I want to share a carrier with another caregiver?
    • What’s the best way to get my older baby onto (and off) my back?
    • How old is too old for my baby to worn in a carrier?
    • How can I help baby love being worn?
    • Can I babywear my twins?
    • What are some resources to support babywearing?

 

Include some babywearing in your personalized consultation to learn babywearing basics, gain confidence using your own carriers, and try out a variety of other baby carriers.


All babies cry.  Some babies cry. . .  and cry. . . and cry.

 

You may have wondered. . .

  • Why does my baby cry so much?  Am I doing something wrong?
  • How can I help my baby calm down?
  • Is swaddling safe?
  • How will swaddling help calm my newborn?
  • Why does my baby hate being swaddled?
  • How can I help my baby sleep longer and better?
  • Should I use a pacifier?
  • What’s the deal with white noise?
  • What causes colic?
  • Do I need to change my diet?  Do I need to change formulas?
  • What products can I use to help calm my baby?

 

With colic care part of your personalized consultation, Just Ask Nanny helps you figure out the ideal combination of soothing techniques for your baby so you can confidently calm your little one every time.


Congratulations on your new baby!  You decorated the nursery, bought a car seat, and found the perfect coming-home outfit.  Now that you’re home with baby, you may find yourself with a thousand questions and a need for a nap.

 

You may have wondered. . .

  • Should my baby be on a schedule?
  • How can I encourage baby to develop good sleep habits?
  • How can I reduce the risk of SIDS?
  • Do I need to sterilize the bottles?
  • Is my baby eating enough?
  • What are some good ways to burp baby?
  • Is this (behavior/rash/poop/etc.) normal?
  • What is the best way to bathe baby?
  • How can I keep my baby safe?
  • Why is my baby crying?
  • What do I do with baby all day?
  • When should I call my doctor?

 

Just Ask Nanny is here to help ease the transition into life with your bundle of joy by providing as much or as little hands-on help as you’d like.


Ah, potty training!  Perhaps you want to be fully armed before you make the leap into training or you’ve hit a bump in the potty training road (or perhaps gone off-roading entirely).

 

You may have wondered . . .

  • Is my child ready to be potty trained?
  • What is the best method to use for potty training?
  • How long can I expect potty training to last?
  • Are pull-ups or underwear better for training?
  • Should I potty train twins (or siblings) at the same time?
  • Why won’t my child poop in the potty?
  • How can I encourage potty independence?
  • Do I need special products for potty training?
  • What is a good way to motivate my child to use the potty?
  • When will my child be night trained?
  • Should I ever put my child back in diapers?

 

Wherever you are on the potty training journey, Just Ask Nanny helps the adventure go more smoothly.

Sleep seems to be the number one topic on every parent’s mind.  Whether you’ve stumbled on this page in a bleary-eyed daze or are looking for guidance to avoid sleep problems down the road, you’ve come to the right place.

 

You may have wondered . . . 

  • Why won’t my child sleep?
  • How do I get my child to sleep longer at night?
  • What does “safe sleep” mean?
  • Is my baby sleeping enough?  Too much?
  • What is a sleep regression?
  • What is an appropriate sleep schedule for my child’s age?
  • It it time to move to a big kid bed?
  • How can I help my child stay in their room all night?
  • Is my child’s room conducive to sleep?
  • What about naps?
  • Is my child having nightmares?  Night terrors?
  • What is the best method for sleep training?
  • How can I help my child develop better sleep habits?

 

No matter the age of your child, it’s never too early or too late to help your child develop good sleep habits.


Most parents want to raise happy, responsible, well-adjusted, and well-behaved children.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to know how to meet that goal in the tasks of daily life.

 

You may have wondered. . . 

  • What is the best way to deal with whining?
  • Why does my child have so many tantrums?
  • How should I respond to tantrums?
  • How can I help my child regulate her emotions?
  • When should I ignore my child’s behavior?
  • Is my child’s behavior normal for this age?
  • Is this just a phase?
  • Why won’t my child listen to me?
  • How can I help my child with his fears?  Is he really scared?
  • What do I do with a picky eater?
  • How can I encourage responsibility in my child?
  • How do I avoid raising a brat?
  • What about sibling rivalry?

 

Whatever difficulties you may be facing, Just Ask Nanny helps you address them in a loving way that strengthens your relationship with your child while helping your child grow in happiness, confidence, and personal responsibility.


Raising multiples can be both incredibly wonderful and incredibly exhausting.  Twins and triplets (and more) provide a unique set of joys and challenges, especially when they are very young.

 

You may have wondered. . . 

  • How can I efficiently schedule my day with multiples?
  • Should my twins/triplets sleep in the same room?  Will they wake each other up?
  • Do I need two of everything?
  • What are the best products for multiples?
  • How can babywearing help me care for my multiples?
  • How can I help my multiples develop their own unique identities?
  • How can I balance the different personalities and needs of my multiples?

 

With extensive experience caring for multiples, Just Ask Nanny helps save you time and energy in the early years of raising multiples.


Even before your baby was born, you probably started thinking about her safety.  From the car seat to the crib to cabinet latches, you do your best to keep your little one from harm.

 

You may have wondered . . . 

  • What kind of car seat should I get?
  • How do I install and adjust the car seat?
  • Is my baby’s sleep environment safe?
  • What hazards do I have in my home?
  • How can I help protect my baby from falls?
  • How can I help protect my baby from choking?
  • How can I keep my baby safe around water?
  • Do I need to babyproof everything?
  • What are the best products to help keep my baby safe?

 

When you have questions about how to protect your children at home and in the car, Just Ask Nanny is here to help.


 

Choices are great. . . but too many choices can leave you feeling overwhelmed.  With hundreds of choices available with a single click, you may have trouble knowing which baby products will best fit your needs.

 

You may have wondered:

  • What kind of stroller should I get?
  • Which car seat is the safest?
  • Should I get a convertible crib?
  • What is the difference between a bassinet and a co-sleeper?
  • Do I need a baby bathtub?
  • Which bottles are best?
  • Are these products safe for my baby?
  • What should I put on my registry?
  • Why is there such a big price difference between brands?
  • Is a more expensive brand better?
  • What are good toys for infants?  For toddlers?
  • What products make the best use of my space?

 

Whether you’re selecting items for your baby registry, planning your baby’s nursery, or looking for new toys and products as your baby grows, Just Ask Nanny helps you assess which products will best fit your needs, space, and budget.

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