Deanna Van Pyrz
Newborn Care Specialist
What led to your decision to hire a newborn nanny?
"There are so many unknowns with having a baby; will she eat well?; will she sleep well?; how will my recovery look this time? It gave us so much peace of mind that no matter what happened we knew we would have Deanna there as an extra set of hands." Casey D.
What was the most helpful part or the biggest benefit of my support?
"Two things - the extra sleep!!! And removing the worry!! I decided I would still nurse the baby at night while Deanna was there. Deanna took care of everything else- brought the baby to me to feed her and then she burped; changed her and got her back to sleep after. That way I could get the much needed sleep to recover. It was also super helpful to not have to hear and worry about every little baby noise at night." Casey D.
"Deanna was reliable, friendly, trustworthy and so very helpful with our transition as new parents!" Ellen D.
“As first-time parents, we asked Deanna a lot of questions. She was patient and thoughtful in her responses to us. Deanna is a positive, caring, thoughtful woman.” Lorrei D.
If a close friend were having a baby, what would you tell them?
"Get help!! If you don’t have family to help at night; hire Deanna! Or even if you have family to help; it’s great to have a third party there who isn’t family!!" -Mother of two in E. Amherst
Was your investment worth it?
"Yes absolutely worth it would love to have Deanna back for our next!"
-First time mom in Williamsville
"Sleep is invaluable!"
-Mother of two in E. Amherst
One of the most common questions new parents ask is, "how much sleep does my baby need?" The answer to this question depends on your baby's age and individual needs. In this article, I'll break down the recommended amount of sleep for babies at different ages and provide tips on how to ensure your baby is getting the rest they need to grow and develop. Newborns (0-3 months) During the first few months of life, newborns need a lot of sleep to support their rapid growth and development. Most newborns will sleep between 14 and 17 hours per day, although some may sleep as much as 20 hours per day. Newborns have very small stomachs and need to wake frequently to feed, so their sleep is often interrupted. It is important to note that newborns' sleep cycles only last about 60 minutes. So, while they sleep many hours, they also wake very often. This is normal! To help your newborn get the sleep they need, try to establish a consistent sleep routine. Keep the room dark and quiet during nighttime feedings and try to put your baby back to bed as soon as they finish eating. Consider using a white noise machine or swaddling your baby to help them feel secure and calm. I always suggest using swaddling sparingly only if baby is very difficult to settle.