Agency Owner Sasha Thaler, RN leads the Las Vegas Valley's premiere team of Baby Nurses (RN and LPN) and Night Nannies serving postpartum families. Sasha has a background in Maternal Child and Mother/Baby care and says, “It's so important that new parents and newborns in the Las Vegas Valley have a resource to help them through this very precious time in their lives. As a community we have to support new parents and help welcome their little ones into the world.”
We've been caring for postpartum families and advocating for new parents since 2010. Learn more about us below~
What licenses and insurance do you have? How can I feel safe with your team?
Our Registered Nurses (RN’s), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Medical Technicians and Certified Nursing Assistants carry their Nursing Board licenses. This means they are accountable to the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Our non-clinical caregivers, sometimes called postpartum doulas, have private-duty infant care experience and are offered free, continuing education using American Academy of Pedicatrics courses and our own government approved Newborn and postpartum Care classes.
Background checks, vaccinations and flu shots are compulsory and we are happy to share these with you.
Lastly, because there is no specific license regarding the care of 1-5 children or newborns at one time, Let Mommy Sleep applied for and won a government contract award to teach Newborn Care Certificate Courses. The program was taught at Babies R Us and Las Vegas Baby Co. as well as other venues across the country and is now available online.
What exactly happens while the Night Nurse is here? Do I even need newborn care?
The role of the Registered Nurse or Newborn Care Provider (NCP) is to feed, soothe, bathe, change and provide all other gentle care to baby through the night. We don't want you to get out of bed unless you want to. We also provide evidence based education and ongoing support to parents as needed. This means we:
- provide any and all care of the child while we’re in your home; diapering, feeding, burping, soothing, swaddling, bathing, help baby sleep through the night and whatever else your baby needs.
- evidence based education to parents
- breast and bottle feeding support - support mom through her nursing session, assist with pump, clean and maintain bottles
- support getting baby on a schedule and sleeping through the night if that is the parents goal
- relief to help mother recuperate from birth physically and emotionally
- partner support and education such as managing postpartum anxiety, depression or "baby blues"
Your baby nurse or NCP will also document baby’s feeding, diaper changes and other relevant info using our documentation App, LMS Live.
We do not sleep while caring for your child. Sleeping would mean we are not safely monitoring your baby or responding to their needs in a timely manner. There's no way to control whether someone is "lightly" sleeping or heavily sleeping so we just don't do it at all. When a baby wakes in the night to the point of crying and waking someone up, this means s/he's in an advanced state of hunger or discomfort. Our job as professional caregivers is to respond to baby's cues before baby gets to that crying state. This allows baby to have calm, efficient feeds which then allows them to digest and then rest properly.
What do I need to provide for the nurse/nanny?
Families need only provide whatever their child needs. Water, formula, breastmilk, bottles, a nasal aspirator, access to diapers and whatever clothing or items you feel baby needs. Caregivers also need a small lamp and comfortable area to monitor baby. (A completely dark nursery doesn't work and we promise a small light will not hinder baby's sleep!)
I am having twins! HELP!!!
We adore multiples! Remember most multiples are born preemie size, meaning that they need to eat every 2 hours, rather than every 3. This translates to 12 feeds per day for each baby…or 24 feeds in 24 hours!
LMS night nurses and Newborn Care Providers can easily handle all nighttime feeding, daily planning and allow the twins -or triplets!- to get on the same schedule.
I’m breastfeeding, what’s the point of having a night nurse?
In the first nights home from the hospital your LMS nurse offers lactation support through your breastfeeding session to ensure nursing is off to a successful start. She will then provide all care after baby has nursed; changing, burping, diapering and soothing back to sleep. As the nights & weeks go by and baby becomes more wakeful, a Newborn Care Provider still supports mom through her nursing session and also allows mother to sleep during baby's wakeful times.
How do you document my baby's activity through the night? How do I know what's happening?
We have our own in house App called LMS Live. LMS Live is our charting system which documents babies feeding time, duration, diapers, time back to sleep and all other notes about baby's night.
We also use a good old pencil and paper so our families to have a real-time log of baby's activity.
Do you help Military Families?
We have a 501c3 non-profit extension called Mission: Sleep which provides free, overnight newborn care to military families and first responders whose newborns arrive when one parent is deployed, wounded or deceased. Donations are always welcome. Because Mission Sleep is run through our admin office, over 90% of your donation goes toward providing care. The other 10% goes toward web hosting, insurance and admin.
Do you offer Gift Certificates?
Yes! We have a Sleep RegistryTM which allows friends and family to donate hours of sleep to new parents. Gift Certificates are also available anytime. You can contribute to a Sleep Registry or purchase gift certificates here.
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