INA Weekly Brief

Category: Newborn Care Specialist


The Dr. Shosh Wellness Plan

Nannies, NCS, and agency owners can help new moms and dads by offering helpful resources and non-judgmental support. For every new mom and mom-to-be: The Dr. Shosh Wellness Plan contains seven essential pieces. Throw out the myths and fantasies of motherhood (my needs shouldn’t matter anymore, taking care of a baby is easy for good… Read more »


Tags: , , | March 15, 2016

Baby Nurse vs. Newborn Care Specialist

Nanny or Babysitter? At this point, we have put this issue to rest in our industry and have very effectively worked with agencies to educate families on the differences between a babysitter and a nanny. Now, a different terminology issue continues to surface, despite the fact that the industry leader, the INA, adopted an official… Read more »


Tags: , , , | January 12, 2016

Green is the New Black: Why it matters with young children

Green is the New Black, presented by Tonya Sakowicz at the INA Conference in Cancun, was a big hit with the Newborn Care Specialist attendees!  Tonya, the owner of Baby Go Green, Inc. gave a well-informed presentation on what exactly “going green” is and why it matters to each of us. A very powerful video… Read more »


Tags: , | July 30, 2015

Newborn Care Specialists: Claim your ideal client!

Tamiko Kelly was the first speaker for the Newborn Care Specialists educational track at the INA Conference in Cancun. Tamiko gave a presentation titled, “Claim Your Ideal Client:  How to Take Your Business From Frazzled to Fantastic With 3 Simple Steps.” Tamiko began her presentation with her background and how she came to be a Sleep… Read more »


Tags: | July 23, 2015

The Importance of Moral Leadership in the Nanny Industry

The author, Louise Dunham, is the principal of Placement Solutions, Melbourne Australia. Louise serves on the INA’s Executive Board and is the chair of the INA’s Ethics Committee. It would be nice if what I’m about to write didn’t need to be written. Surely, one would think, no one who chooses to work in an… Read more »


Tags: , , | April 16, 2015

Post Natal Depression Awareness In Australia

It’s not all black and white: Postnatal Depression Awareness  The 3rd week of November is recognized as Post Natal Depression Awareness Week in Australia (Postpartum Depression is the language used in America).  INA member Louise Dunham’s agency, Placement Solutions, entered into a sponsorship arrangement with PANDA – the Post and Antenatal Depression Association in 2014… Read more »


Tags: , | January 13, 2015

Newborn Care Specialist – Educational Opportunities

Registration for the International Nanny Association’s Annual Conference is open, and special Early Bird discounts end February 22, 2014. If you are a newborn care specialist, or considering pursuing this specialty, the INA Conference offers you an unparalleled educational opportunity. There is an entire educational track devoted to newborn care specialists. Take a quick look… Read more »


Tags: , | February 20, 2014

Being the Best Newborn Care Specialist: Intensive Pre-Conference Workshop

Newborn Care – Baby Basics, Current Concepts, and What You Need to Know… Join the International Nanny Association Annual Conference a day early and participate in for an informative, extended pre-conference session on newborn care and getting started as a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS). Cortney Gibson, a leader in the newborn care industry, will cover… Read more »


Tags: , , | February 7, 2014