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Jackie came to our house for 2 days when our daughter was both 2 and 8 weeks old. Our main objective was for our daughter to be in a routine and to sleep through the night as soon as possible. Jackie helped up at 2 weeks establish a routine, help with both breast and bottle feeding, bath time and bedtime. At the 8 week stay, Jackie introduced us to playtime. Whilst these things might seem “easy” or “ self-explanatory”, I can fundamentally say that we would not have our daughter in such a good routine without Jackie. She began to sleep through the night around 12 weeks and now at 16 weeks it is unusual for her to wake in the night. More importantly, she is a very happy, smiley and relaxed baby. I put this down to the structured routine and fundamentally the help and assistance Jackie provided.
Jackie helped us remotely before the birth of our daughter and has since come for 2 residential stays. She has been instrumental in establishing Allegra’s routine and is totally responsible for keeping all three of us happy and settled as new parents. I feel Jackie is part of the family and can’t wait for her next trip down to continue the excellent work. I would recommend her unreservedly to any family.
We initially asked Jackie to help us with our 3.5m daughter as we were struggling with her daytime routine, night time wakings and her being unsettled at bathtime/bedtime. Not only did Jackie help us with our newborn, but she was amazing with our 2 year old, teaching us how to set boundaries and handle toddler tantrums. Jackie slotted into family life, providing hands on, expert support. Her years of experience shone through and it was a privilege to be able to learn from her. I’ve already recommended her to many friends!
We had two magical visits from Jackie. The first visit was planned to help my 12-week baby do longer stretches overnight, especially in the early hours when her reflux could bother her. However, this changed when my toddler’s childcare closed for the week and we unexpectedly had him at home with us. Jackie was invaluable in explaining the behaviour challenges we were experiencing with our two-year-old and how to take control back. I learnt so much about how to manage my ‘terrible twos’ toddler as well as lots of ideas for simple creative play. Jackie also guided us through potty training and bedtime for two. All in three days!
For the second visit I was in desperate need of sleep after my newborn had recovered from bronchiolitis over Christmas. In just three days Jackie gently taught my baby to stop using breastfeeding as a crutch to sleep to learning how to self-settling. I went from only being able to get my baby to sleep in the sling or for 30mins in the crib to getting the golden 2hr lunchtime nap in the crib. When Jackie left, I felt confident in knowing how to help my baby sleep better and a routine that worked for our family.
Jackie helped us with our first baby for 2 weeks in November 2021, straight out of hospital. She provided great guidance to us as to how to care for baby. She was very gentle and responsive to our baby. On top of being a great maternity nurse, Jackie was also a joy to live with – we had a number of nice talks and great laughs. I highly recommend Jackie – your baby and you would be in great hands!
As a first time mum with no family living nearby I found it quite daunting when we brought our daughter home from hospital. She was so precious and small but had no instruction manual. Jackie helped to get us both into a gentle routine and gave me tips from bathing to how to put the pram up! The biggest thing I got from her visit was confidence and reassurance that I was doing the right thing. She made the first few weeks far less stressful and I don’t think I could have managed without her.
At a time when things couldn’t be more confusing and different Jackie came and gave us calm, practical advice on how to set up a structured but flexible routine. It made everything more predictable and made us feel more in control and able to enjoy our little boy instead of panicking about what he might do next! Tom is now a happy, easy going baby and I am sure this is largely due to the help and advice that Jackie gave us.
Jackie is a fantastic Maternity Consultant. Having her with us was like the baby books being brought to life all tailored to our baby! She is very knowledgeable and up to date on everything baby related along with being down to earth and friendly.
Jackie came to us on a trouble-shooting job to help with our 6 week old daughter who was suffering from reflux and terrible colic in the evenings and everyone in the house was suffering as a consequence. Jackie arrived and immediately and calmly took matters into her own hands. The no-nonsense approach meant that our daughter transformed into a calm contenetd baby within 24 hours.
Jackie was not only a saviour with the baby she was extremely helpful with our older children (31/2 and 11/2 years old) She was full of good tantrum solving tips and good ideas to play.
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