My Story

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Laura Corcoran

Hello and Congratulations on your baby. What an exciting time!

I am the mother of four children (shown above - ages 28, 26, 24 & 22), a seasoned newborn consultant, highly qualified and educated Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist and Sleep Consultant.  I’ve had a passion for babies since I was a child myself. When I was growing up, I was always extremely interested in the idea and process of taking care of babies.  I started as a mother's helper, then babysitter and worked my way to a summer nanny during my college years.  I got married and had four children of my own. I hold a BS in Interior Design from Syracuse University, and worked in the design field for many years.  Since my passion is infants, I volunteered as a baby hugger at our local hospital in the Neonatal ICU to support premature newborns.  I have always had a strong connection with these teeny tiny people and began my quest to make them a bigger part of my life.  I eventually left the design industry and was trained by a NICU nurse who started a baby nurse/lactation/sleep consultant business. I went on to take  NCS and Newborn Sleep Certification Courses.  After years of honing my Child Care Provider skills, Baby Newbie was finally "born."  I reside in Basking Ridge, NJ, with my husband of 29 years, and our daughter who is in college.  I have traveled to work with families in other states and even out of the country (for their vacation) for newborn care.  My experience includes singletons, twins and preemies and I would love to be your Newborn Care Specialist and bring peace and organization into your busy new life.

 

I can provide professional assistance with skill and expertise to assure a good transition for you, your family and your newborn. I am CPR/First Aid trained and I have many references, which I am happy to provide. I am calm, caring, responsible and trustworthy. Since I have had 4 children of my own, I know what it takes 24/7 and I would love to help you in the first few weeks or months of your baby's life. I am available to care for your baby so that you can get the needed rest to allow your body to properly heal. I will help you set up the nursery to be organized and functional and make sure that you have everything that you need to be fully equipped. I will also assist and advise on breastfeeding and sleep training. I have an infinite love for babies, I know what babies want and why they act like they do. I know how to deal with difficult situations and how to make your life easier by scheduling routines.  I have practical knowledge that I can teach you to make your life easier.

 

 I realize it is very difficult to have a stranger come into your home whether it is for nights only or around the clock duty. I pride myself in making myself unobtrusive, but at the same time available for your baby’s every need. I would strongly suggest that you contact any of my references. I have worked for wonderful families and I am confident that any one of them will give you a very high recommendation of my work and work ethics. If I am on around the clock duty, I will keep myself occupied with the baby and I sleep when the baby sleeps during the night.  During the day I will also take care of nursery maintenance, baby's laundry, bottles, pump parts, sterilizing, etc. or helping you with a baby issue.  If time allows, I will read or be on my computer.  I have a great deal of experience in helping first time parents in the easiest way to take care of your newborn.  I love my job and consider myself an advocate for babies.  I will always do what is best for the baby and you and I’m very available to discuss any of your concerns or answer any questions you may have concerning the baby.   I've cared for over 60 babies in all, including 12 sets of twins.  Contracts range from 48 hours to 4 months depending on the family's situation, and I also do phone, video and text consulting.  I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions.  We customize to fit your needs, so please call and ask us about what you are looking for if you do not see it listed on our site.  We are here to support you!