Bahjah

Philadelphia, PA

38, mom of 4. Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, with over 15 years of experience. Also a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

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🤔 What Are Your Favorite Activities To Do On The First Day With A New Family? 🤔

My first day is usually spent observing. I follow the child’s lead. With older children (maybe 4yrs and up) I go over rules and expectations by asking the child to tell ME what the rules and expectations are. For example, “Do mommy and daddy let you run in the house... more

I'm Considering Becoming A Newborn Care Specialist. Does Anyone Know The Requirements And/or Special Trainings Involved? Also The Cost, And If You Think It Would Be Worth It For Someone Who Already Has Over 15 Years Of Experience With Newborns?

Thank you everyone, for your comments, advice, and words of encouragement! :) So sorry for my late responses. I have decided not to pursue the NCS degree, BUT I will continue to educate myself in the field...and other fields that pertain to child and family care. I think I was... more

I'm Considering Becoming A Newborn Care Specialist. Does Anyone Know The Requirements And/or Special Trainings Involved? Also The Cost, And If You Think It Would Be Worth It For Someone Who Already Has Over 15 Years Of Experience With Newborns?

I currently work as a nanny and birth & postpartum Doula. I also have 4 children of my own. I've always cared for newborns/infants more than any other age group. Recently, all of my jobs have come through Care (thank you Care 😊)...and the majority have been infants... more

💕during An Interview, What Questions Do You Always Ask Families, To Make Sure They Will Be A Good Match? 💕

I always ask the parents how they're doing. More specifically with new parents, I ask, "So how's life with a new baby?" I like to engage in real conversation. I'm a mom too, so I look to relate, and I think that brings us both a level... more

☝️if You Could Change One Thing About The Caregiving Industry, What Would It Be? ☝️

We have no “superheroes” (so to speak). The last time we had anyone close to a superhero was Mary Poppins, and Super Nanny Jo Frost. We don’t have anyone like that now (not that I know of). My sister asked me, “Why don’t more kids aspire to be teachers/caregivers... more

What To Do About Constipated Baby?

I would take her to see her doctor first, to discuss any natural methods you can use. I recently cared for an infant who was constipated on three different occasions (due to her mother switching her to different milks). Natural fruit juices, like prune and apple juice helped (room temperature... more