Many families having a new baby are without trusted family members living locally or even a babysitter who is willing to be “on call” for an extended time while you have your new baby. A sibling doulas are available to care for siblings while their parents are focused on bringing the new baby into the world. It is much easier for everyone to meet the needs of your older children with one person being solely responsible for them.
As your sibling doula, I will come to your home to care for your older children where they are most comfortable. Included in this service is a 2-hour “get-to-know-you visit” prior to the birth so I can spend time with your children to become a familiar face. Parents can stay home for this visit or take this time to complete errands or take time for yourself.
A sibling doula offers emotional support for your older children, as well as playtime, feeding, bathing, bed time and morning self-care. On-call availability starting at sign-up. 1-3 additional visits for babysitting are suggested to become a familiar face for the child(ren).