A Baby Specialist provides loving care for babies, usually at night, so new parents can get much needed rest. Baby Specialists can provide expert assistance in your baby’s first weeks and months during the post-delivery recovery period. A Baby Specialist, also known as a Night Nanny, Postpartum Doula or Newborn Specialist, can help new parents in a wide variety of ways, including helping your baby adjust to sleeping and feeding schedules, providing burping and swaddling techniques, as well as assistance with lactation, changing, bathing, infant laundry and sterilizing bottles.


  • The duties of a Baby Specialist may include:
  • Feeding by bottle or bringing baby to Mom for nursing.
  • Changing.
  • Laundering infant clothes.
  • Sterilizing bottles.
  • Burping and settling newborn back to sleep after feeding.
  • Helping to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for baby during waking hours.
  • Documenting baby’s patterns, including sleeping log and feeding and changing times.
  • Transitioning baby to a regular feeding schedule.
  • Formulating a sleep schedule.
  • Educating parents about care for twins, triplets, etc.
  • Providing parental guidance and support.
  • Consulting on lactation issues.


Compensation for a Baby Specialist is usually based on the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position. Normal salary range for a Baby Specialist is $25 to $35 per hour and up. Salary for twin care typically begins at $30 per hour.