Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Watch newborn and other children while mom takes a shower/nap
Mother care - listening, feed her, remind her to care for herself, encourage her, help with siblings, watch for any issues that may occur, assure her of what is normal, care for recovery from birth, processing the birth experience
Newborn care demonstrations - diaper care, circumcision care, tips on calming a crying baby, burping, sponge bathing, latch and positioning for nursing, positions for holding, tips on dressing newborn, diaper chart
Breastfeeding counseling - prepare pump supplies and/or bottles. If complications will refer a lactation consultant or La Leche League breastfeeding consultant
Household tidy up (light housekeeping)- washing dishes, laundry for family, cleaning counters, Sweeping, errands i.e. grocery shopping
Organize baby equipments, baby clothes, and room/nursery
Organize home to be “new mom” friendly - ex. set up changing station or resting station on first floor
Information seeking - books, resources to review, questions to research
Childcare (Sibling support) - take older kids out for a walk, prepare an activity for them, prepare for bed, get ready for school, pick up and drop off
Meal preparations - daily meal preparations, meal planning advice
Mother massage - hand, foot, and/or back
Infant massage - hand, foot, and/or back
Referrals and resources - massage therapists, acupuncture, support groups, pediatric chiropractor, green baby products, etc
Non judgmental support for family
Teach and practice baby wearing
Sleep solutions and how to get enough sleep in a few weeks
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I have just finished working with the best families here in Houston. I helped the couples redefine their roles as new parents and helped them become confident parents who is able to listen to their intuition.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. The best advice I can give a customer looking for a child care provider is to do your research. We are a great service, but not everyone fits well with each other. TAG would encourage you to interview with a few other people so you know that you have made the best decision.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer, I would want to know about all of the employees that was working for that company. It would be great to see a picture of who would be coming into my home and able to read a little bit about them. This is what is so great about the TAG Babysitting Services website. You are able to get to know your child care before they step foot into your home.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. The first question that should be asked is about credentials, experience, what the provider can bring to the table that no other service can.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. The most information to research the type of service you are in need of and then think of some questions to ask when a TAG representative arrives. This will show that you help you to know what to expect of your provider and you will be able to make an informative decision.