Lullaby Services Testimonials
Baby Nurse Testimonials and Reviews
Below are some baby nurse testimonials and reviews from our happy clients! Please contact us for any references.
Feb 9, 2017
Andrea worked with us when our older son was born and we called on her when our second son was a few weeks old because my husband came down with the flu and couldn’t be around our kids, and I needed help with night feedings. Andrea is absolutely amazing, she came to our house the night after my husband fell ill and made my evenings worry free-she cared for our newborn so I could concentrate on our older son. She also gave great advice on newborn care even though we are second time parents. I also have to say that lullaby was great to work with because they were able to help my family out in a pinch.
Jan 20, 2017
I’d like to provide a testimony for my baby nurse, Glenda Francis. After delivering my first baby, my husband and and I were extremely nervous from the minute we left the hospital. Having given birth 2 weeks early, we were desperate to find a baby nurse not only to help us along this new journey, but also to teach us the tools necessary to be successful new parents. Glenda came to us that first night home, and we couldn’t have been any luckier. As a new mom, I was very hesitant about letting a stranger live with me and help me with my newborn. However, Glenda was warm, caring, and adaptable right from the minute she walked through the door. My husband and I were anxious to learn everything we could from Glenda, and Glenda was ready to instruct us. She taught us everything; from diaper changes and morning sponge baths to identifying feeding cues, breastfeeding, and what to expect in the coming weeks (ie. sleep training). Glenda helped me stay organized and calm, even during our baby’s hardest nights of sleeping. Because I am nursing, I was able to spend a great deal of time each night with Glenda. Throughout our time together, Glenda was extremely easy-going and low maintenance, wonderful to be around, and consistently punctual and respectful of our space. Glenda’s professionalism and kindness are unmatched. Glenda was always anxious to teach me everything about not only caring for my newborn, but also taking care of myself as I recovered from delivery. My husband and I feel extremely blessed to have had Glenda walk into our lives. Not only has Glenda been our baby nurse, but she has also become a trusted friend in our family in just 2 weeks! I HIGHLY recommend Glenda, and am more than happy to speak with any prospective parent further over the phone/messenger/email.
Below is a testimonial for Iyeika McKenzie for your website.
Iyeika came to us a few nights after our daughter was born. She immediately calmed our nerves as first time parents and was able to soothe our newborn. Iyeika taught us many things we did not know, such as how to swaddle and bathe our baby and how to get her on a sleeping schedule. By the time she left us our daughter was on schedule which allowed us to sleep at night ourselves. Iyeika is very knowledgeable, professional, and trusting. We would highly recommend Iyeika to any family looking for a caring and wonderful baby nurse!
Nov 16 2016:
We reached out to Lullaby after 5 weeks of having to sleep with our newborn in our arms. Our baby would wake up whenever she was put down anywhere else and cry inconsolably. Needless to say, this wasn’t safe for the baby and we were exhausted. Sandra Goulborne spent 6 days with us and she was truly a godsend. The first night was the hardest as baby woke up repeatedly but Sandra soothed her, singing and talking to her all night long. By the second night, baby was sleeping. It was amazing! Sandra stayed with us until baby had a more consistent sleep routine. I really appreciated the fact that she kept me updated on how our baby was doing and what strategies were working. In addition, Sandra had me try out her strategies for putting the baby down. By the time she left, my husband and I felt confident to continue on our own. It is now a week later and our baby is sleeping through the night! While she still gets fussy around 6-9 (her ‘witching hour’), my husband and I know what is going on and how to help soothe her until she is ready to go to sleep. I can’t thank Sandra enough and highly recommend her to other families!
Nov 15 2016:
Anelia was the calm in the storm when we brought home our preemie. She is knowledgeable but not overbearing, professional, sweet and attentive. We are not easy to work for and Anelia managed to put us at ease. She got the baby on a schedule and all her things organized. She was a pleasure.
Oct 16 2016:
Sandra Goulborne spent a month with us after I delivered, and she was an absolute blessing to us. She took care of our baby with the utmost love, often singing or talking to our baby in the wee hours of the morning. Her energy appears to know no limits! She took care of everything, from night feeds to laundry, while I was recovering from postpartum complications, allowing us to spend time really enjoying our new baby. In addition to taking care of the baby, she is an excellent teacher to new parents – patient, kind, and clear – so when she left, we felt fully confident to go on our own. She knows when to step in and when to hang back, allowing us to try it out on our own when we were ready. Not only did she help take care of our baby, she helped take care of me – her emotional support in that first month cannot be understated. If your family is lucky enough to get Sandra Goulborne for even a few days, you’ve hit the jackpot!
Oct 11th, 2016:
Camile Forrester came to us as a night nurse when my twins were one month old. She was with us until they were four and a half months old, first just for night and then several weeks full-time as I transitioned back to work and we had a gap in childcare coverage.
From the moment we met her, we knew Camile was special. She was fully engaged with both babies, and she quickly figured out how to comfort and care for each of them. My boy twin was the easy one, but my girl twin was a bit colicky. Camile was always calm, even when both babies were crying. She gave them baths every night, fed them throughout the nights, changed them, and cleaned up after them. Our primary concern was the safety of the babies and we never worried when Camile was on duty.
Camile helped us to reach our goal of getting the babies to sleep through the night at four months old. She made our lives so much easier during a stressful time when we were getting ready to move. Camile is a pleasure to have around. She’s warm, respectful, punctual, and has a great sense of humor. I would recommend her as a baby nurse to anyone but especially to parents of twins.
To whom it may concern:
The letter is to provide a wholehearted recommendation for employment for Alicia Gorospe. Alicia cared wonderfully for our daughter Kendall from the time she was born until she was one year old – from May 2015 to June 2016. She lived in our house full-time and provided every level of care for our daughter. Initially, she provided night nurse services feeding Kendall multiple times at night so that mom and could get some sleep. At this time, she would take a short nap and still care for Kendall during the day. She would clean Kendall’s clothes, wash her bottles, feed her, bathe her, clothe her, change her, etc. – all the items that would be expected of a nanny. In addition, she would keep the house tidy and would sometimes cook for us, which was a wonderful bonus. (Her chicken spring rolls are to die for!)
Alicia always had a smile on her face, regardless of how little sleep that she got. She was very quiet and respectful of our time and space in the house. She very quickly because a welcome addition to our family. Alicia would take Kendall for long, daily walks around the neighborhood. As Kendall got older, they would stop at our local park and put Kendall in the swing that she loved. Kendall started walking at 10 months so these stops at the park would begin to include walking around and playing, all the while making sure Kendall didn’t fall and hurt herself.
Alicia is a loving and caring person that has all the skills necessary to care for a newborn, infant, or toddler.
To whom it may concern,
Just had to drop a line to Lullaby to tell you about the wonderful experience we had and are still having with our baby nurse Florence. She came to us a few days after we welcomed our twins. We were overwhelmed and in need of help earlier than we thought and she was able to not only take amazing care of the children but give us great advice (which we will be using until they get to college) about their development and well being. Thank you to Josephine for finding us the perfect fit. We consider Flo part of our family.
September 5, 2016 from Brooklyn NY
To Whom It May Concern,
It is my pleasure in writing to say how happy my wife and I are with Ms. Orlene Williams in the care of our daughter, Ziv Jiwon. She is now 25 months old, and she has been helping us raise her since October, 2014. During this time, she has not missed a single day of work, and in fact has been consistently punctual throughout her time with us. In addition, she has made sure to keep us up to date with the daily events of her caretaking with pictures and phone calls.
Altogether, she has established a deep bond with our daughter, and has made us feel very happy that we met you two years ago. We feel fortunate that you are with us, and we are pleased to have her with us and our daughter in the time going forward.
We would have no hesitation recommending her to other future employers. You may feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.
Joshua Schiller MD
Camille was an excellent baby nurse. She attended our wedding weekend and took care of our 3.5 month old breastfed son. He did not take bottles well at the time, and was not the best napper. She was able to feed him and get him to nap. We were also able to have our son in our wedding, which was so important to us. Thanks to Camille, he was in good spirits and ready on time for his big appearance. Camille is extremely kind and cared for our son as if he was her own.
To whom it may concern,
I worked with Alicia McIntosh (Lisa) for five nights spaced out over the second and third week after the birth of our first child. As a first time mom having Lisa with us during the first few weeks was invaluable. She was loving and caring towards our daughter and very confident and knowledgeable about newborns. She took the time to show us how to do things (like swaddle and bathe the baby) but was never overbearing. She is a punctual, talented caregiver who is lovely to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for some extra support around the birth of their child. It was amazing to be able to get a few hours of sleep knowing that my daughter was in such capable hands.
Thank you so much for all you help, Lisa!!
Feel free to use me as a reference!
All the best,
Ps. Lulu says hello 🙂
We welcomed Sandra into our home as a night nurse when our baby was approximately 4.5 weeks old, and we had wonderfully positive experience with her in every way. Sandra was so caring, and comforting with our son. She took the time to sing to him, talk to him, and really tend to his every need. She helped us out immensely with his night-time feedings and changes, and enabled the rest of the family to get much needed rest. She also tracked every feeding and diaper change so we knew exactly how our son was doing through the night. Sandra was also so patient with teaching us many things, including how to bathe our son, how to properly feed him and burp him, and how to do tummy time. We felt like Sandra became a part of the family during the time she was with us; in fact, Sandra took the time to check in with us even after she had left. We would recommend Sandra without hesitation to any family looking for someone with much expertise and warmth when it comes to caring for newborns.
Anelia came to our rescue when our baby boy Alex was about 4 weeks old.
Alex was colicky from digestive problems and my husband and I (but especially me) were severely sleep deprived and starting to lose our minds. Anelia worked overnights with us for about 5 weeks.
During this time Alex started to sleep better and get into a more organized routine and I was able to recuperate from a difficult delivery and rough first few weeks. He is now a happy, calm baby I am delighted to report- and we are happier, well rested, more sane parents.
Anelia was wonderful to have in our home- she is both warm and professional. A lot of baby nurses understand babies but Anelia understands babies AND parents. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable and taught us how to give Alex a bath, different calming ways to hold him, and as he got bigger, let us know when he was ready for different daytime activities, more food, etc. Anelia is kind, intuitive, soft spoken, and never pushy. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a baby nurse.
We love Anelia and Alex will miss her as will we!
I just wanted to let you know that Sandra was a delight to work with. She did a wonderful job helping us navigate the first two weeks of parenthood. Sandra gave valuable guidance without being overly pushy or making me feel dumb. (I had never taken care of an infant before and had a lot to learn). I really appreciated that she handled all the night feedings, which really gave me a chance to recover from a long labor and delivery. She had some great suggestions about products to get, like a wipes warmer and Dr. Browns bottles. Sandra was very sweet with our newborn daughter singing to her and comforting her well when she was fussy. She seemed to truly care and even called us the day after she left to check up on how things were going. I would highly recommend her to others looking for a caring baby nurse and have already given her card to a friend due in mid August.
Just a couple of weeks after our twin girls were born, my wife woke up at 5am on a Saturday with high fever and nausea. She had gotten an infection, and we were certain we wouldn’t be able to take care of our girls by ourselves.
We waited until 8am that morning to call Josephine, who sprang into action. By the afternoon Kenisha showed up. She stayed with us for 48 hours and practically saved us. Kenisha is very knowledgable and experienced. During those 48 hours my wife had the chance she needed to rest and recover, the girls were cared for expertly, I even got to sleep more than ever since the twin have been born, and to top it all off I learned new things from Kenisha about childcare and was more confident in my parenting when she sadly had to leave.
I honestly don’t know what we would have done without her and without Lullaby services. We’d hire them again in a heartbeat.
Omer (and Carina) Yariv
To whom it may concern:
I am writing this recommendation on behalf of Erline from Lullabye Services. She looked after our 6 week old daughter and my husband and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
She is very warm and we instantly felt comfortable with her and daughter adores her. She is both kind and professional. We were comfortable leaving Erline to care for our daughter while we were both out of the house and we have a deep trust in her as a person and a caregiver. She has lots of experience with young babies and this was evident throughout the time she worked for us. Our daughter was always smiling and happy while in Erline’s care and this is a true testament to how great she is at her job.
Marli and Vincent Roccanova
To Whom It May Concern:
When I first came home from the hospital in late November, the first person I saw in the lobby of my building was my doorman. The second was Norma Wilson. It was such a relief to see her smiling face after an unexpected c-section and a longer than anticipated hospital stay.
My milk had just come in, and I told Norma about my wish to breastfeed. She helped me discover my milk and learn to pump. Five days into her stay we were feeding my daughter breast milk only. It wasn’t always easy, but Norma put me on a schedule that worked. With Norma’s guidance, we eased into regular pumping and feeding schedules. My daughter responded to the structure, and even settled into a semi-predictable sleep schedule, sometimes sleeping 4 or more hours at time during the night.
Norma also tracked every diaper change and every behavior. This came in handy at our first pediatrician visit. We were able to answer questions about wet and dirty diapers because we had Norma’s log.
Norma helped us through many firsts (belly button falling off, first bath, first trip outside on a cold day). She gave us invaluable advice and assurance. She also noticed characteristics in our daughter that we might not have otherwise noticed. For example, Norma let us know that our daughter has very strong hearing. And Norma let us know when we were holding her too much (perhaps spoiling her).
When Norma switched from a 24 hour to a 12 hour schedule, we found the good night’s sleep essential. However, Norma is so interesting and easy to talk to that we would sometimes find ourselves caught up in conversation about travel, hobbies, and current events…we actually had to remind ourselves to go to bed!
I am happy to say that my husband and I are now confident, (mostly) relaxed parents of a 2 week-old baby, and I’m not sure that this is something I could say if we hadn’t had Norma’s support.
I highly recommend her as a baby nurse. She loves babies and knows how to take care of them so well.
I can be reached any time to discuss further.
We have had the best experience with Lullaby Services
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is in support of Erline as a baby nurse or nanny. Erline joined us when our daughter was barely three months old. As first time parents, we were very nervous to leave her with anyone, but we were immediately comforted by Erline as she is so warm and nurturing. Our most important criteria in selecting a nanny was finding someone who would genuinely care for our baby above all else, and Erline has absolutely delivered on that. Even though Erline has only been with us for four months, our daughter clearly adores her (she gives her a huge smile every time Erline walks in the apartment) and has thrived in her care. Erline has also been a great help to us, offering us lots of advice on how to get her on a good feeding/sleeping schedule and introducing solid foods.
We are very sad to leave Erline though understand she cannot come with us to the suburbs. She has been a great asset to our family, and I recommend her without hesitation.
June 24, 2015
Hi, Josephine. I want to thank you for referring Maria Etienne to me. She was wonderful with my little guy and was extremely helpful during my recovery. Maria is very talented and taught me a great deal. As a first time mom, that was greatly appreciated.
January 1, 2015
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter of reference for Bennita Clarke, who was a night nurse for my daughter for eight weeks. During this time, I found Bennita to be very competent and caring.
Since this was my first child, I had many questions and concerns in relation to childcare, breast feeding, etc. Bennita addressed all of my concerns and more. Setting up the breast pump and the best way to approach bath time are examples of ways in which Bennita assisted me. In relation to schedules, with guidance from Bennita, my baby adapted to a wonderful schedule and stated sleeping through the night by seven weeks old. I found that Bennita was very energetic and used time when the baby was sleeping to wash bottles, do laundry, and help with other tasks that can be tiring for a new mother. Most important though was her knowledge in relation to the proper care of my child.
Bennita is very dependable and trustworthy. She respected all of my wishes and interacted with our family appropriately. I was able to go to dinner with my husband on various occasions and not worry about leaving my child in Bennita’s care. Bennita is timely and always showed up for work. During the time she was in our home, her focus was always on the baby and her care.
If you have any further questions in regard to this letter of reference, please feel free to contact me.
Kara and James Kelly
Here is a testimonial about Julie Campbell, who was just fabulous. Thank you for the referral!
Julie Campbell came into our house when our son was one week old and immediately showed him warmth and constant nurturing. She stayed up with him during the crazed newborn stages without ever seeming tired. She tended to his every need during the daytime, and organized and meticulously maintained his nursery (even ironing his tiny sleepers). She became a friend to me during my journey into motherhood and always was a calming, relaxed presence in our house. In addition to caring for the baby, she also helped me with household tasks. She was flexible and open-minded–we truly worked together as a team–and she never imposed her views on me. That being said, she is extremely knowledgeable about breastfeeding, sleep training, infant scheduling and care, and I could rely on her advice. She also takes very seriously the fragility of new life and was constantly on guard for our son’s health and safety. As my son grew, he began to absolutely adore her, lighting up when she entered the room. We will all miss her dearly. Sincerely, Rebecca K.
Letter of Reference for Viviene James
To whom it may concern:
This note is a letter of reference for Viviene James. She was the baby nurse hired by my daughter during a surgery required for one of her daughters. I was greatly impressed with Ms. James in-depth skill and broad knowledge of infant care. She was exemplary in her attention to detail in caring for my infant granddaughter while also being engaging with my 2 year old granddaughter. Ms. James got us on a solid feeding and sleeping schedule with our infant which was essential so that the family could focus on the surgery and recovery of our other granddaughter. She was talented in soothing the baby and insightful in understanding her needs. Ms James was also an able teacher and coach for me as a grandparent. She had just the right amount of encouragement and wisdom in equipping me to take over infant care duties during the surgery period. I greatly appreciate her excellent communication skills and caring lessons. I also want to highlight her flexibility in fitting in with the family. She was easy to be with and a delight to have in the home.
I am most please to offer this recommendation as well as speak with others who might employ her services.
TESTIMONIAL FOR YVETTE BLACK
I can’t speak highly enough about Yvette! I only wish I had had her in the very early days of my daughter’s life.
I’m a performer and my baby has never been a good sleeper. I was performing at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC and I hired Yvette to come the night before each of my performances in order to get a good night’s sleep. She did a wonderful job with my older baby (4.5-6 months at the time). She was loving and affectionate, extremely professional and a wonderful communicator, which was important to me. She responded promptly and clearly to any emails or texts and was proactive about communicating. She also did some babysitting for us. My baby loved her! She was friendly and social when invited to be, but quiet and discreet when needed. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
To the parents it may concern:
Angeloa took care of our second baby for several weeks, beginning about a week after he came home. I highly recommend her. She is was everything we would have hoped for and beyond. She cared for him extremely well–knowledgeably, gently and lovingly. She re-taught us some things and taught us knew things/new ways to think/do old things that were really useful. She helped us keep our daily baby book.
She cared equally well for me and us. If this is your first child, you should be aware that this is not always the case, but it is so important to choose a baby nurse who understands what the parents are going through physically and emotionally. She went above and beyond to assess my/our needs every day. Whether that meant carrying something for me when I was still in pain and could not, or washing the dishes, or playing with our older son when the baby was sleeping, or
giving tips for managing the new dynamic with our older child. She asked us continually what our goals were, to be sure to help us learn to care for our baby and manage our whole family dynamic once she was gone. She gave her opinion but also respected ours. She was really likable and easy to get along with–also important in a NYC apartment! She checked back with us to see how we were doing after she left, and came to visit as well as to babysit a few months later.
We consider her to have been a gift and to be a friend. I’d be happy to speak with you if you have any specific questions.
Imagine leaving the hospital and having Mary Poppins appear on your doorstep to meet you as you enter the house with your new baby. Our amazing baby nurse, Angie stayed with us for two weeks and basically gave us a crash-course in Baby 101. Angie has worked all over the U.S and Europe and is truly a professional, first-class, caring, funny, and upbeat caretaker. She is a pleasure to be around, and I am beyond sad to see her go. She helped me to heal, making sure I was looking after myself, as well as the baby, after a painful unexpected C-section. I don’t know how I would have survived without her. She helped me with her breastfeeding expertise, setting up a sleep schedule, as well as helping me to decode my baby’s cries. She goes above and beyond helping the mother to cope with the sudden changes of a newborn as well as to care for the baby. If you want to give the best gift for a loved one who is expecting, or treat yourself, Angie is your baby nurse. Angie will help you navigate these exciting, new unchartered waters. You will not be disappointed. You can contact Angie directly at 917-435-4388, and you can absolutely contact me directly for a reference.
What a relief! You set my mind at ease! I was incredibly stressed out looking for a nanny and your company helped us find someone fast that was so much better than the 26 people we interviewed before her. Thank you again. John and Linda!
The baby nurse you sent us was skilled, attentive and caring. I can’t say enough how grateful we are for your help. Thank you!
– Jennifer F
Just wanted to say thank you for recommending Andrea! From the minute she arrived, I felt more relaxed. She was patient, helping me breast feed and reassured me when I was feeling frustrated. She was also especially great having the baby on a schedule within a day. Andrea is very knowledgable with so many aspects of baby care – she was also a big help with the necessary post Bris care and is a great teacher… As a first time mother, I had many questions and she was always happy to answer them and show me, making sure I understood and was comfortable. Having Andrea’s help made my c-section recovery so much easier and we were so happy with her care of our baby!
Viviene James came to our aid in a time of need. Our daughter was 2 ½ months old and my wife was dealing with post-partum depression. We hired Viviene to help us out primarily for the nights and she spent a couple of weeks with us.
From day one it was clear Viviene brought with her a lot of knowledge and a ton of experience in caring for infants. We were impressed with the ease and gentleness with which she took care of our daughter. In the first couple of days she was able to understand our baby and her needs and helped us do the same. She was very observant and was quick to make suggestions and adjustments in caring for our baby. She provided us with a lot of information and techniques and communicated this information in a way that was easy for us to understand. Viviene was sensitive to the fact that this we were first-time parents and helped us to get confidence in our parenting skills while giving us simple suggestions in caring for our daughter. It was easy to have her around in our home and in a short time she felt like part of our small little family. Viviene helped us with sleep training our daughter and putting her on a more regular feeding schedule. One night at dinner she said to me that my little one will sleep through the night. We were skeptical that we would be able to get our daughter to sleep through the night at such a young age. However our daughter is now 6 months old, sleeps through the night and is happy as happy can be. We are glad to have had Viviene work with us in our time of need. She certainly did more than what we were looking for and I will certainly recommend her to family and friends.