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April 23, 2024
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Celebrity Baby Nurse Nanny Connie Shares Her Tips & Tricks for the Fourth Trimester

In this episode of SHE MD, Mary Alice sits down with THE celebrity baby nurse, Nanny Connie, who shares all her tips for bringing home a new baby. Nanny Connie gives her expert advice on bringing home a baby from the hospital and give us a peek into the lives of her celebrity clients. As one of the most in-demand baby nurses for many Hollywood celebs, Nanny Connie has worked with Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Amal and George Clooney, and Brooke Shields, just to name a few!She shares what it was like for Jessica Biel to deal with the paparazzi as a new parent, how Matt Damon supported his wife on her breastfeeding journey, and how she helped Brooke Shields with her second child. Nanny Connie and Mary Alice break down everything you need to know about the fourth trimester, from how she preps a house for a new baby to partnership in parenting, pacifiers, sleep training, post-partum depression, and so much more. You don’t want to miss it

About the Guest

Nanny Connie is the beloved nanny to stars like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Cash Warren and Jessica Alba. She’s a family and childcare expert with over 30 years of experience equipping parents and empowering nannies to be the best for their families. Nanny Connie's approach is a warm combination of old-school wisdom and practical expertise. Her bestselling book, The Nanny Connie Way, has become the go-to guide for first-time parents.

Nanny Connie's Takeaways for Parents

  • Be Flexible — No two parent journeys are the same, so stop looking for the same outcome as your friends. Every child you have also comes with their own unique ideas for what life should and could be... In other words, what you did with baby one may or may not work for baby two or three.
  • "Less is best" — When it comes to gadgets in the beginning, less is best. When you bring a baby home, you are the gadget. New parents will need a bassinet, burp cloths, swaddles, diapers, and changing station, but what your baby needs most is you. Put the dang electronics away and connect with your children. They are screaming for your attention!!
  • Consistency — Create a soothing routine for baby that can be replicated every night. Consistency is key! Try dimming the lights, a warm bath, and soothing music. This is the first step to sleep training.
  • Keep fathers involved — Give dad specific tasks like, ‘Stock up the changing table' or 'Fix my breastfeeding area.’ Communication is key after birth and dads need to know they have a role to play in your family’s new chapter.
  • Dark Beer for Breastfeeding — Dark beer helps new moms with milk production. You want the yeast -- and dark beer has more of the yeast than regular beer.
  • A Thought on Teens — Just because you get your kids to the preteens and teen years doesn't mean you can coast into the end zone!!!! In all actuality, the score is tied, and it’s the fourth quarter, so get your s*** together and keep your head in the game.
  • Celeb Parents — Celebrities parent their children just as we parent ours... They parent even harder because they’re looked at underneath fine telescopes.

You can learn more of Nanny Connie's tips and tricks in her book, The Nanny Connie Way.