Iya Villania advises moms of newborns to hire a night nurse if they can

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Iya is thankful she didn't hesitate about hiring a night nurse: "I am not the only one who has great appreciation for my night nurse."


Celebrity mom Iya Villania has found a solution to sleepless nights when a baby is born.

And she's urging moms of newborns to do the same: get a night nurse.

"Getting a night nurse upon arriving home from the hospital was the best thing I did this time around.

"Thank God for night nurses/midwives that can help out!" she wrote on her Instagram Stories.

To illustrate how helpful they've been to her, Iya described one "tough night" when her newborn was a bit gassy.

"Here's my night nurse putting Leon back to sleep after being a little fussy [because] of his gas," she said.

"I went back to sleep after feeding him [because] I'm pretty sure he wanted boob every hour so I was trying to get every minute of sleep I could," the mom of two added.

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Iya Villania very happy with hiring a night nurse to help her care for Leon during the night.
PHOTO BY screencap from @iyavillania/Instagram Stories

After that incident, night feedings with Leon became more manageable, with a two- to three-hour interval routine.

Iya then shared an interesting theory plus her tip.

"If your baby is gassy, it may be because of what mama ate.

"I think Leon had better sleep last night [because] the mama didn't have her usual dose of cake," she wrote.

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Could this mean no (or not a lot) a cake for this new momma of two?
PHOTO BY screencap from @iyavillania/Instagram Stories

What is a night nurse exactly?

A night nurse or midwife is a person who works shifts to help with changing diaper, burping, and putting the baby back to sleep.

They do the "dirty work" in the middle of the night so that the baby's mom can get enough rest.

"They make sure the baby is okay through the night and will only disturb the mama when it's time to feed," Iya explained.

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In her previous Instagram Stories, Iya revealed that when they got home from the hospital after giving birth to Primo, she tried to do it all by herself at first until she realized she needed help.

"I started to get a little crazy and decided to get the help of night midwife," she said.

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Getting a night nurse is the best thing Iya did this time around.
PHOTO BY screenshot from @iyavillania/Instagram Stories

This time, upon bringing Leon home from the hospital, she immediately got a night nurse."They're [a] major help! The extra Z's will do you and your baby good!" Iya added.

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The family of four then began their smooth and peaceful transition, with mom Iya breastfeeding Leon on demand while still able to have time for two-year-old Primo.

Their daily routine: Dad Drew Arellano plays with Primo when Iya is busy attending to Leon.

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They were even able to pull off a successful intimate birthday party for Kuya Primo, as Baby Leon slept and cooperated.

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Iya says the babies also benefit from their mom having a night nurse.
PHOTO BY screenshot from @iyavillania/Instagram Stories

Iya is thankful that she didn't hesitate to hire a night nurse. "I am not the only one who has great appreciation for my night nurse."

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The TV host is not the first celebrity mom who through social media recommended getting a night nurse.

Actress Isabelle Daza also got a night nurse after giving birth to her son Baltie in April.

She posted about getting one via the Aide App, the same mobile app Iya used to find a night nurse.

It's the first app in the country that connects you to a doctor, therapist or nurse to attend to your medical needs, whether that's a home checkup, laboratory work, therapy session, or nursing aide.

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Caring for a baby and getting decent sleep can be achieved, after all.

When a mom is well rested, she can better care for her little ones—moms need self-care, too, after all.

Contact AIDE's hotlines: (02)981.7594; (0928)520.1665; (0927)8068478. Download the AIDE App for free on the Apple Store or Google Play. 

This story originally appeared on SmartParenting.com.ph.

*Minor edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.


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