My name is Karen Langston and I am an experienced and passionate Early Years Specialist and Qualified Maternity Nurse who adores her job. I am patient, calm, caring, organised and cheerful, with a positive attitude and I offer a personal service to parents of new babies.
I can help you settle into a gentle pattern with your baby and make sure that you are well rested, whilst also showing you how to care for and understand your new baby. I am also able to help troubleshoot difficulties you may be experiencing with new baby or little one, so please ask if you think you could use my help. A proble shared is a problem halved.
I am a qualified Breastfeeding Support Mentor and have attended Sleep in Children and Sleep Training courses run by Be Ready to Parent. I can support you with concerns over breastfeeding and help in establishing gentle sleep routines.
I aim to leave you feeling confident in all aspects, both emotionally and physically, of your new baby's care & routine, as there are times when you will start to doubt yourself, and start questioning your gut instincts, many mums go through the same experiences and feelings!
I will come to your home after your baby is born and stay with you for a few hours at a time, at a time works for you, this may be for a few days or weeks. During this time I can advise & support on routines, feeding changing, winding, bathing and help answer any concerns or questions you have or if you just want to have a shower without worrying if baby will need feeding or you just need an extra pair of hands!
I am also available to speak on the phone, Skype or email to support during the early days. This service is a cost effective way of getting the support you need. I love my work and just can't imagine doing anything else that would be so deeply rewarding.
I am constantly updating my knowledge to strive towards offering the best possible service. Having worked with babies and young children for over 25 years now, I have come to learn the wonderful joy they bring to a family - as well as the sleepless nights!
I specialise in postnatal support packages, everything from a few hours hands on help, to round the clock care for up to 72 hours, allowing mum to recover from the birth with ongoing support for 2 months on topics such as: feeding, sleep and routines.
Below are some messages I received from parents who had worked with me with one to one support to help them with sleep, beastfeeding or establishing good routines. I love receiving these and am proud that I have been able to help.
My fee for Parents & Co Postnatal one-to-one support is from £14 per hour.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for support with baby care, problem solving or just some non-judgmental advice!