*Basic chores (light housecleaning/organizing, dishes. laundry, running errands, going to the grocery store, etc)
*Meals (choice of having daily hot meals prepared in the home, daily meals prepped and ready to cook, or delivery of homemade frozen meals to reheat)
*Childcare (for older siblings so mom/baby can rest, for baby so mom can take a nap/take a shower/ get stuff done etc) Picking up older kids from school, extracurriculars, etc
*Referrals and information on community resources (moms groups, LLL meetings, parenting classes, PPD/cesarean/other birth related support groups)
*Basic baby care tips (bathing, swaddling, etc)
*Breastfeeding support (I am not currently a licensed LC but I could offer basic support and advice, and refer out for more complicated issues)
*Car seat selection and/or installation (help choosing a car seat that will work with your vehicle/situation, instruction on proper installation- I am already a certified car seat tech)
*Babywearing (Try out a wide variety of carriers before you buy to see what is comfortable for you and baby)
*Baby gear rental (Again, try out a variety of baby gear without committing to buy- does your baby like swings or bouncers? and wouldn't it be nice to be able to return that stuff when it is not used anymore so its not cluttering up your house?)
I will keep adding to this list as I remember more of my brainstorms... I have a good deal of connections to potential clients already in place, as well as a good functional knowledge of what resources are currently available in my area (no one is doing this here yet)
What services would you find useful during the postpartum period? I'm thinking this would be a sort of a la carte type of thing- every family isn't going to have the same needs so being able to pick and choose which services would be useful is nice.
I know in some areas (Seattle, for one) services like these charge between $40-120/hr. How much would you be willing to pay for something like this? A good name is also something I am looking for. My mom suggested " Now What?" which is kind of cute. it would be a funny way to answer the phone anyway
What do you all think?
Edited by MadiMamacita - 10/27/12 at 10:14am