Updated: Mar 15
A confinement program is a cultural requirement for a Chinese family.
It is common in Singapore that confinement nannies are hired to assist the mother throughout the confinement period.
A nanny’s main role is to provide help and care for the new mum and baby. This usually includes:
Bathing the baby
Feeding the baby (if bottle-fed)
Keeping a log on feeding times and diaper changes
Putting the baby to sleep
Caring and attending to the baby
Washing and cleaning the baby’s clothes and milk bottles
Preparing herbal baths
Brewing confinement herbal tonics
Cooking nourishing confinement food
Occasional domestic chores such as sweeping and mopping
Giving advice on how to look after baby and postpartum recovery
A good confinement nanny helps a lot in the transition to motherhood, and may even help prevent postpartum depression by helping mums feel less lost, helpless, and sleep-deprived.
It is strongly advised to do your research (recommendations from friends and families, reviews from forums, short interviews) before deciding on your confinement nanny.