Complete Guide For Confinement Nanny 2020!

With dozen of confinement agencies around, it is hard to choose the right one!

Not to worry this guide will answer all your questions and prepare new mothers and their new-borns!!

Why Do You Need A Confinement Nanny?

After childbirth, new parents embark on a long marathon of sleepless nights. Ask any parent and you’ll hear crazy stories of two-and-a-half-hour sleep-wake cycles.

New mums and dads will experience a fatigue never felt before. Engaging a confinement nanny can help you with this period.

Hiring Nanny Vs Maid In General

A maid can help you with every task such as housekeeping and cooking. However, a confinement nanny's job scope is highly specialise in taking care of new mothers and babies.

Taking care of a new-born requires training and special skillsets that onyl nannies can learn. They include cooking confinement meals, provide 24-hr general baby care, simple housekeeping (e.g. sweeping, mopping, and doing laundry), prepare confinement bath for mommy and assist to bathe newborn baby, assisting mommy in breastfeeding and provding tips on cinfement care.

A maid's salary is usually much lower. Rough cost is around $500-$700 a month.

But if you hire a maid, you may need to order in confinement food.

Check our article below for a complete guide for confinement food:


However, a nanny has experience to teach you on how to take care of your newborn child especially if you are a first-time parent.

A nanny will provide attention and care for your new-born including feeding, changing diapers, cleaning and night feeding. Most also cook the confinement food for you.

Top 3 Most Popular Confinement Agency (no order of merit)


The nannies are taught to prepare nutritious confinement meals and tonics for mothers. There is also confinement bathing herbs for the mother to wash up and help with sweeping and mopping the floor up to twice a week.

All nannies are trained to provide tips and knowledge when caring for your new-born as well as assisting the mother in breastfeeding by providing guidance and help.

Their nannies are trained by lead trainers who have completed the confinement nanny training programme by Wings and KK Hospital.

All nannies are trained to acquire professional knowledge and skills based on the standard of hospital practices with skills on baby care, hygiene standards, confinement diet planning and understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and breastfeeding.

Confinement Angels has strong positive ratings and reviews especially from celebrities!

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Click here to see what people are saying!!

They are also highly recommended by media such as The Sunday Times, The NewPaper and CNA!

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Personally, I feel that confinement angels may be one the best nanny services around because of their strong support from celebrities. 

Cost Of Service: Prices start from $2,980 for the standard 28-day package.

Email: confinementangels2015@gmail.com

Telephone: +65 8828 8415 / 8822 9131

2) PEM Confinement Agency

PEM is the largest confinement nanny agency in Singapore with over 400 nannies specially trained at their in-house facilities. They have a long history of 30 years in the business! 

They also offer other services such as confinement herbal packages and post-natal massage. Their 28 days confinement herbal package is priced at $380 and comes with three packages which are red date tea, Herbal Tonic Soup and Confinement Herbal Bath.

Because of their long history in the business, they have built a solid trust from their clients.

PEM testimonials

They do have great reviews on their Facebook (here) as well as Instagram. Personally, I’ve heard of family members recommending them.

Price: $2,700 to $3,000 depending on your requirements.

Email: sales@pemconfinement.com

Telephone: +65 6293 9249

3) Star Confinement Nanny

Established In 2013, they pride themselves with having nannies with an average of five to seven years of experience. They are professionally trained with both traditional and modern confinement practices that allow them to provide quality round-the-clock care for new-borns.

However, what makes them one of the popular choices among new parents is that they have over 100+ positive reviews!!! 

Star Confinement Nanny Reviews
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See more from their Facebook page here.

Prices: $2,800 for the standard 28-day package.

Telephone: +65 9889 7985

What Can You Expect From A Confinement Nanny?

During childbirth, Mothers lose a lot of blood in the process. Seeing episiotomy done will forever remind me of the pain in deliver. 

A confinement nanny can help you recover faster by providing you specially prepared meals and baths according to what your body needs! Red dates can help by improving your blood circulation and immune system. It can also replace your water intake during confinement.

During the confinement period, your diet is very important for recovery. There are four different stages which the soup is specially formulated to meet the nutrient requirements for you.

Confinement diet should be adjusted at each stage to restore her health during the confinement month.

How Long In Advance Should You Book A Confinement Nanny?

There really is no timeframe when you should book a nanny. Most start looking for one 4-6 months prior to your delivery date.

Booking requires laying down a deposit but you call dibs on your preferred nanny..

Confinement period should take about 28 days to 40 days, depending on your body needs. Most people take about 30-day rest for confinement.

Helpful Tips When Choosing A Nanny And Having A Positive Experience!

Firstly, when deciding for a nanny, you would have to do a lot of research because there a quite a few confinement nanny agencies and they offer very similar services.

One way of finding a good nanny is through forums such as singaporemotherhood and mummysg.

Check our article below for a complete guide for confinement food:


Lastly, I have provided some question for you to ask your nanny or the agency.

I believe that these processes are very important so that you and your nanny understand each other’s expectation. Questions may be like: 

  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • Which household chores would you be able to help with? 
  • What should the baby be eating a week later? 
  • What kind of confinement meals she can cook? 
  • What are the things to take note when bathing the baby?

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Last updated on July 6th, 2020 at 05:08 pm