Are you under the impression that confinement nannies in Singapore are strict about traditional practices like discouraging hair wash or remaining indoors for a month? Then you’ll be glad to know that many nannies can work around your preferences while still incorporating some traditional post-partum practices.
If you’re pregnant and want to explore hiring a nanny (modern ones included), we’ve done the homework on some of the best confinement nanny services in Singapore. But first things first, do you need a confinement nanny? What do they do and most importantly why are they so expensive?
Do you need a confinement nanny and what does she do?
Let’s be honest, you’ll definitely require plenty of support and help in the first month after delivery. Your body has just done something incredible and you have a living, breathing and crying human in front of you needing attention all the time. If you have a mum, mum-in-law or someone who can nurse you back to health and help you out, then count your blessings. But many new mothers, rely on confinement nannies during this vulnerable period.
Most confinement nannies stay in your home during the confinement period and nourish you with nutritious food, guide you on how to best nurse and care for the baby. Some even do basic cleaning of the house.
Couples can choose to hire a stay-in confinement nanny for the recommended 28 days. Otherwise you can hire them for a shorter period or on a part-time basis. Full-time, stay-in nannies will obviously cost more. Coupled with that, since many of the nannies are Malaysians, you’d have to factor in a levy charge and application for a work permit.
*The rates included are for full-time, stay in-confinement nannies for 28 days. Be sure to enquire with the agencies if you require more information.
Best confinement nanny services in Singapore
1. Caregiver Asia
Caregiver Asia has over 150 confinement nannies with four years of experience on average. Your nanny will cook three confinement meals a day, assist you in breastfeeding and prepare a special confinement bath for you, among other duties. If you prefer a nanny fluent in Mandarin or one who can cook Malay confinement meals, you can find one at this confinement nanny agency in Singapore.
Caregiver Asia doesn’t just stop at providing confinement nanny services but also has caregivers who babysit for toddlers, care for children with special needs and those who conduct physiotherapy and back pain therapies.
Rates: From $2,200 (rates vary across the different nanny profiles)
2. Confinement Angels
With a name like that, you’ll be in good hands with the services offered by Confinement Angels. Apart from cooking meals and providing round the clock support to your baby, the nanny will also prepare and brew special herbal tonics and red dates tea for the mummy.
If you’ve ever heard of Dr Wong Boh Boi, you would know she’s the de-facto baby whisperer in Singapore. Nannies at Confinement Angles are trained in Dr Wong Boh Boi’s Confinement Nanny Training Syllabus and are required to go through 88 hours of classroom theory and hands-on practical training before getting certified. You’ll be comforted knowing that your confinement nannies are indeed one of the best!
Rates: From $2,980
Use promo code ShopeeCA to take $108 off the confinement nanny service package and receive a complimentary newborn baby photo session (worth $206) and a baby massage session!
It can be tough to find professional and dedicated confinement nannies in Singapore to care for your child like their own. Nannies at ConfinementNanny.com are patient and knowledgeable to take care of you and your child. Their duties include providing 24-hour general baby care to preparing confinement meals for mummy and doing basic housework. If you don’t have a helper, the confinement auntie can also cook for daddy!
Not too keen on having a live-in confinement nanny? Request for a day-time nanny who’ll be home with you from 9am – 6pm.
Rates: From $2,880
Find both English and Chinese speaking nannies from Singapore and Malaysia at NannySOS. Their team of nannies have an average of five years of experience and are professionally equipped to care for your child. Mothers will appreciate the net pricing at this confinement nanny agency in Singapore, which includes MOM levy charges and nanny work permit application fee when applicable.
But what we really like about NannySOS is their drool-worthy confinement food menu. Keep your body warm with dishes like Sheng Hua soup and Burdock Root with Pork Rib Soup. Auntie will also brew Red Date Tea or Qi Invigorating Tea. Not keen on hiring a nanny? Sign up for their confinement home meal delivery services instead!
Reach out to NannySOS for more information on their services
5. Star Confinement Nanny
Established in 2013, Star Confinement Nanny has nannies who’re comfortable with both traditional and modern confinement practices. The agency boasts over 128 experienced nannies — many of whom have five to seven years of experience, with the oldest nanny being 62!
If you’re a first-time mother, you’ll be carefully guided on how to care for your newborn including establishing a feeding and sleeping schedule for your little one so that you won’t be lost once the nanny leaves. Worried that your nanny won’t be anything like you expected? Like most confinement nanny services in Singapore, Star Confinement offers replacement nannies so you don’t have to fret if things don’t work out.
Rates: From $2,850
6. PEM Confinement Nanny Agency
As the largest confinement nanny agency in Singapore with over 400 nannies and having served over 15,000 mummies and babies, you’d be hard pressed to not find a nanny suitable for you here. All nannies are trained in-house where they undergo classes on breastfeeding, practising good hygiene and confinement diet planning.
If you’re a mum-to-be who prefers not to ascribe to some traditions like keeping your hair unwashed, then simply put in a request for a modern nanny. You will still be able to wash your hair albeit with a herbal bath! Although pro-breastfeeding, nannies from this confinement agency in Singapore understand that latching may not be for everyone. If you’re hesitant about hiring a nanny for fear of traditional practices, we’re sure you’ll find one who can come to a middle ground with you from this agency.
Rates: From $2,800
7. JIA Employment Service
With over 25 years of industry experience, JIA Employment Services pegs itself as a reliable and reputable confinement nanny agency in Singapore. The nannies are put through a stringent screening in baby care, cooking, confinement food knowledge and hygiene habits. You can also invite the nanny into your home prior to making a booking to gauge if she’s the right fit for you and your family.
Once you’ve delivered, the nanny will be with you every step of the way from providing 24-hour baby care to doing laundry and cooking for you and your family too if needed. This will give you ample time to rest, recover and bond with the little one.
Rates: From $2,600
8. Super Nanny Services
Think you might have a few requirements surrounding diet, language and other personal needs? Super Nanny Services will promise to match someone suitable for you. Apart from all the regular duties conducted by a confinement nanny in Singapore, Super Nanny brings a personal touch to the job so that you have a ‘friend’ to guide you through the trying weeks of post-partum.
Choose from other available services like their post or prenatal massage and lactation consultation. You can also book a confinement nanny for the day if you prefer, instead of a full-time, stay-in nanny.
Rates: From $2,700
9. Thomson Medical Confinement Nanny
If you feel more comfortable hiring a confinement nanny from a Singapore hospital then you’re in luck! Nannies from Thomson Medical Confinement Nanny are trained in handling newborns and cooking well-balanced and nutritious confinement meals. They are committed, caring and ready to share their expertise to take care of mummy and baby.
Choose from their 14-day or 28-day packages with an option to have a part-time nanny too. Or order from their confinement meal delivery menu…which looks delicious by the way.
Rates: From $3,900
10. Gladys Care 1987
The nannies from Gladys Care 1987 will pamper and soothe your body and soul back to health. Apart from the daily duties, expect TCM lactation massages to stimulate milk production. You can also request for a Javanese post-natal massage and an anti-colic massage for your little bub. This confinement nanny service in Singapore is run by the second generation and truly is dedicated to serving new mothers by helping them go on a smooth postpartum journey.
Rates: From $3,000
Already have a confinement nanny in mind?
Remember to book by your second trimester so you can get the nanny of your choice. The last thing you want is to have someone you don’t get along with, living in your home, during one of the most important phases of your life.
If you’re receiving help from family, relieve their burden and order in healthy tingkat delivery options for everyone including confinement meals for yourself too! Meanwhile, check out which are the best bottle sterilisers to get and read this guide to choosing nursing bras…you’ll thank us for sure!