Meredith has been invaluable in helping us with our newborn twins. My husband and I are first time parents and knew very little about baby care when we first came home from the hospital. Meredith was there and implemented a feeding/sleeping schedule and showed us what we needed to do from day one, which made the experience more relaxing and enjoyable. Learning from her also made us more confident and capable parents.
Josephine, Washington, DC
Meredith Ball served as a baby nurse for our twin daughters for three weeks. She was truly a “thought partner” in figuring out what my girls needed and how I could help each of them; we discussed the girls’ different personalities and soothing needs, as well as nursing and reflux issues. She mapped out a workable schedule for us and helped us think about how we could adapt it as the girls develop. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a baby nurse – she was truly a cut above.
Christa, Bethesda, MD
Our experience with Meredith was wonderful. She truly is an expert with newborn multiples. Her skill, knowledge, and organization made our twins' transition from hospital to home very easy. Even as experienced parents we learned a lot from Meredith, which has helped tremendously with these first few months. We joke that these first months with our twins have been easier than with our first son. Meredith was a big part of that.
Meredith assessed our family needs and met each and every one immediately. Nursing was not an easy process for me and Meredith not only helped guide me through those difficult days with sound advice but also provided warm support and an open ear to all of my complaints! Beyond her advice, Meredith took extra time to provide me with research, books and videos to help alleviate my confusion and anxiety about nursing. Meredith got all of us on a sensible schedule and within a week my daughter was sleeping through the night (really) and still does!
Caroline, Potomac, MD
Meredith is the best! As we've said many times, having Meredith with us during those first weeks was the best thing we did to help us learn to care for and most importantly, to enjoy our new babies. Before our twins were born, we had no idea what a baby nurse did or what a difference it would make to our family but after consulting with Meredith by phone and email, we were sure that she would be a great fit with us and she did in fact exceed our expectations in every way!
Lewis Family, Washington, DC
We were not first time parents but having premature twins was a whole new world. I am not sure I can explain how much she helped our family. One of our biggest worries was how we would get two babies on a schedule and how we would feed two at once. Meredith had the experience and knowledge to teach us how to accomplish both. She is amazing with babies and truly cares about the family. We are so grateful for everything she has done for us.
Suzanne and Dan, State College, PA
Meredith is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled baby nurse and a very energetic and organized caregiver. Meredith arrived at our home a few days after our (twin) sons were born and immediately put my husband and I, who were first time parents, at ease with respect to the various responsibilities and aspects of new parenthood.
Lori, Chicago, IL
We have had the pleasure of having Meredith Ball of Babiease at our home. Meredith was more than we expected. She was very accommodating, neat, and pleasant to be with. Most of all she is knowledgeable and professional. She taught us many things to get us through the first stages. It’s sad to let her go; we wish she could stay longer.
Donna, Carmel, CA
Initially I was hesitant to hire a baby nurse but I realized soon after my delivery just how lucky I was! Meredith’s experience with not just babies but multiples paved the way for a smooth transition for our family. Her guidance is better than any book I’ve read and any advice from family, friends and even nurses that I have ever heard. Her style is practical, realistic, and functional and founded in ongoing study, research, and fellowship. Further, Meredith is a leader in the field of multiples baby nursing, always eager to exude professionalism and a commitment to ongoing education. As an administrator of a high-tech, pediatric homecare company, I am especially impressed by Meredith.
Kim, Potomac, MD
Meredith was a fantastic resource for information on everything from feeding issues to play time. Meredith got the girls on a schedule, taught me the ropes, and showed me that I could do it. She made handling newborn twins look like a piece of cake, giving me the confidence I needed.
Sarah, Columbia, MD
I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to Meredith Ball for her outstanding and professional work as a baby nurse for my premature twins born at 26 weeks. Meredith came to my home and completely took away all of my stress and concerns. She taught me how to care for my children by giving me advice on feed and sleep schedules. Meredith is a special individual and there is absolutely no one else like her. She is simply a wonderful and loving person.
Nancy, Davidsonville, MD
We learned so very much about how to handle 3 premature babies and to do it in a calm, organized, and structured manner. When Meredith left we were able to maintain the atmosphere she had helped us create. The babies are thriving, the family has adjusted well.
Meg, Pebble Beach, CA
The way in which Meredith most helped us, though, was in getting the babies onto a schedule and sleeping through the night. This has proven to be the most beneficial help we could have received. Before Meredith arrived, our babies were catnapping throughout the day in their swings or in the Pak ‘n Play but had n real structure to their day (and neither did we!). Now, all napping in done in their cribs and it is much easier to put them down at night. Our lives are much easier now and we are able to enjoy our babies even more than before. Daily life has a routine to it and we are in control and confident that we can handle anything.
Kathleen, Arlington, VA
Meredith is very professional, skilled and highly experienced. Her communication about what happened at night when we were sleeping was always thorough and helpful. Her tips about feeding and getting our daughter to sleep at night were extremely valuable. She truly enjoys her profession and she has a deep, genuine love and knowledge of babies and children.
Brian and Eileen, Millersville, MD