Kate Lawler hires '£140-a-night nanny' to help with her newborn
Kate Lawler hires ‘£140-a-night nanny’ to help with her newborn daughter Noa after struggling with sleepless nights
She’s been very open about her struggles after welcoming baby Noa in February with partner Martin.
And Kate Lawler has revealed she’s hired a night doula to help with her newborn after suffering sleepless nights since giving birth.
Taking to her Instagram Story on Friday, the former Big Brother star, 40, explained that her night doula was called Siobhan.
Struggles: Kate Lawler has revealed she’s hired a night doula to help with her newborn after suffering sleepless nights since giving birth
She also added that even though the couple plan to go to bed early, they always stay up later anyway even when they have the night to themselves.
A night doula provides in-home overnight support for families that have just welcomed a newborn baby – however the service in not cheap, with The Mirror reporting Kate’s could potentially cost up to £140 per night.
She told fans on social media: ‘I’m going to hit the hay soon because our night doula Siobhan is going to be here.
Help: Taking to her Instagram Story on Friday, the former Big Brother star, 40, explained that her night doula was called Siobhan
‘Every time she comes we promise ourselves we’re going to go to bed at 9.30pm and we don’t. We go to bed at 11…’
It comes after Kate revealed last week that she and her partner Martin had had the most ‘hardest day’ yet with their little girl, two months, as she confessed that things had ‘really got to her’.
The new mother took to Instagram at the end of the day with bleary-eyed snaps, admitting she felt like a ‘bad parent’ for struggling to get her baby into a routine.
Though Kate was celebrating her little one turning two months and had shared a family snap marking the occasion, she remarked that she wished the ‘job’ of a parent was a little ‘easier’.
Honest: She also added that even though the couple plan to go to bed early, they always stay up later anyway even when they have the night to themselves
She wrote on her stories: ‘Noa is two months old today. It was also one of the hardest days for us so far.
‘She cried constantly, hardly slept, feeding was stressful both boob and bottle.’
She went on: ‘Why is it that every time you think you’ve turned a corner, you have a really bad day? She still smiled at us, made us laugh but also things really got to me today.
‘The pressure to have a routine and for her to be sleeping more, it makes me feel like a bad parent because we aren’t there yet.’
The former Big Brother star continued: ‘Still wishing I found this job easier and felt happier. Thankfully I had the handsome who has sent me to bed and is staying downstairs with her until 2am. I should get some shut eye.
Helping hand: A night doula provides in-home overnight support for families that have just welcomed a newborn baby (pictured with Martin)
‘Big love to all of my fellow new parents out there. If you’re smashing it well done, if you’re not coping well, stay strong.’
Kate also shared a bleary-eyed snap of herself as she ticked off the things that she had managed to do while her partner took care of little Noa.
She said that she’d managed to use a hair mask, clean her face and change her bed sheets, but hadn’t yet gotten around to changing out of her ‘sicky’ pyjamas.
The media personality has candidly documented her journey into motherhood on social media.
Earlier this month, she shared another restless night with her Instagram followers on as she struggled to get daughter Noa back to sleep.
The star posted a bleary-eyed selfie to her Stories in the early hours of the morning as she attempted to settle her baby girl after a night feed.
The former Big Brother star wrote: ‘Shout out to all the parents who can never get their baba back to sleep after a night feed’ (sic).
The former reality star has not had the easiest of times since welcoming her daughter, recently admitting she was ‘at breaking point’ and in ‘the darkest place’.
Little Noa has been taken into hospital three times in three weeks since she was welcomed into the world, and Kate has documented their journey on social media.
The baby girl was rushed to hospital with a temperature of 38C and underwent a series of blood tests as she fought a bout of Paronychia last month.
‘It’s been the most challenging, emotionally draining and stressful three weeks of my life,’ Kate revealed at the time.
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