Our Newborn Care Team
The skilled support your family has been looking for.
Our newborn care team members are carefully selected to provide nurturing, comprehensive care at the highest level. While we are based in Dallas, we have a wide network of exceptional postpartum care providers available nationwide to support your growing family.
How to get started:
When you book GNS, you enjoy all-inclusive postpartum care. We manage your care schedule, create a plan for success, pay your caregiver, and handle all tax documents and administrative aspects of the job to ensure you get the support you need without the hassle. To get started with your placement, we have a $125 initiation fee, then bill by the hour for your care. Our all-inclusive rates start at $35/hour, based on the team member and duties. Overtime pay applies to hours over 40 in a workweek and our caregivers are paid double for holidays. Our average billing rate is currently $46/hour. There are no additional fees and zero tax liability for you. The vast majority of our clients choose this option for the sake of convenience, but also because it includes access to our backup care team. Let us take care of all the details so you can enjoy your baby.
For families who want to hire and pay their caregivers directly, we offer a referral service. GNS will work with you to create a job description, recruit and screen candidates, and provide the profiles of all available and qualified candidates. Families can expect to pay caregivers between $30-40+/hour (depending on experience, education, and duties). We have a $250 fee to initiate your search. If we are able to utilize an existing team member, $100 will be applied to your referral fee, which is 17% of the total booking. This fee includes screening and a replacement policy. We recommend paying your caregiver on a W2 (as their employer) to eliminate any risk of misclassifying employees.
Meet our Founder: Cortney Gibson
Cortney Gibson is a Newborn Care Specialist, sleep consultant, and parent educator. Her clients, however, often refer to her as a baby whisperer.
Cortney has been working with newborns and their families since 1997. She founded Gibson Newborn Services in 2004 and has expanded the company to accommodate the growing number of parents seeking her help.
She is also considered a pioneer in the art of Sleep Conditioning, a gentle, no-tears approach to establishing healthy sleeping habits in the first months of life.
Giving her clients incredibly useful tools for caring for babies, Cortney teaches magical soothing techniques to parents and caregivers all over the country. Her tips and tricks solve many problems new parents face and in turn, build their confidence as they thrive in their new role.
Serving parents around the nation
Expanding her services to meet the needs of the industry, Cortney created an online education hub for parents and caregivers. Her popular course, Sleepwonders can be found there with additional webinars on pediatric health and wellness topics coming soon.
Specializing in the care of preemies and multiples, Cortney has cared for dozens of twins, triplets, quintuplets, and even sextuplets. Cortney has spent over 80,000 hours nurturing babies and caring for young children.
She is one of the co-founders of the Baby Dream Team and holds a certificate in newborn care from the Alexandria School, as well as a Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Cortney also attended the International Maternity and Parenting Institute to study Greenproofing and Maternity and Child Sleep and was a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician with Safe Kids Worldwide from 2015-2019.
A leader in the newborn care industry
Cortney’s dedication to mentoring and supporting colleagues has developed into a partnership called MYB.Solutions which offers a variety of services aimed at helping other industry professionals grow their businesses ethically and with heart.
After joining the International Nanny Association in 2004, Cortney began serving on the Board of Directors in 2007 and held various positions on the Executive Board prior to her retirement in 2019.
Cortney regularly presents workshops and webinars for parents and caregivers. She also contributes articles to newsletters, parenting websites and blogs. Cortney has been featured on Fox News, as well as the Today Show for her work with newborns.