Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Emerging Careers - Baby Coordinators

If you are thinking about career reentry, changing careers, working from home or starting a business, here is an option I came across recently - Baby Coordinators!

What is a Baby Coordinator you may be asking? To quickly get a sense of this emerging career, think Wedding Planner. As wedding planners are to weddings so are Baby Coordinators to babies. They help moms and families prepare for the arrival of the new family member.

Apparently the demand for baby-planning services has grown. It seems that many older, professional moms-to-be, with income to spare, are hiring Baby Coordinators. Per the article in the Wall Street Journal, rates for a baby registry consultation can be about $100 and about $500 for baby shower preparation.

The reviews are mixed and still coming in from Wall Street Journal readers.

"I could have used their advice to determine what NOT to buy. So many people told me what i ‘had’ to buy that I wasted a lot of money - I needed a baby planner to help me get to the bottom line!"
Comment by New Mom - September 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm

"This is what makes America great! I salute these entrepreneurs, even though I cannot imagine ever using such a service, even with all the money in the world."
Comment by TND - September 16, 2008 at 11:45 am

“Baby coordinator” = ridiculous
Comment by Native NYer - September 16, 2008 at 9:46 am

As with any new career or new job think carefully about:
- the marketplace
- the need
- your skills
- your ability to build a sustainable business doing something you enjoy.

There are many existing careers for work-at-home moms that years ago would not be considered possible. I personally know a Scrapbooker and a Virtual Assistant who are doing really well.

Additional Reading:
Baby Coordinators to the Rescue

Baby Coordinators - Useful or Indulgent?

Visit - The Baby Coordinator website
What's your idea?

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