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8 Things to know before going back to work after baby

Getting back to work after baby

Pregnancy can be a tough time if you have to deal with a lot of situations such as taking care of your home, health and going to work. This can become tougher when your baby arrives. Your workload increases along with your responsibilities. You will have a tough time managing your baby, home and work. However, proper planning can help you to cut down the stress and take everything forward smoothly. You can enjoy your work and some good time with your baby and family. Given below are some tips to help you to get back to work without any hassles:

1. Cut upon the time

The best way to save time and do everything properly is to plan. Speak with your husband about all the responsibilities and duties to be shared when the baby arrives. Join various online parenting forums and network with local parents. You will come to know about a lot of things that will help you to plan your days and weeks ahead. You can enjoy an organized way of life. It will give you a lot of time and you can slowly get back to work effortlessly.

2. Find a good babysitter

Once your baby arrives, you will not have enough time for everything. You may need to give special attention to all your baby’s needs. Unless you have a trusted person behind, you cannot leave your baby and go back to work. So you need to find a reliable and loving person who is ready to take care of your baby in your absence. Do a thorough research before you hire a person because your baby will be with the person when you are at work. There are numerous resources that help you to find an efficient babysitter.

3. Come out of the belief that day care is bad

Most of the parents are not ready to entrust their child to a day care center. They feel that the centers do not give enough care to your baby. There are many day care centers that provide excellent care for children. You need to find such centers in your locality. You can go to the centers personally and get an idea about how they are taking care of the children. When you are satisfied, you can choose one for your little darling. Look for reputed and licensed day care centers.

4. Be patient while dealing with child meltdown

Dealing with such situations can be quite difficult especially, if they happen in public. However, meltdowns are more common in children with special needs. As parents, you should be able to know what causes these changes in your child and try to avoid such triggers as far as possible. It can be very simple things from not liking a particular drink to wanting to reduce the brightness of the light or buying a new toy etc. You need to identify such triggers and ensure that your child is safe from them.

5. Get organized

Getting organized can save you from a lot of troubles. You will be able to do every work in a systematic way and at the same time devote enough time to your child’s needs. So plan well and decide who would do what when the baby arrives so that you can start going to work.

6. Learn breast pumping basics

In case you are breast feeding your child, it can be quite difficult to get back to work because you may find it very discomfortable when the breast milk accumulates. It is better to learn the breast pumping basics so that you can pump the milk and store it and use it later on the same day. In this way, you can feel happy that you are able to breast feed your child.

7. Teach your child to be patient

As your child grows up, it will be easier to take care of him as he begins to learn a lot of things slowly. The most important thing to teach him is patience. When you are away he has to behave patiently without giving any trouble to others. This will help you to work peacefully too.

8. Do not give up

Going back to work after the arrival of your child can be very challenging. Some parents even stop working just because they are not able to manage both work and home. However, with careful planning and sharing responsibilities between you and your husband, everything can go on smoothly. So, do not give up. Take some effort, plan ahead and enjoy your life by doing your work with a supportive family.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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