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Tips for Working Mothers on How to Take Care of the Baby
Isn’t it difficult for a mother to leave her little one at home and stay away for 9 to 10 hours at work, especially when your baby is too small, and you know your little one is the star of your eyes and he is totally dependent on you? We are in the 21st century, and we mothers know that earning for the family is also that important. After all, working moms are working for their baby and family. I am not saying that what are fathers for then, as in this century, if both parents are working, it is easier to run a family. And, there is nothing bad about it. A few moms choose to leave their careers and stay at home to look after the baby, but what happens to our working moms? How can they take care of their baby while continuing their job? Isn’t it difficult? Here are some tips on how you can take care of your baby with your job.
1. Stay organised.
Firstly, you have to organise and prepare yourself and your mind, that after your maternity leave, you are rejoining your work. We moms know that after having a baby, there are many things to do, because in addition to ourselves and the family, now we have to handle a baby and the office work. Staying organised, keeping things in their proper places, and planning next steps will help you to do your work faster.
2. Make a To Do list.
By now, you must know what things for the baby you have to do before leaving home. So, you can make a list, so that you will not forget anything, whether it’s pumping your milk, or storing or preparing baby food. You can do some of your household work at night after your baby falls asleep, so that in the morning, there will be less stuff to do, and you do not need to rush.
3. Keep the baby with daycare or a family member.
Obviously, a small baby cannot live at home alone. I personally suggest taking help from a family member – someone you can trust, so that you can leave home for office with peace. But, if that is not possible, choose a daycare that is near your workplace, so that you can see your child when needed. Thus, your travel time to your child will reduce. And, do remember to make a call once a day at least to the daycare or your home, to keep a check on your child.
4. Take leave when needed.
Spend your time with your baby when he falls sick. You can take leave from your office, as your child is your priority. This will make all of you feel better, and your bond with your child will get stronger.
5 Make plans for the weekend.
Moms do double shifts – one at the office, and another one at home. After working for five days a week, you must be exhausted, and waiting for the weekend to come. Try to plan some fun games for your kids, or cook favourite foods, or plan something outdoors. It will be fun for your family, and you will also get a break and feel refreshed.
6. Leave office stress at the office.
Whatever work it is, work and money give stress, too. But, as you are a super mom (and papa, too), you shouldn’t come home with the office stress. Also try not to do office work at home. Instead, spend time with your kids. They will feel happy.
7 Spend some quality time together.
You are away from your little one for long hours. Make sure that after coming home, you hug and cuddle your little one. If your baby is less than one year, do breastfeed him. It will make your bond stronger, and your little one will also feel you are there for him. Keep your phone and laptop aside, and give priority to your kids.