Would you take your baby to work if allowed?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I work from home and make my own hours and have a very happy, relaxed (easy) 5 month old baby. Still wouldn’t work. I have family coming over every weekday to watch her so I can get stuff done. Without help, I’d be half-assing both work and parenting and that’s not fair for anyone. My compromise has been that I get to nurse her when she’s hungry, but after that I hand her back to whoever is watching her (my mom, my Mother-In-Law, or my sister depending on the day) and she is stimulated, sung to, talked to, and entertained/taught all day. My hours are shorter (I only need childcare 9-3 M-Th and 9-1 Fri) because I can focus all my attention on work when I need to work. (I went back to work at 6 weeks because I had unpaid leave and it wouldn’t have worked then either.)

Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

No, too noisy and distracting for others. Your colleagues are very unlikely to be honest with you about the extent to which it bothers or distracts them. Maybe ask if you can work a couple of days a week from home as a compromise.

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Nope, people would probably start to dislike me! I would if I absoutly had to and couldn’t find a sitter… I think once and awhile people wouldn’t mind and its okay.

Post # 52
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think I would get anything done if I brought my baby to work with me all the time. It’s a great idea in theory, but I think my work would definitely suffer.

Maybe if you have a suuuuuuuuuper chill baby, okay. But good luck otherwise!

I could make 4 hours a week doable though, for sure.

Post # 53
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Worker bee

My sons almost ten and have taken him to work with me when need. I say taking baby’s to work is great idea. 

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