On the 1st of December i have to go back to work after having my son & being at home with him for 10 weeks - and I am DREADING IT!!!!
I have a good care giver for him that i know & trust but i want to be with my son all day everyday!!!! Only problem is I have to work - can't afford to be a stay at home mama :(
I just feel like i will drop him off in the morning, go to work, pick him up, go home make dinner, give him a bath then put him to bed and not have much time to spend together... any suggestions????
Have special play times set up in the morning, when most babies are at their happiest anyway. That way he will have quality time with you each day before all it all begins. Even the morning car ride can become sing song time. Take him to the care giver a few times and stay, just to get him and you used to the idea. And leave him for a few half days before you have to start work, for the same reason. Also make meal time, bath time, ad bed time quality bonding moments as well. Talk to him while feeding him, get in the tub too! (or at least splash and play) and read him a story or sing a special song. All the little routines you set into place will make him feel safe and comfortable with all the changes. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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