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The 5S’s of Returning Back to Work

Even if you know you have chosen the best childcare provider, returning to work after welcoming a new baby requires a bit of getting used to. Whether you’re going back to work because you financially have to or because you want to, you’ll likely experience a mix of happiness, sadness, guilt and doubt.

As you prepare for your transition back into the workforce, consider these tips:

  1. Solidify your childcare arrangements. If you’re not confident in your childcare provider, you won’t be able to focus on your work. For parents who wish to handpick their childcare provider and have the most control over how their baby spends her day, hiring a Morningside Nanny is the most suitable option.
  2. Set up a routine. When it comes to managing kids and career, a routine will allow you to maximize the time in a day. Wake up a few minutes before your baby so you can tend to your own morning needs before having to tend to his. You’ll also want to do what you can the night before, including getting your clothing out for the day. If you opt for daycare, rather than an in-home provider, you’ll also want to be sure your baby’s bag is packed and ready to go the night before too.
  3. Schedule time for yourself. Whether you pencil in a time-out to soak in the bathtub or return a phone call to a friend, add an appointment with yourself to your daily planner. If you don’t take care of your own needs, you won’t be able to take care of the needs of others.
  4. Skip the guilt. Morningside Nannies team member Michelle LaRowe often says “guilt is mommyversal.” If you’re making the best decisions for your family, that’s all that matters. Whether you work or stay home, you’ll always find something to feel guilty about. Give yourself a mental break and allow yourself to enjoy being at home and work and embrace the additional love from others your baby receives.
  5. Surround yourself with support. When you’re managing work, home and family, it’s important to surround yourself with supportive people and services. When managing home, delegate what you can. Do your grocery shopping online, order take-out once a week; use a dry cleaner that picks up and drops off and signup for Morningside Nannies back-up and temporary care services so extra help is always a phone call away. And when family and friends ask how they can help, let them know. Whether it’s bringing over a meal or snuggling with your baby while you catch a nap, they’ll truly be glad to help.

The Morningside Nannies team is dedicated to helping parents find the right childcare solutions for their family. Contact a placement specialist today at 713.526.3989 to learn more about how hiring  a qualified nanny can benefit your family.


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