It is highly advisable to be with your baby as long as possible after birth. Bonding is incredibly important for your child’s development and various studies have shown that a baby’s health can be affected when he or she misses her mommy or doesn’t get enough physical attention. But it isn’t always possible for parents and especially for single moms to skip out on work for months on end. In fact in our modern and buzzing world moms have hardly 3 months of maternity leave – if they are lucky – with babies before they have no choice but to return to work. There is however plenty of employers that are incredibly open minded and accommodating when it comes to infants. More women today are allowed to bring babies to work than ever before.
The right gear is however essential if you want to take your baby to work. Without the right gear and setup there will be no way for you to get to your job and care for your baby at the same time.
Up next we are going to discuss the top must haves for taking your baby along to work;
A baby monitor is one of the first things you should consider when you are combining motherhood and work. With these monitors you can constantly keep an eye on your little one as he or she is playing or napping in the back office. Your baby can enjoy undisturbed naps and you can work comfortably while your little one sleeps. One of the best baby monitors to consider for a work baby setup is the hello baby wireless video baby monitor. This video monitor allows you to check in on baby, communicate with baby and listen for your baby.
A play pen is not just a good idea but a must for taking baby to work. You can create a cozy play area that is stuffed with toys and lined with a soft carpet so your little one won’t get injured while your work requires your immediate attention.
Babies can be extremely messy while they eat. A feeding chair will keep your little one from making a mess of the entire office and makes it much easier to feed your little one at work. Feeding chairs are available in various designs but a basic feeding chair should be more than enough for your job setup.
There is no way you will have the time to rock your baby to sleep at work but an electric bouncer can do the rocking for you. These bouncers are terrific for soothing a baby to sleep and they also improve digestion and are great for burping babies.
Babies love to explore but they can get bored fast. Sensory toys and especially sensory boards can be a good way to keep your little one busy and is a wonderful way to teach them to explore and learn about the world.