Parenting is a full-time job on its own, so when you add in working, it becomes even more challenging. These tips may help.
Tip 1: Establish a Routine
Nothing is better than a routine for making life simpler for working parents and grandparents. Not only is it easier on your child if you have an established schedule, it helps you move through the morning faster.
You can choose any routine you like, just make sure it works and is something sustainable. This should extend to the evenings when you’re home again, too, as your child will enjoy knowing what to expect. You’ll like the predictability, too!
Tip 2: Take a Moment for Yourself
Rushing from work to look after your little one can be exhausting, but taking a moment to relax before you walk in the door can be quite useful. Plan a buffer between work and home to give yourself that little bit of time to break free of the work stress and prepare yourself for parenting again.
Tip 3: Get a Good Night’s Sleep
How do you get up after a sleepless night and head to work to put in a productive day? Many parents do it, but you’ll find life infinitely easier if you can get in those eight hours. In addition to a good bedtime routine, there are a few other tricks you can use to help your baby sleep better so you sleep better.
Swaddle your baby. Babies tend to sleep best when swaddled in something like a baby sleepsuit, but even once they’ve outgrown that step, you can use a baby dream sack to help your little one sleep through the night.
Bathe at night. A nice lavender-scented bath in the evening can help your baby sleep better.
Give a little massage. A gentle body massage with some baby oil can help your little one calm down and get sleepy before bedtime. It’s also good for their circulation.
Tip 4: Hire Good Help
The person or people looking after your baby are the most important people you can choose. You need to be completely comfortable with them and know that if there is an issue, they’ll contact you. This is essential if you want to get through the workday with minimal anxiety.
Whether you are leaving your baby with a nanny, grandparent, or at a daycare, do your research and make sure you have everything prepared. You’ll feel far more confident about going to work this way.
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