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Going back to work

Sep 15th, 2017, 16:59 PM   #1
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question but what are people's opinions on going back to work before baby is 1 year and putting them in day care? When pregnant I'd always said I would be off work for a year. Bubba is 5 weeks now and my feelings are I would like to go back to work when he's 9 months. This is for financial reasons but also I miss working. I asked my health visitor if putting bubba in day care at this age would be harmful for his development or attachment and she said no not at all.

Do any mums have experience of going back to work around that stage? Or perhaps sooner?
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Sep 19th, 2017, 14:37 PM   #2
Hi there,

I went back when DD was 9 month and it was for financial reasons only, if I could afford it I'd stay home for the extra 3 months. DD was so little but she stayed at home with daddy who works evenings so it made the transition easier. We were very lucky to have this option.

A few friends of mine put their LOs into nursery after 1st birthday and they are doing OK.

The time you get with them when they are little is so precious... I would say if you can wait until he is 1 then do it, that means extra 3 months for you both x

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Sep 21st, 2017, 05:51 AM   #3
Hello, Kimi! It depends upon you. For me, as a government employee, I need to go back to work after 3 months from giving birth. I think there is no bad about it as long as you need to put your baby in a reliable daycare.
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Sep 30th, 2017, 17:38 PM   #4
My little boy went into nursery from 9 months. And although I don't regret it in the slightest I do wish I'd spent a bit more time at home (but then I really didn't miss work at all!)

I almost feel like it benefited him loads as he's come along with his speech incredibly (people can't believe he's only 2) and also physically as he was only just starting to sit unaided when he started!

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Oct 2nd, 2017, 16:42 PM   #5
I went back when the baby was 4 months old. It's very normal here. Baby did not drink from a bottle and only slept on me but you know what, she survived and is actually quite happy. The anticipation was worse than the real thing.
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Oct 4th, 2017, 18:59 PM   #6
I went back when DD was 7 months, she loved it and developmentaly thrived, shes now comung up to 7 in December and my next will be doing same


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Oct 5th, 2017, 16:32 PM   #7
I feel 9 months will be the right time for me, but I feel guilty for that! People say it will be difficult to leave him at that age because little man will be up and about. And I'll miss out on so much.
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Oct 9th, 2017, 04:12 AM   #8
I think it would be okay, but you have to introduce him to other caregivers gradually to avoid separation anxiety.
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Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:37 AM   #9
If you're little one is only 5 weeks, you have plenty of time to see how you feel closer to 9 months so I would say try and enjoy the time you have now and reevaluate how you feel a little further down the line xx
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Nov 23rd, 2017, 16:08 PM   #10
well I am back at work after 6 months and have the same concerns.

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