Tips for New Mums Going Back to Work
For many working mums, one of the best parts of having a baby -- besides the actual new baby part, of course -- are the three blissful months your Out of Office reply is turned on. You get to enjoy the heavenly nest of newborn deliciousness while not having to worry about any deadlines or dramas going on in the office. But maternity leave must come to an end, and when it does, it can be a rude awakening for any working mum--even those who live for their nine to fives. Here, our top tips for new mums after maternity leave is over:
Prepare to be Emotional
Regardless if this is your first child or your fifth, you might find yourself to be a wee bit emotional during those first weeks back. You've had endless baby snuggles over the past few months and plus your hormones might still be out of whack. Checking in with your childcare provider a couple set times during the day helps. Ask them to send you a pic of the day so you can get a little taste of what your little one is up to, which is probably a lot of sleeping at this point.
Request to Work from Home
Do you dream about working from home at least one day a week? If so, don't be shy about it. In this day and age where pretty much anything can be done as long as you have strong WiFi and a laptop. For many full time working mums, working from home is the norm. Your boss probably has an inkling you'd like to work remotely, now that you've got a new baby at home. So get up the guts and ask. Write down a formal proposal and include details about which days you'd like to work from home, how you'll be communicating with your team members and identify at least a few ways that working from home will make you a better employee.
Sneak in a Morning Yoga Session Before Work
There's nothing quite like a yoga flow to relax you and put your mind at ease about all things work. If you can't get to the yoga studio before work, try streaming a video on Keep It Cleaner. Put baby in their DockATot while you get into downward dog and all is right with the world.
Learn Some Time-Saving Mum Hacks
The juggle is real. If your sanity is hanging on by a thread, don't worry mama, we totally feel you. Sometimes the simplicity of just taking a hot shower before work or cooking dinner at night without having baby crying for you, can be all it takes to help you relax after a long day at the office. Turn to your DockATot Deluxe to help you multitask like a mama.
Co-Sleep at Night for Extra Bonding Time With Baby
If you're craving more togetherness with your little, co-sleeping is the perfect way to make up for any lost snuggle time during the work day. Co-sleeping is also often the best way to get your baby to sleep, many parents find their little ones sleep more soundly when in bed with mum and dad. Just ask Kourtney Kardashian, who recently told People she relies on her DockATot for co-sleeping with her kids.
Transitioning back to work after maternity leave can be hard. Investing in a DockATot can make life easier for working mums.