going to work

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am about to start working for the first time since my daughter was born and im a lil nervous.........I have a great support system and people i trust to watch her the only thing im worried about is her not understanding why im leaving her all of a sudden has anyone else been through this? does anyone have any advice to make this transition easier for her?

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Pamela - posted on 04/09/2010

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I went back to work when my first was 18 months and my second was 6 months they both did not care at all !! heheh then we had 3 month off cause the money was not worth it for me and I kept getting given night shift and with to babies thats a killer and then just after my son turned 2 and my next turned 1 they went in FULLTIME!!mon- friday 7 am - 6pm they did really well daycare even picked up on my sons communication delay and got him help. they are wonderful with them both its a small place and they really seem to care. I love them.. any way two weeks later I quit as I was being treated/ spoken to like an idiot and I could not deal with it so they are in 2 days a week now just to keep there places and next week I train to finalise and become a baby swim teacher - good money good hours and I can pick and choose when I work .. my boys love daycare they run in and some days don't want to leave..

I would explain to her that she is a big girl now and gets to play with and learn with the other kids and you will be back everyday to pick her up after you finish work.. and yes the schedule is important. She will be fine and you will be fine unfortunately in this age it needs to be done more often than not.. and she will learn a great deal with the other kids. and the fact your best friend is looking after her is a huge plus you know she will be safe and loved.

Megan - posted on 04/08/2010

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heya i have just gone back to work part time, well i do a couple of hours sessional work a week, so its not that bad, our little boy is two abd understands that daddy goes to work, so i sit with him the day before and tell him that mummy is going to work like daddy does, but i will come back, and we go through it again in the morning before i leave i always give him a cuddle and kiss and say bye bye, i feel that even though they may not fully understand they do have some understanding, ive always said that i will talk to my son and let him know whats goinng on as best as i can in a language he will kind of understand, hope this help but i suppose it depends on how old you little one is x

Melissa - posted on 03/11/2010

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I will try that thank you........... I am very lucky my daughter will be with my best friend and her kids so im hoping it wont be too hard im just a lil nervous about leaving her for the first time but im sure it will be ok

Sara - posted on 03/10/2010

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Melissa. I went back to work when my daughter was 6 months old and she screamed for about a week when I had to leave, but she got used to it. If you keep a schedule with her such as you all wake up and eat breakfast together and spend some time together in the morning explaining what will happen and that she is going to "visit" with her caretakers until mommy gets back she should be better.



As of right now I'm a stay at home mom of two children a girl 2 and boy 10months. I am looking for a job and I am very much dreading on what I am going to do with them and how they are going to react to a new environment. My husband and I have taken our daughter out and left our son with his own grandparents and he screamed the entire time. So we had our quiet time when we got home. since your daughter is older and you can speak to her and she will have a little understanding just talk to her and let her know mommy is going to work and mommy will be back. Good Luck and enjoy your new job. It's going to be hard at first leaving your little one but it will be worth it.

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