Should I?

Christy - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am the new mommy of a beautiful 1 week old. I will be going back to work in five short weeks. I'm a preschool teacher who works 8 hours a day.

My husband works fri, sat and sunday. He could stay home and watch our son and my mom watch him on friday.

But that removes the chance for my husband to work over time.

Working in Childcare I'm able to have him at my center, but i'm reluctant to have him in child care at 6 weeks. I would be able to see him at work and so on and so forth.

Any thoughts?
Also any suggestions for a new mom going back to work?
Thanks

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Tanika - posted on 08/04/2009

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Bring him to ur job if it doesnt work out find a trusting family member to keep him doing the week

Jill - posted on 08/04/2009

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Believe me... day care is harder on you and your pocketbook than the child. The earlier the child goes to day care, the easier the transition. I was very reluctant before having my first one but i put her in day care when she was 8 wks old and she loves her day care worker as much as me (sometimes i think even more. :) ). As far as leaving the baby with your husband, my husband is a teacher and so he could keep her over the summer but he chooses to do custodian work over the summer because that makes him happy. What would your husband rather do? If he's not going to be happy watching the baby its going to reflect in your relationship. You both need to be happy with the schedule that you set up.l

Christy - posted on 08/03/2009

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No I teach two seperate rooms a Mothers morning out pre k program from 8:30 til 12:30 and an Afterschool room from 2:30-6:00. They need teachers to be regular and having already been out for maternity leave coming a going for a few weeks wouldn't be healthy for the kids in my classroom, they need the same stablity a child at home gets. All the more with new kids coming in at the summer end it will be very tough on them to be new at a school then play musical teachers.

So It's jump right back in unfourtantly.

I think the ratio in the baby room is 1 x 3 and he would be the youngest there, but once they are crawling or starting to crawl they move to the next room so it is just babies and he would be down the hall from me.

On one hand I think it would be good for him as he would learn to sooth himself better as I tend to jump when he coos let alone crys but I just worry about germs etc amung the infants in the room.

Melanie - posted on 08/03/2009

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can you not go back on a phased return basis ? just to ease you back into work .i understand your reluctance to put our little one into nursery .but believe me he will come on in leaps and bounds .i felt exactly the same when i sent my youngest daughter to nursery but she loves it and i wouldnt have it any other way

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