Sleep Regressions and Going Back to Work: 10+ Tips to Help
By Sleep Training Kids
Sleep regressions after going back to work would be a huge change for the whole family.
Expect the first month to be difficult but by Preparing, planning, and practicing, it will make the transition shorter.
Worrying about everything else while you're at work
Wondering if your baby will miss you
Needing the income to provide for your family
Questioning if and how going back to work will impact your baby
1 Select a caregiver or daycare you trust
2 Plan feedings in advance
3 Plan pumping while at work
4 Be flexible on naps
5 Focus on quality time and happy reunions
6 Make your child's nap location transition easy
Limit some family routines during this time
Move each other's bedtime up by 30 minutes for a few weeks
Spend time with your baby
Take care of yourself and get enough exercise
Have your childcare provider put your child down for a late nap
Put your child down for a short nap when you get home
Let your child nap in the car
While babies will adjust to the new schedule while you're gone, they will miss you while you're at work. They will miss your sense of familiarity and spending time with you.
As long as your child is with someone you trust, your baby won't suffer because you went back to work. In fact, for some families, it actually resulted in a distinct advantage.
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