Back to Work and Starting Childcare
Back to work and starting childcare can be a time of many mixed emotions. There is the excitement of returning to work and our careers but also a lot of anxiety, sadness and sometimes fear of the unknown around our babies starting daycare. We have compiled our top 5 tips and tricks for starting childcare to help you and your little one during this transition.
|1. Establish a Morning Routine: Set a consistent morning routine to make getting ready for daycare and work smoother. Prepare items like clothes, lunches, and bags the night before to minimise stress and ensure a calm start to the day.
|2. Communicate with Caregivers: Build a strong relationship with your childcare provider by communicating openly about your child’s needs, routines, and any concerns you may have. Regular communication ensures that everyone is on the same page and promotes a positive experience for both you and your child.
|3. Create a Support Network: Surround yourself with a support network of friends, family, and other working parents who can offer advice, encouragement, and assistance when needed. Sharing experiences and resources can help ease the transition back to work and childcare.
|4. Self-Care is Essential: Remember to prioritise self-care amidst the hustle and bustle of returning to work and managing childcare. Schedule time for relaxation, hobbies, exercise, and socialising to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Taking care of yourself enables you to be more present and effective both at work and at home.
|5. Streamline Evening Routine: Invest in time-saving solutions like the Mess Me Not Smock to simplify post-daycare evenings. By bathing your little one as soon as they get home, you can skip the wrestling match after dinner and bedtime struggles, leaving you with more time to unwind.
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