• J
  • Towaco, United States
  • 3 months ago

to go back to work or stay home

I’m a first time mom to my 3 month old baby girl. I was always dead set on staying home and raising my babies. Now as it’s getting closer to when I would go back I’m having second thoughts. My job offered me to work part time to make it easier for myself however the commute is the real issue. It’s not that close and it’s not easy for me to get home in a flash. The thought of getting back to my old routine a few days a week does sound nice, but a big part of me feels like I’m going to miss out on some great times with my little one. Daycare was never an option I would even consider but the more I think about it I feel like she may really benefit from it from a social aspect and educational. Anyone else go through this? Thoughts? Suggestions? A really torn momma
  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • a month ago

It will be harder than you think to leave her behind and not putting her in daycare will spare her from being exposed to a lot of illnesses

  • K
  • San Antonio, United States
  • a month ago

I was in the same boat as you. Although I thought I would be going back to work after I had my daughter. I was a workaholic before I had my daughter and I didn’t think much would change. We had daycare already to go and my date set to return. As the days grow closer I just couldn’t shake off that unsettling feeling that I wasn’t going to be happy going back to work. I decided to stay home. It did take a few months to kind of come to the realization that, I had actually made an official decision and it was done. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Yes some days you want social interaction. But I love that I get to see every new thing that my daughter learns. And also I am the one that teaches her so the reward is even greater.

  • C
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • a month ago

Day care is not a social activity, particularly for a baby so young, as another poster said. Babies and toddlers gain so many more benefits from being with mum. Good luck x

  • Maria
  • Oakland, USA
  • a month ago

In your situation, I would stay home with the baby as long as it's financially and mentally stable for you. Honestly, babies need their moms until they're at least 1 years old. I quit my job after maternity leave and after 8 months, I found a new job and it was very close to home. Maybe you'll find something better and closer and in the mean time you'll be bonding with the baby.

  • C
  • Puyallup, United States
  • 2 months ago

I staid home and for me it was either go to college or stay home and I think I will continue to stay home until my oldest is in high school maybe not even then

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