Half of our office is comprised of moms who have young children and newborns. They are just like many of our clients—trying to get their childcare arrangements in order and getting back to work. I’m learning what I can do at White House Nannies to help our new moms transition back to the office.
Here are a few tips we’ve put together :
1. Make sure to inquire that childcare arrangements are in order and working out. Because If they aren’t working, nothing else will be.
2. Pace the work load for at least the first week. Try not to do a data dump.
3. Allow the new mom to go home early for the first few days. Sleep deprivation comes with new motherhood.
4. Make provisions for a space to pump. Many new moms need to know that it’s permissible and that there is a private place to go.
5. Understand that the new mom needs to eat lunch even if she didn’t before giving birth.
6. Allow for emotions to be in a bit of an upheaval. Hormones haven’t settled down yet.
7. Be prepared that there are more doctor appointments in the first few months of a baby’s life.
8. Ask to see pictures of the baby.
9. Understand that balancing work and family is a huge juggle.