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Tips for Working Mothers to Bond with Babies

For a working mother, it takes much of an effort to nurture a lasting bond with the little one. Here are some tips for working mothers that will help them to bond with their babies.

For a woman who has to meet the commitments of her professional world, taking out time to bond with her baby might be quite difficult. Time and energy becomes such a great constraint that despite all her desires and wishes, she is simply at a loss on how she can create and nurture a lasting bond with her baby. In some cases, if you have your parents living with you, you can depend on them, otherwise in
nuclear families; you just can hire the service of a caregiver to take care of your baby while you are away at work. Then when you are home, you might have other household chores and then you do not get the time or the energy left to bond with the little one.

Here are some tips for working mothers that will help them to bond with their babies despite all the oddities:

Spend Time before Leaving and After Your Return

Before you are leaving, make sure that you help the baby with her regular routines. Carry out conversations as you brush her teeth, bathe her and dress her up. You can do this even if the baby has not learnt to speak yet. Then when you return, be with her, helping her with her changing, dinner and putting her to sleep. If she is able to talk, ask her on how she has spent the day, and talk about yours too.

Follow Some Routines

This can be anything personal between the two of you like, hugging her tight before leaving, exchanging a kiss or things like that, follow it up when you return too. This will make the baby feel special in your presence; she will relish your company.

Never Be Inconsistent

There will be times when you decide to leave late, if the toddler is not letting you go. While this can be considered if the baby is unwell, but otherwise do not follow this as a routine. Else, the toddler will derive that he or she can make you leave late or skip office by throwing tantrums. Help the baby understand that work is important and this is not undermining your care and love for the baby. Similarly, never promise things that you will not do, or vice-versa. This will affect the disciplining of the baby.

Plan out Your Daily Chores Together

This will allow you to spend more time with the baby even as you are busy. Utilise this time in bonding with the baby and this also an opportunity to teach her the value of responsibility and sharing accountability and leading an independent life through observation. You will be bonding with your baby with unsaid words through these regular occasions.

Remember that the best of intentions always get rewarded. Even if you feel that you are not being able to devote enough time to your child, but the quality time that you spend will surely count in the memories of your little infant. She will be happy with you and be excited in your company. So allow yourself some leniency and do not be too harsh and judgmental on your efforts. Another vital point, the bonding is an exercise that has to be started early, before birth of the baby. When you communicate with the baby growing inside your womb, by touching your belly, talking to it or singing songs to it, the bond is already created. So now you simply have to make certain simple adjustments to nurture this bond and take it further.

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Aisha.5 years ago
instead of feeling guilty, working mothers should plan their day in such a way that they are able to spend quality time with the baby. they must ensure good care of the baby. This article is helpful in this regards,
Masako.5 years ago
I have always been working so i knew that after the birth of my baby, i had to return to my work. In a sense i was mentally prepared. I spent the maximum time with my baby during the post delivery period so that I do not harbour any guilty feelings later on.
Nobina.5 years ago
As a working mother, i know how it feels to leave the baby into the care of a nanny. It was very difficult for me to return to work after giving birth. I was always under guilt feeling...
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