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    Default Any working mums with toddlers?

    Hi,
    I return to work next week, my bubba will be 7 months.
    I am extremely lucky that DH will be at home to look after him.
    I am thinking about how I can best juggle/manage time with my little one, So I get to see him and love him and so he gets to see me and feel loved by mumma

    what is your routine?
    how do you manage it?
    any tips?

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    Default Any working mums with toddlers?

    Good luck returning to work

    I work full time, but thankfully only 3 days in the office so I consider myself very fortunate. DS is 16mths.

    I find my mornings are a huge rush, trying to get us both ready to go. So of an evening, I really try and spend 1:1 time talking with him and put a lot of fun in to bath time etc

    Needless to say you cherish your weekends even more when you return to work. Spending quality time with your bub and doing fun things.

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    I start work in 9 days. I'll be working full time (Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm) and I have a 5 year old DS and DD who is 15 months. I'm nervous about how it will go getting out the door by 8:25 in the morning! I think that preparation the night before will be the key for me. I find that if I have to get out the door early, if I've prepared most things at night it makes it much easier and we can focus on just eating breakfast and getting dressed.

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    Pesca - My little one is usually ready to go to bed around 6/6.30pm, so I will only get a short time with him when I get home, enough time to feed him, cuddle & bed.
    So I am thinking I will get up super early, get ready for work then hang out with him from 6am ... Before I leave at 7.50am
    Does anyone else out there do morning handouts?

    Luckily I only have to organise myself, his daddy can organise him after I've gone!

    Hollywood - I agree 'night before' will be key for you.
    Good luck - let me know how you go with managing it all!

    Wow! I use to struggle to have myself organised ... Kids certainly make you get your act together, don't they!

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    Good Luck!

    You can make quality time by having an evening shower or bath together/bedtime book together.

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    Default Any working mums with toddlers?

    I have a 29mth old and 7mth old and work 2 days a week. I know it's not heaps but dd1 really seems to want me more lately.

    So I try to do one activity a week with just her. Usually it's Playgroup then a babycino.

    I agree with PP about getting eveything ready before you go to bed the night before. I drop the girls off at 6.10am and it's madness trying to get them both up, toileted, dressed and in the car at 6.

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    Default Any working mums with toddlers?

    I returned to work full time when DS was 4.5 months old & like you OP, my DH looks after DS in the day.

    I get up at 5:30am and leave the house just before 7am. Most mornings DS wakes up before I leave so I get to see his little face before I start my day

    I get home at 4:50pm and totally 'take over' all the care for DS. His bath time and bed time routine is our special time together.

    DH works casually a few shifts a week at night and/or the weekend, so DS and I get one-on-one time regularly.

    We have a great system & routine. It would no doubt be harder if we had more than one child though.

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    Default Re: Any working mums with toddlers?

    It's amazing how much quality tinge you can get in indecently. All the little activities add up if during that time your child is the world rather than a part of the task.

    Sings with actions make transit time bonding and learning. Telling stories etc also helps, and you can do it any where and any time

    Spent from my dome. Excuse autocorrect

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    Default Any working mums with toddlers?

    You will be amazed at how the time you spend with your boy will be just as special as full time.

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    Ok, we'll today is it ... Back to work.
    i got up at 5.15 and had a shower, did makeup.
    bubba woke just before 6am for a feed and then a long sleepy cuddle. Then a Lovely morning of playing and cuddles.
    Just about to take him to bed with daddy so I can finish getting ready and head out.
    I feel like we had some time together.
    i should be home in time to feed him dinner, bath, cuddles, milk & bed.
    And lots of kisses


 

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