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    Default When did you return to work after second baby?

    When did you return to work after your second baby? We've just had a look at our financials, and it's not looking amazing.

    I feel incredibly guilty even thinking about returning after 4 months, but not sure what else to do right now.

    I'm stressed thinking about it, and thinking about 2 children into daycare and getting spots etc.

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    I went back when my DD was 6 or 7 months I think, just a couple of days a week. But it only really worked for me because childcare was next to my work so I could go there and breastfeed her.
    It is easier usually to get your second child into childcare as I think most centres will take siblings first (so if you have the older child in the younger one gets bumped up the waiting list).

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    I went back to work when ds1 was 4 months old due to financial reasons.
    I had 12months off work after having ds2. I have scheduled 12 months off this time (after ds3) but am hoping to find another job in the meantime, time for a change. If I do find another job and need to start earlier than planned I will. Ds3 will get straight in to daycare because ds1 and 2 have been going there.

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    I was back at work at 6 months with DD2, but only 3 days a week. I developed a love / hate relationship with my breast pump.

    Cheers

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    I took 12 mths off after both, but there's a 6 year age gap between them. TBH I would've liked to have gone back sooner after my second child as the financial pressure was higher, but he had health issues and was quite unsettled so I needed the full 12 mths to try to get him sorted.

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    With my first it was 13months and 18m with my second.

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    10.5 months. Lucky I lasted that long as $ Wasn't growing on trees Only 1.5 months of pumping left then that thing is going in the bin!

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    6 months with both 😔

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    I'm attempting to head back to work in a different field ATM. So applying and interviewing etc. But will be part time only.
    Dd is 15mths. We have struggled a lot and have needed to be really careful to make it work for this long. I'm eternally grateful to have had this much time at home but if we are going to make anything of ourselves long term I really need to be contributing financially.

    Is it possible you can work part time until you are more confident with your work/life balance?

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    6 weeks but i only worked short shifts at night whilst he was asleep.


 

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