Bringing Baby to Work

Bringing Baby to Work

Have you felt torn about returning to work and being with your baby? In today's podcast I discuss how some parents and businesses are making babies and work mix – with great results!

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Should babies be welcome in the workplace?
  • The benefits of bringing baby to the office
  • What child development experts say about having babies at work
  • Strategies to make working with a baby in tow really really work
  • Case studies from real parents on how they brought their baby to the sales floor, the office, and the boardroom!
  • Thoughts on toddlers and older kids in the office
  • How business owners feel about babies-at-work programs

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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast
* Smart Mama, Happy Baby – 25+ parenting classes in the library, regular guided book studies, weekly live Q&A sessions for all pregnancy and parenting issues, menu plans, and more!
* Rhiza's case study – practical thoughts for making babies work at work!
* Stacy Bendet makes a short workday work well with her newborn
* Alina Chourasia shares her experiences having her baby on the sales floor
* GL Group has a long history of babies in the workplace
* Parenting in the Workplace Institute great resources for exploring having babies in the workplace!
* The OpenWork initiative – focused on making employment better from many perspectives

Check out this video from W.S. Badger on having babies in the workplace (and generally making your workplace very friendly to employees):

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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  1. That’s great. When I have an opportunity to bring my baby to work I can work more hours and work more relaxed. I am bringing more of my knowledge and I’m more committed to my job. It’s a great thing to support this movement!

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