Finding Child Care: Infant Emotional Development
As a working mom who also returned to the office after an all-too-short three-month leave, I understand your concern. Luckily, newborns are tougher than we think. The old adage of "quality not quantity" definitely rings true for the time we spend with our children. You will likely find that the hours you do spend with him on your working days and those precious weekends, will be even more fulfilling because of the time you spend apart. And you are likely to have more energy and be more engaged with your child because you know the time is now constrained by your work hours.
Of course, choosing the right babysitter is very important. I would recommend having the new sitter over for several sessions before you have your first day back at work at first with you still home and then with you leaving for short periods to run an errand. This will help ensure a smooth transition and also will increase your comfort level that your newborn can take it all in stride.