Wearing Baby to Work?

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Wearing Baby to Work?
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Thu, 07-21-2005 - 3:53pm

I am so intrigued by the idea of "9 months in, 9 months out" as I read on Sears website. I came across a paragraph talking about wearing the baby to work. He said it is very doable and baby won't be fussy.

Have any of you worn your baby to work, and if so how did it work for you?

Thanks.

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Fri, 07-22-2005 - 9:48am
I think this is VERY interesting..... take a look at some worldwide information too, culturally speaking we are so far removed from alot of the countries where AP is the only way to do things.

 

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Fri, 07-22-2005 - 10:38am

Thanks for your reply, bf mom. I did a little googling and found this page on women's experience's bringing baby to work:

http://tinyurl.com/cnvtt

I am pretty excited by the idea. One of the things keeping my guy and me from TTC is that we own a business that takes up so much of our time; we both work 6 days a week, except in the summer. I am lucky in my position because I work in a mostly quiet showroom, where we have very little walk-ins. Also, most of my job is at my desk on the computer or phone. I could easily hire someone in here for half a day 5 days a week, and on Saturday's, while I come in the rest of the time to handle the important stuff. I am so excited to learn about Attachment Parenting; I just know it's the best way to do it if you can make it work for your family, and I think I could even make it work bringing a baby to my job.

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Fri, 07-22-2005 - 12:31pm
It doesn't work at all for me, unfortunately.

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Fri, 07-22-2005 - 2:58pm

There was a

Elizabeth
Mama to Maggie and Liam

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Sun, 08-07-2005 - 11:22am

the Motherhood article was great. You can order back issues from the site.

I would love to wear Max all day long, but I can't take him when I visit clients. He sleeps on my lap while nursing a lot when I work at home (he is doing so now). I have actually never used a sling. I always thought my boobs were too big and b/c I had a breast reduction, my nipples are too high, making it hard for me to even feed him cradle style. I think I'll try one if there is a next baby.

I so wish our country were more excepting of mothers bringing babies to work. Our society is set up that 2 parents have to work, yet there are so few options for baby. If you can wear your baby to work, I think it is great!!

Lisa
Attached to Max, 11/24/04

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Mon, 08-08-2005 - 9:46am

I finally found it. http://www.mothering.com/sections/about_us/press_releases.html

Mothering Magazine: Off to Work We Go – Baby in Tow
For Immediate Release: January 2005
Contact: Kathleen Chambers Steil, Marketing Director, Mothering Magazine, 505-984-6289.
Welcoming work places and flexible schedules help moms make ends meet without leaving baby behind.

The success of taking baby to work depends on the temperaments of parents and children as well as the flexibility of employers. If all ingredients are present, the arrangement is a winning one for everyone. Aside from the obvious financial benefits, taking young ones to work stimulates their brain development by introducing them to a variety of experiences and exposing them to people of different backgrounds. On the flip side, employers who offer such family-friendly arrangements benefit from dedicated, appreciative-and loyal-employees.

Annie Feighery, anthropologist and writer, describes her experiences and outlines how to work at an office with children. She writes about how to deal with meetings, the option of working from home and temp work.

The article, "Babies in the Boardroom," introduces five women working at home and in family-friendly businesses who brought their children to their jobs with wonderful results.

What is a family-friendly company? Learn about policies and practices that help working parents in the US balance family life with work responsibilities. These policies include maternity and paternity leave; flextime, part-time work; telecommuting; breastfeeding accommodation; employer-supported childcare; and counseling referral programs.

For more information and resources, read the featured stories in the January/February 2005 Mothering Magazine.

Mothering is the bimonthly magazine of natural family living. Articles cover pregnancy, childbirth options, breastfeeding, educational alternatives, and family health issues. www.mothering.com

Representatives of the media may obtain a complimentary copy of a particular issue and/or receive a complimentary subscription to Mothering Magazine by contacting Kathleen Chambers Steil, Marketing Director at kathleenc@mothering.com or call (505) 984-6289

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