Is The Workplace The New Babies R Us?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Is The Workplace The New Babies R Us?
120
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 9:34am

What do you think? Should parents be able to bring their young babies to work with them?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102774224

baby in clothes basket

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2004
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 12:11pm

<>

I wonder how this works when work actually has to be performed? Do you pass your baby off to your co-worker so you can take that important phone call? Or do you pass the important phone call off?

I'll totally confess here - I adore non-relative children for about an hour or two before they start to annoy me. This is why I do not choose to work with children in any capacity.

I think this idea has merit for very small companies in which the expectation is known upfront and agreed upon, or in a pinch, but I don't understand how it could work on a large scale.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-22-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 1:22pm
I fully INTEND to bring my baby to work sometimes. This is perfectly acceptable in my workplace. I'm grateful to have an office to afford privacy.

++++++++++++++++++

Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

++++++++++++++++++

Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 1:29pm
ITA with your whole post. On--site daycare would be perfect, but trying to manage a newborn, while doing my job and trying to not tick off the coworkers? No thanks.

Photobucket Meez 3D avatar avatars games Photobucket


pgwith2.gif picture by hammaritastaystucklittleone.gif picture by hammarita1sttrimester.gif picture by hammarita


daughter-1.jpg picture by hammaritafamily-2.png picture by hammaritaduenov.gif picture by hammarita


melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 2:26pm
I once worked on a team that was evaluating an on-site daycare for teen mothers at a nearby high school. It was really awesome. The facility, care and resources were excellent, and the mothers could spend their lunch period with their babies. There were even some that managed to exclusively breastfeed because of their schedule and the location. On-site childcare rocks!
Photobucket

pregnancy calendar








Photobucket

Photobucket




iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 2:38pm
That sounds heavenly!!! I'd love to have that where I work especially when the new one shows up because DF and I work for the same company so we could both eat lunch with the little bugger.

Photobucket Meez 3D avatar avatars games Photobucket


pgwith2.gif picture by hammaritastaystucklittleone.gif picture by hammarita1sttrimester.gif picture by hammarita


daughter-1.jpg picture by hammaritafamily-2.png picture by hammaritaduenov.gif picture by hammarita


melissajune21.jpg picture by ambersspace


&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 5:09pm

I have co-workers who bring children to work. Two almost daily, one occasionally.

It works. In part because of what has already been mentioned, the job that they do. Also because we are in a very casual work environment.

But like also has been mentioned in previous post it is not ideal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 6:54pm

As someone who is part of the corporate cubicle world, I don't see how this would work in my workplace.

2010 Siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:41pm
No, I could never take a company like that seriously.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-04-2003
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 5:07pm

I brought both of my children to work with me as babies (full time).

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-20-2007
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 10:37pm

If someone works in a daycare or childcare facility, sure. I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to take their child to work.

But its not really right to bring your baby to work in a business office every day. Babies need 24/7 care and you can't give them that, and work at the same time. I do think more companies should provide on-site daycare. That would be a better option.

Pages