Is The Workplace The New Babies R Us?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Is The Workplace The New Babies R Us?
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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

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2009
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 9:09am

My company does not have on-site daycare but it is so close that you can run over at lunchtime if you choose.


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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 1:46pm
Very cool. It would be nice if it was on-site so that nursing mothers could nurse every few hours, but even something close enough to pop over at lunch would be helpful.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 2:33pm

<< Babies need 24/7 care and you can't give them that, and work at the same time.>>


Mine never needed 24/7 care.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 3:38pm

Granted, but if you're supposed to be working for 8 hours, that means that you'd be trying to get all your work done in half the time (the 4 hours that your baby is napping). Not all babies are content to sit in a swing or quietly occupy themselves with toys in a corner. I could never get anything productive done while my son was awake as an infant. He would scream at me even if I tried to talk on the phone instead of to him.

The only thing that the person on the other end would hear would be "WAAAAAAAAA receive WAAAAAAAAA arrange SHRIIIEEEEEKKK WAAAAAAAAA Tuesday..."

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:10pm

Oh course, but don't you think there is a lot of middle ground there?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:47pm

I personally know one mom who did nurse (had the baby in the daycare since 3 months) and had no problem only going one time during the day.


Not sure if as an employer I could take an employee serious if they needed to stop every few hours to breastfeed. If you are choosing to come back to work, you really need to have the least amount of distractions possible, IMO.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 8:09pm
when were you a SAHM?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 8:16pm
i agree,an ideal would be an on-site daycare but outside that,i'm not too fond of literally taking a child into work with you...i don't know about here (finally.me??) but in my hometown,the local university DID have an on site daycare.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 8:25pm

there's a high school junior i know from the Y who utilizes this.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 8:31pm
i have a friend whose employer contributed $$ to daycare costs when her kids were small.

 

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