I've worked at home since my son (now 4) was born, and even with that, I don't recommend bringing your child to work. Although we're all a blend of home and work, keeping the two separated as you can helps to bring a bit of balance to family life. When you're at work, you're there, head there, focus there. When you're at home, you turn that part off and focus on family. Yes, of course, the two intersect, but to try and keep that divided helps everyone understand the boundaries that we have. Also, if your'e working in an office and starting out, it might be an odd starting point to have you come in with the baby. Finding childcare is rough for sure, but hopefully you can find something that works. I just know that babies do not understand conference calls or the need to be quiet during times when your undivided attention is needed. Congrats on both work and family, and good luck!
Does Bringing Your Baby to Work, Work?
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