Working mums: Do you feel comfortable leaving baby at home to be taken care by DH?
- 06-05-2007, 09:17 AM #9Registered User
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
I still miss him though. I never used to worry when hubby was a Stay at Home Dad but now that he's in the care of our DH till about 5.30pm everyday, I still fret even though it's been 3 months since we've had to "hand him over".
We didn't install a web cam but did think about it. I thought it was a bit over the top. But we did enroll him in a playgroup that allowed us (and his grandparents who are overseas) to view him at playtime twice a week.
- 06-05-2007, 09:44 AM #10Baby Guru
- Join Date
- Mar 2003
- New Territories
The advice that ELT gave was very good.
I did not worry about leaving my BBs w/ my domestic helper.
First it was because they were already 3 months
old when I went back to work, so I felt like I knew how the domestic helper would care for them.
Second, my helper was quite experienced. She was in her early 40s when she started w/ us. She had 3 sons
(ages 16-22 when she started w/ us) and had also been a primary school teacher back in the Philippines. So, I knew that she was more experienced w/ babies than I was at that point, and that she also loved kids and was very gentle. This was one of the reasons we hired her - I wanted an experienced woman who knew babies and young kids.
Her English was very good and I also shared w/ her the baby care books I read and discussed nutrition and other things w/ her.
Things worked out well for us. I hope the same works w/ you.
- 06-05-2007, 12:42 PM #11Registered User
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- hong kong
i know it is very very hard to leave the babies, but I think you should try and trust your DH. Mine have always been pretty good with the baby and I have therefore a positive approach. I do not think using IP cams is a good idea. You will have to get used to the idea that you cannot control or protect your baby 24 hours a day: sad to say but true! you will always worry (no matter what) but will have to get used to it.
Give your DH clear instructions, emergency numbers and ask her to report to you at given times.
Your baby will be fine!!!!
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