Ditch the mum guilt about putting your baby into childcare – there are plenty of benefits for you both
Going back to work after maternity leave always comes with mixed feelings. And guilt about putting your little one in daycare is undoubtedly a biggie. Welcome to motherhood – trust us, you’re not alone. In fact, new research by myfamilycare.co.uk into the state of mind of working parents in the UK has found that 80% of women feel guilty about going back to work. But in reality, it’s good for your baby and for you.
4) Babies don’t hold grudges
His little crumpled up face, as you walk out of the nursery door, may break your heart, but he won’t hold it against you.
Your baby isn’t going to remember when and how often you left him at daycare
‘Your baby isn’t going to remember when and how often you left him at daycare, or whether he got upset, so while it’s hard for you as a mum, he won’t mind,’ says Jenny.
7) Guilt is a rule you create
Ask yourself where did this concept of daycare mama guilt come from? In most cases, it’s something that mums have unintentionally worked up.
The most important thing is that your baby is happy, healthy and well loved
‘You need to rewrite this rule that working mums who put their child into daycare should feel guilty,’ says Jenny. ‘Step back and remind yourself what a good mum is and does. The most important thing is that your baby is happy, healthy and well loved, and putting your baby in daycare has no impact on this.’
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