So, here's a familiar scenario: You've given birth to a beautiful baby a few months ago, and your world has turned upside down. Sleepless nights, breastmilk, constant tiredness have now become routine and although it was hard in the beginning, it now seems a little more manageable. You look forward to seeing your baby's face when you wake up in the morning and every day is a revelation. She coos, she smiles, she moves her limbs about, she's trying to turn!
And then when she's finally asleep, between moments of rest and wakefulness, the question looms in your head: "How will you ever leave her to work? How will she cope? How will I cope? Who will take care of her as well as I do?". You feel guilt rise up from the pit of your stomach.
So, should you stop thinking about going back to work altogether? Definitely not! Choosing to opt for a daycare may have been a taboo long back, but not anymore. Today there are many options that you can explore as a young mother, without feeling guilty about focusing on your career. We understand that being a working mom is not easy, which is why we’ve compiled a list of reasons as to why you shouldn’t feel guilty about going back to work after having a baby.
1. Fun times ahead
One of the key skills that your child will learn at a daycare is how to be sociable; your child will be spending a major part of their day interacting with other children and adults. Interaction is the cornerstone of development and all this meaningful contact with different types of people will contribute positively and significantly to their personality.
2. Separation anxiety, what’s that?
Once your child gets used to leaving you on a daily basis and spending time at the daycare, they will gradually become more independent. This will make settling into new environments like big school or a relative’s house very easy. Your child will learn the skills of navigating themselves around a new environment, quickly and effortlessly, making your job as a parent, so much easier!
3. Routine up
Daycares help instil a sense of routine by having specific times for eating, playing, learning and sleeping. By having a set schedule for different activities like storytelling and songs, your child will be kept engaged throughout the day. For toddlers, this is extremely important for their intellectual development as well. You will notice these positive signs as you spend time with you kid after daycare hours.
4. A genius is born
With the help of child care experts, good day care centers have a defined curriculum, which helps in your child's intellectual development. Studies have shown that young children exposed to defined curriculums at this stage have higher cognitive and academic achievements as compared to their peers who did not have access to these.
5. The friend zone
The concept of friendship starts here. Your child will be able to spend time with other kids of his/her age at a daycare. This helps develop social communication skills as they pick up on the basics of human interaction here. They learn the importance of communicating with words and sharing, something that is very difficult to achieve in children who have minimum social interaction with kids their age.
6. Breathe easy
By knowing that your child is in good hands, you can concentrate on your work more easily. This helps reduce the amount of stress that you go through each day, leaving you fresh and energetic to play with your kid when you come back home.
As a parent, it is extremely difficult to stop thinking about your child’s well-being, which is why we’re eager to work alongside you to ensure your child gets the very best start in life. We endeavour to find the best solution for you, so you can enjoy stress-free parenting. Mothers across 5 cities and 54 centres across India agree that enrolling their children at Klay, was the best decision they made.
As child care experts, they are committed to helping parents make a guilt-free transition back to work. So put those guilty thoughts away! Walk into your nearest KLAY centre and experience first-hand why parents across India love KLAY.