While many companies permit workers to get their baby to work, there are some organizations that simply do not allow. Both ways, bringing baby to work has its own pros and cons. Check them out!

Pros And Cons Of Bringing Baby To Work

The cake is out from the oven and you have been pampering it for quite some time now, by being back home. You now wish to resume work. But you have a problem. Should I take my baby along with me to work? Or should I look out for a daycare center to leave my baby? This is, undoubtedly, the most obvious and common problem for most working mothers. While they prefer joining their company post-delivery, the very thought of leaving the baby behind sends them into a state of dilemma. However, there are several companies that offer baby-at-work programs, allowing mothers to get their baby to the organization. Consider yourself lucky if yours is one of them. You have your newborn playing in the exersaucer, while you complete all your delegated tasks and meetings. But, what if your company is not kind enough to permit you to do so? Be it a crying baby or a cute baby, no one would tolerate getting disturbed in their work due to the presence of a baby in the premises. As such, getting a baby to work has its own advantages and disadvantages. Find them out by glancing through the following lines.
Advantages Of Getting Baby To Work
  • You get to spend good quality time with your baby. Though you may not be able to give your 100% concentration, but at least your baby is right under your eyes. Further, you have lunch and coffee breaks to make the most of it. Even a little bit of time spend makes a huge difference!
  • Since your colleagues are aware of you having a baby and are seeing it in office, they understand your needs better. Even if you are willing to take a day off to care for your baby or for other family matters, they will be there to help you out with your work in your absence.
  • One of the best benefits of bringing the baby to office is saving the cost of a daycare. Daycares can be expensive and often take up most of the mother’s income. Saving on these costs can help the mother to use the amount on the baby or deposit it in her savings.
  • Once turned moms, you need to do multitasking every day. This turns massive, especially when the baby falls sick. New mommies can bring their baby to the office and care for it. As a result, she wouldn’t have to take a day off and miss work to nurse it, if babies weren’t allowed at work.
  • If your boss or owner of the company likes kids, he/she wouldn’t mind visiting you once in a while to see the baby in your cabin. Also, if you are a good worker and your boss does not want to replace you, he/she would give you a green signal for getting your baby along.
Disadvantages Of Getting Baby To Work
  • Whether quiet or noisy, babies are actually distracting in a workplace. And if the office personnel gets interrupted and distracted, their jobs can be highly affected. Imagine your baby’s cries peeping through your meeting room interrupting and irritating other participants!
  • Most of all, you are likely to be distracted the most while bringing your baby to office. Is it possible for a mother to work while her baby is nearby? Babies demand constant and uninterrupted attention and when this is not received, they cry and throw tantrums to get the undivided attention of the mother.
  • Productivity can be greatly hampered if you bring your baby to work. With your baby around, concentrating on both the jobs—as a mother and an employee—can prove to be highly difficult. Would you like to work for longer hours adding on your weekends to complete 45 hours of work per week and come out with no or less productivity whilst caring for your baby, or would you prefer staying back home and concentrating on one job at a time?
  • Offices are professional fields and not daycares. Offices are no place to care for babies and hence, they should not sound like one. Bringing your baby to office can hurt the professional appearance of your organization, setting a negative image for clients and customers as well.

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