Working from home questions

I have a question about working from home with a little one, and I know that several forumers do or have done so. I also know that my kiddo is higher need for attention than some other kids, with big feelings and very attached to attachment parenting (and a disabled mum whose capacity for work is greatly reduced). So can I ask for stories about what an hour or day of your working from home looked like with babies and toddlers?

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Lots of working during naps, working with kiddo in front pack, playpen or exersaucer or high chair or Bumbo right next to the desk worked well a lot of the time as well.

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I worked part time and could do my paperwork and phone calls at home. I had my kids on a schedule so could count on nap time and going to bed at 7 pm to get my work done unless they were sick. It really depends how old your baby is too. The younger the harder I would guess.

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+1 to Rabbitarian Also new-to-her toys, activities, and snacks that I plan ahead and switch out during the times when I really need quiet or have a meeting. We also switch off childcare (although she would prefer me), so I try to be in a separate space when I’m not ‘on kid duty,’ so she can’t see me and whine. Other than that, it’s a lot of being creative and relying on flexible work hours so I can work when she’s happy.

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