When you have given birth and have taken care of your baby for a few months, you will have to go back to work sooner or later. Your mother, friends, or relatives can be the ones to watch your baby while you are away at work. Since your husband might also be working, he cannot be the one to do the job. There will be some of our friends and relatives who could consider it a delight to be able to care for your baby. Good for you, someone is willing to take your role, but what about your baby? He can suffer separation anxiety when you leave him with someone Else.
There are ways how you can help your baby get over separation anxiety, and they are given here below.
Never leave you baby to someone he has never met before. If you leave him with someone familiar then it can help reduce their anxierty. The problem can be handled if he is left with a relative or a friend. However, if you leave him with a babysitter, the baby will see her as a stranger. To solve this problem, introduce your baby to the sitter when you are and your husband are at home. In this way, the babysitter will no longer be a stranger to your baby.
Something that can comfort the baby can be left with him when you go. A blanker or a t-shirt with his scent can be a source of comfort. A favorite soft toy can help comfort a baby. Wrap the baby in baby muslin wraps which can help them relax once they are wrapped. If necessary, the baby sitter should be ready with the items that she can use to comfort your baby. Placing it beside them in their cot will help them sleep quicker.
If you are going to leave them in another home, get them time to adjust and be comfortable in the place. Don’t go out immediately but stay for about a half hour before going. With this, they will get to know the people who will be staying with them.
It will not do any good if you sneak away when the baby is not looking. Say good bye to your child if it is time for you to leave so he will know that you will be away for a while. In this way the baby will not get surprised to find out that you are no longer in the room and get distressed in the process.
You need to be patient with your baby since separation anxiety does not disappear overnight and it might take awhile before your baby can overcome it. These tips will really help your baby overcome separation anxiety and for you, you feel have a more relaxed feeling going to the office having prepared your baby to stay with someone else during the day.