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From Burp Cloth to Briefcase: 12 Tips for New Moms Returning to Work

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Set Expectations for Your Childcare


Once you've found someone you trust to care for your child, whether it's a family member, nanny, or daycare provider, go over your daily expectations. Discuss how often to check in, if/when to send pictures and updates, what their sick policy is, and holiday schedules and closures. Make sure you have a backup plan in place for sick days, holidays, and vacations.

Also, remember to double-check with your childcare provider about what your child will need each day, and organize it the night before so you are both ready to go in the morning.

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