5 Tips For Working At Home With A Baby

5 Tips for Working at Home With BabyMy little guy turned one last month. And with turning one, he decided that it would be a good time to start taking one nap a day. Nap time is usually crunch time. It’s an uninterrupted 1.5- to 2-hour stretch of pure concentration. I’m usually able to knock out quite a bit of work in that time, so when he decided to only take one nap a day, I started to freak out a little. When it comes to parenting, I’ve learned to roll with the punches and adapt to whatever change my little guy is going through at the time. Here are some tips that have gotten me through these first few weeks of one nap.

  1. Only keep a few toys out. If I put all of his toys out, he easily becomes bored with them. If I hide some in another room, and then bring them out, it’s like he has brand-new toys again.
    Set your desk up in the main living area. This one isn’t always the most ideal, but it works the best. I have my main desk in the office area, but I always set up shop at the dining table so I can watch him while he plays. When I’m working nearby, I can still talk to him, smile at him and jump on the floor for a quick cuddle session.
  2. When the baby is napping, you better be crunching. Seriously, don’t take a nap or watch TV. Get yourself laser-focused and get to work. Nap time is crunch time, and if you miss out on getting work done during nap time, you aren’t going to be too happy about it later.

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  1. Lilies + Lambs on February 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Great tips! My eight month old has never been a big napper so I need all the help I can get! Happy 1st Birthday!! xx, Morgan

  2. chrystie on February 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Ha! Love the tip about slowly taking out the toys. It’s so true. Each time you introduce a new toy..it’s like setting the clock back! 🙂

  3. Tammy Clark on February 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

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  4. babyenvye on April 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Great tips! Isn’t easy to work at home with a baby. When the baby is asleep, is the best time to work because it’s how you can focus more on what you’re doing.

  5. babyenvie on April 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Great tips! When the baby is asleep, you can get more focused and work more and still finish the work earlier!

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