I heard a very interesting story on the radio yesterday about mothers who bring their babies to work with them full time. There are around 100 companies in the US that have implemented this kind of a program. Obviously it wouldn't work if you are a teacher, cashier, or many other kinds of jobs...but for someone like me who basically sits in an office all day and works on the computer it would probably work out ok. This is assuming the child is basically in a good mood most of the time and would allow me to get my work done. I think most of the companies will make sure you have the permission of a co-worker to leave the baby with them if you have extra work to get done, need to go to a meeting, etc. Now there's a perfect job for my assistant!
I must admit that the cost of child care is one of the top concerns my husband has that is keeping me from having a baby before we are a two income family (he is still in school for another year). We are guessing that it will cost us about $1,000 a month for a nanny/daycare 5 days a week for the baby. I think bringing a baby into work might actually be an option for me, maybe a 2-3 days a week, and the other days with the nanny/daycare. Hmm...I will have to forward this website to my boss asap. For more information on babies at work programs, check out this website.
What are your thoughts? Have any of you heard of this or tried it?