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- Nov 1, 2006
- South Florida
Not to hijack, but side-question that doesn't deserve its own thread. If someone works from home, could watching an infant be viable, or is it so demanding that there's no way it could be done? Assume the number of working hours do not change (meaning a 30m interruption adds 30m to the end of the day, same work output)
Depends on the infant. Some can sleep most of the day, and you just got to feed/change them often.
Others can be needy, wanting body warmth and not sleep as well.
Also depends on your job. Can you be free roaming at times, or would you need to set for a few hours at a time without disruption?
The first 4-6 months of their life they pretty much lay on their back, shit and scream for tits.
But you run the risk of them vomiting randomly due to their digestive system not being at 100% quite yet.
Then they learn to roll over on their stomachs, which is a big no-no if you still have them swaddled and then eventually they'll start crawling.
I wouldn't bet on working full time at home with a infant.
A friend of ours did it, but she was more of a receptionist/billing role of a job. Not on the phone all 8 hours a day with some leeway.