As hard as parenting can be, some of that hardship comes from a place of true love. Indeed, sometimes the hard parts occur when we have to say goodbye to them, due to inevitable life-related factors. When maternity leave is up, you may need to leave them during the day because you have a job, and this is the most common one. If you’re struggling with having to separate from them, here’s how to handle it best.
Remember That They’ll Be Okay
One of the hardest parts about leaving your baby is feeling like they’ll be upset. It’s natural to feel like you’re leaving them, or even abandoning them, but you don’t have to take that to a dark place. While your baby may seem upset at first, they’re actually going to be just fine. As long as they’re well taken care of by a babysitter or someone else you trust, they won’t be traumatized by you leaving.
It’s Good For Them
This leads us to our next point, which is that you leaving is actually good for them. Sure, it may be hard at first, but eventually everything will stabilize, and that’s really healthy for them at this early stage. It’s important for your baby to learn early on that it’s okay for them to not be around you at all times. Because, as we all know, they’ll have to go off and do their own thing when they get older.