Smooth Transition: Leaving Your Baby With a Nanny

Returning to work after maternity leave can be tough, but preparing right can make this transition smoother for both you and your baby. Here are some tips to help you feel confident leaving your little one with a nanny.

Find the Right Nanny

Take your time to interview candidates and check references. Look for someone with experience, a nurturing personality, and a genuine love for children. Trust your instincts.

Gradual Introduction

Start with short visits before you return to work. Let the nanny spend time with your baby while you’re around. Gradually increase the time they spend together to help your baby adjust.


Talk to the nanny about your baby’s routine, preferences, and any specific care instructions. Write down feeding schedules, nap times, and important contacts for easy reference.

Create a Routine

Consistency is super important for babies. Establish a daily routine that the nanny can follow to maintain a sense of stability and predictability for your tiny human.

Be Patient

Check in with the nanny during the day for updates and reassurance. Video calls can help you feel connected to your baby and give you peace of mind.

Trust and Patience

Finally, remember that it’s natural to feel anxious. However, it’s also important to trust your choice and give both the nanny and your baby time to adjust. All good things take time to fully flourish.