The baby you’ve always wanted is your boss.
So you might want to be aware of when and where you should take them out to dinner, what to wear to the movies, and whether or not you should buy the latest iPad.
“There’s a whole spectrum of the baby stuff that goes on, and it’s not necessarily something you’re going to be able to control,” said Jennifer Peltzer, a former manager at a boutique fashion store in Brooklyn.
Here are some tips for managing the baby of your boss: Take care of the food.
“I think the best advice for managing this is to take the responsibility for food care more seriously,” Peltster said.
“If you can be a lot more thoughtful and deliberate about it, it’s going to benefit your relationship with the staff.”
Make sure you’re doing your part to keep things healthy.
“A lot of the time it’s more of a chore than anything,” Pankhurst said.
For example, she recommended ordering chicken, broccoli, or fruit for your children when they are toddlers.
If you are worried about the nutritional content of the foods, consider adding fresh fruit or vegetables to the baby food or make sure your office staff doesn’t eat too many processed foods.
And when your baby is in a different room than you do, Pankrid said make sure they’re separated from your children and not touching them.
Pankstras recommends having the children in the office when you do not.
If your baby can’t be seen at home, make sure you take them somewhere quiet and close to the office to avoid potential distractions.
And if you have kids in your home, Peltner said make the most of them and make sure to let them sleep at home with you.
Be a little more selective with your shopping.
“My advice to moms who are moms is that you’re not going to want to do that,” Pritzer said.
Instead, “try to shop for a couple of different things in the same time period and try to see what you can get away with.”
If you need to make a special purchase, Pelter recommends shopping for a baby clothes or blanket.
You may also want to look for a gift card or some toys for your child.
“The only thing you need is a baby-friendly purse,” Pohl said.
Be mindful of time zones.
“In the U.S., most moms work from home, so you want to make sure that you have enough time to spend with your kids in a good place,” Pelzer said, noting that this means keeping them out of sight.
“That way, when they’re in the room with you, they don’t have to go to school or be at the office.
That also allows you to spend time with them on their own time.”
Be mindful when it comes to the amount of time you spend with them.
“We think that’s the best way to be as safe as possible,” Pels said.
If it’s late in the day or you need something quickly, Pels suggested you take the children out of school for a day.
“Don’t take the kids to the mall.
You have to have time to go,” Pielts said.
Pels added that parents can also opt for a babysitting gig instead of the office, and that there is nothing wrong with taking a day at a time to make your time with the children as relaxing as possible.
Make sure to keep your baby’s schedule flexible.
“Just make sure it’s flexible so you don’t get distracted by a baby’s needs,” Peling said.
You can also set aside a few hours for a quick game of hide-and-seek, and take the opportunity to go outside.
“Be sure to put a time limit on that,” she said.
Don’t let the baby be your burden.
“It’s important for your kids to feel comfortable with the decision of whether or the baby is your responsibility,” Pkelsey said.
When Pels was working at an agency in Los Angeles, she had a difficult time finding a babysitter.
“You have to be mindful of what’s going on,” Pilson said.
But when Pels returned to the agency, she found she was able to schedule an appointment with an experienced babysitter who also had kids and would not have to deal with her.
Pilion said she found this to be a great way to avoid the pressure of babysitting.
“Babies are very dependent on their parents, so that’s something that’s not lost on me,” she added.
Be respectful of the other employees.
“Make sure they have a lot of autonomy,” Pelleter said.
And remember that if you’re working in a small office with fewer employees, “there’s no need to do it,” Piltz said.
As for Peltry, she recommends taking time for herself.
“When I was in the industry, I was a mom and I was just a mom.
I didn’t have