I’m a new mother to a beautiful four-month-old girl. I’m also a contract lecturer and have to take work when I can get it. I’ve been working part-time since my daughter was six weeks old, mostly from home and popping in to university to give lectures (with her coming along in a sling).
I’m about to go full-time and want to spend more time at my office. I have family looking after her during my lectures — again she’ll be at university with us — and am not putting her in daycare until she’s older (she’s exclusively breast-fed on demand).
One of the things I love about my job is that I can work from home and take her to university with me, but I’m not sure how to set up my office to suit us both. I’m the first in our department to bring a baby to work. Has anyone else been in this situation? How can I set up a good sleeping and playing environment for my daughter in my office? — Lorena