As my maternity leave is soon going to end and have to join back work, I am clueless on how to manage my son. He is very attached to me and doesn’t stay with anyone even for an hour, although he has been with my mom or mil right from birth. He cries his lungs out if anyone other than my husband or me take him.
Recently we hired a nanny so that she could take care while I am at work, but he doesn’t stay with her too, he moves very swiftly, and she is not able to hold him, she is scared to force him also. The moment I take him, he is happy, laughs loudly and licks all over my face. I have tried everything to stay away, but nothing seems to work. Yesterday I went out for an hour, and by the time I was back, he was crying very badly, his shirt was wet with tears, his eyes had turned red, and I was so heartbroken seeing him like that.
I am anxious about him. I don’t know what he will do while I am away for about 10 hours, the very thought of going to the office makes me cry. I was thinking about a daycare close by to office, but my husband is not for it, he wants him to be at home since we have the option for him to grow with his grandparents. I don’t know how to manage this, kindly pour in your suggestions and share your experiences on how you handled this situation.
I cannot extend my maternity leave nor quit my job for various reasons, so that’s not an option.