It’s important to remember that if you are expecting a baby or caring for a new little one, it’s a big ask to try to work effectively from home. It’s even harder if you have other family members or children – whether toddlers or older – you are trying to care for at the same time.
With many businesses closing down due to COVID-19 you may also have a partner who has lost their job or had their hours cut back. You may be feeling the additional pressure of being relied on as the main income earner. Or you and your partner – if you have one – may both be working and need to find a way to create effective working spaces and share them, all while caring for a baby or preparing for the arrival of one.
Any of these situations may cause stress on your relationship, potentially even conflict.
Even if you are used to working from home, there are new challenges during the various stages of COVID-19 restrictions, causing more stress as you try to cover all bases. This is a difficult time for everyone, so taking some time to adjust to working from home and to build ways to do it effectively is understandable.
We are not suggesting you should be recreating the same level of productivity you had before your baby and COVID-19 came along. However we hope this page helps you work as effectively as possible by providing a range of suggestions.