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It might be a little early to worry about this, but I tend to be a planner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
My DS is almost 8 months and I work online from home. This means that my schedule is dictated almost entirely by DS. Which is fine for now, but in about 3 months I will be working outside the home again -- I am a teacher and will be teaching Summer School for 6 weeks.<br><br>
I am looking forward to getting back in the classroom, but I am worried about how to make the transition as easy as possible. At this point DS is still mostly EBF, but he is starting to eat some solids. He would be spending part of the time at home with DH and part of the time at my friend's house.<br><br>
Can any of you give me some advice? Maybe some steps to begin working on now? I am at a loss at where to even begin getting ready, so some input from those of you who have btdt would be so helpful! Thanks!
 

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One thing that comes to mind is that your baby is likely to be in the throes of separation anxiety, if he isn't already and you will probably need to do some groundwork around that. It might help to start working on establishing a special animal or blanket that brings comfort. Also work on a transitional object--something that reminds him of you that 'represents' you while you are away, like an old shirt of yours with your scent on it. Given that solids will be in place by then you probably won't have to worry about him going hungry. Have you had separations of any length? If not, you may want to do some trial runs with your dh and your friend prior to you being away for 'the real thing.'
 
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