Expecting a new baby any day now (as a dad). My company has been great in giving me flexibility when I return to work after taking 1-2 weeks off that I can log on and adjust my schedule depending on the needs at home (work from home full time so it’s not a drastic change). With that said, are there any of you that have experienced the same situation and if so how would you adjust your schedule if you had the same benefit to do so? New at this so not sure what to expect.

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My husband worked from home when I was on my 2nd mat leave. What worked really well for us was I would handle the night till about 4 am and then try to sleep at least 4-8 without interruption. So my husband would get up 4-5ish to take a shift with the baby and then he’d typically get a lot of work done super early taking breaks to feed or watch the baby. Then on days he had flexibility, he’d just work the remaining hours he needed scattered through the day. The baby probably won’t be on a great schedule for the first 8 weeks so figure what works best to for you and to support your partner!

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Thank you so much for your reply. My wife tends to be the early bird and I’m the night owl so I’ll likely stay up and take the late shift. I want to see if maybe I can squeeze a nap in during the afternoon but sign on for 2-3 hours while everyone else is sleeping.

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