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My husband and I are both consultants, expecting our first baby. I’ve driven myself crazy wondering how we’re going to manage going back to work with a ~6 month old baby. Any advice?

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One of you will need to not travel, whether that means moving internal, local projects, switching industries, taking time off, or one of you becoming a SAH M/D. For us, my husband became a SAHD. There are options, but not for both to be traveling. Babies get sick, someone needs to be able to leave work and go to them, if/when needed.

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My husband took a backseat in his career so I could continue to advance mine. Now that I am in a more leadership role, I can manage my travel schedule to allow him to spend more time developing his career. He was a champ and never complained once while I was gone endless nights. Now it’s my turn to support him.

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My husband quit consulting so I can continue. Unless you have two trusted au pairs, it's not going to work :(

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Maybe once a year my husband travels to a conference that interests him the same time I travel, in that case, I'll fly one of my parents into town to stay with my toddler.

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You could take your full leave first while he keeps working. Then when you go back he can take all of his. This should buy you 8-10 months. While you’re back at work decide if you can handle it and if not start applying for internal or industry jobs. Do agree that both of you can’t travel M-Th every week unless you have a good local family support network (or someone else you feel comfortable leaving your infant with for 100+ hour stretches at a time).

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Having my husband’s parent support for some months...not sure how to deal with that later...

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Two consultants with a 10 month old. He has continued to travel M-Th but I’ve taken on local projects and starting an internal rotation that’s mostly woke from home with sporadic travel. When I travel he works remote that week or if he can’t I bring the nanny/baby with me on the road or have her stay withy little one for a night here and there. My advice is to go back and just “make it work” for a year by finding ways to stay off the road, whatever that looks like, and then really take a hard look at what you want from career/family and make some decisions about longer term plans.

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Trusted Nanny.

I was in the same situation. We got a live in nanny and I moved into an internal role.

We tried it for a while but then my husband went into industry and I’ve been able to work out very limited travel to date...but not a permanent solution, will need to go internal or to industry to advance

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