Is it a good idea to bring my baby into work when I return?

Once we emerge from the baby haze, many of us look forward to sharing our proudest achievement with our colleagues. But we would add a word or two of caution. Firstly, think about how you want to continue to manage your professional image, how your colleagues are likely to receive your visit, and keep it to a visit...with baby in tow is not usually the best time to have a career conversation. And secondly, plan it; perhaps your visit coincides with morning tea or you call past before heading to lunch with a colleague - workplaces can be such busy environments that we've had many stories of post-baby visits not proceeding as hoped.

Ask GracePrue Gilbert