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Watch out you don’t become a baby bore when you return to work

It’s natural to talk about your little ones to colleagues, but have you crossed the line into baby bore and that’s all you talk about?

Are you a baby bore at work?

Do you go to work and find yourself talking endlessly about your little one?

Mums chatting at work

Going back to work and leaving your little one behind for the day is a wrench for any mum. It’s natural to go into the office and talk about your baby, but it’s easy to become a baby bore.

Here’s some things to look out for, to help you avoid boring your colleagues.

1. Limit the photos

It’s nice to have a photo of your little one on your desk, but don’t have too many that can take over your desk, after all, you’re at work and you’ll want to save the best photos for your home.

2. Answer in brief

Colleagues are bound to show interest in your little one and ask you questions about how they’re getting on. They will be interested in your response but be mindful there’s only a certain amount of detail they will be interested in, so don’t go into as much detail as you would with your partner or your bestie.

3. Don’t take every opportunity of a baby conversation to tell a story

There’s no doubt that conversations about babies will come up during the day, but don’t take every opportunity to share a story about your baby. If it’s a general conversation just join in with a short, general view rather than a personal detailed account of what happened to you.

4. Don’t turn all conversations into a way to talk about your baby

Don’t become that person that twists every conversation, no matter what it is about, to a conversation where you can tell a baby story. Make the most of a few hours in the day where you can be you and not mum.

5. Keep the sleepless night stories to a minimum

Coping with a day’s work after a night of little or very broken sleep is so hard, and it’s natural to want to share how hard it is with colleagues, but as with previous points, give a quick mention and get it off your chest, but don’t spend your day talking about it, grab a cup of coffee and plough on through until you can go home and get tucked up in bed.

Watch out you don’t become a baby bore when you return to work