Hi, I’m a working parent. And yes, it’s hard. It’s difficult to find the time to take care of your kid, let alone a dog. That said, taking care of both is possible if you follow some simple rules:
Keep them engaged
- Play with them. First, know that kids are very smart and they’re always paying attention to everything you say and do. So even if you’re just trying to relax in the evening, think of things you could be doing with your child—reading a storybook together or playing a game on your phone may seem like it takes more effort than relaxing by yourself would require, but it will go a long way toward making sure they get the attention they need while not frustrating you too much.
- Get them a pet! Pets are great for keeping kids engaged because they take up time and provide companionship when we’re busy at work or otherwise unable to spend as much time with our children as we’d like. It’s also really fun for everyone involved: Kids get something fun new around all day long (and sometimes night), parents get less stressed about having someone else around all day long (and sometimes night), pets get love from two sources instead of just one source (their owners). Win-win-win!
- Take them to daycare/afterschool programs: If possible, consider enrolling your child in an extracurricular activity such as soccer or ballet so that someone else can spend some quality time with them after school hours while you focus on getting things done during business hours. This will give both sets of parents some peace of mind while ensuring no one gets left out!
Take them on walks
Walking your dog is a great way to bond with your kid, and it’s also good for you. It’s healthy for both the dog and you, and it can help strengthen your relationship with your child if you are a stay-at-home parent.
The benefits of taking a walk every day include:
- Increases physical activity in yourself and others
- Helps relieve stress
- Improves mood
Take the kid to daycare
When you’ve decided to put your kid in daycare, the first step is to find one. Check with friends and family for recommendations. If you don’t know anyone who’s used a daycare, ask around at parent groups or online forums. Or look at an infant daycare Richmond
Once you’ve found a few potential candidates, ask them about their policies and procedures when it comes to things like drop-off and pick-up times, meal plans (if applicable), activities offered (preschool? summer camp?), and whether they have any special circumstances that might affect how they operate (like age restrictions).
Feed the kid
Feeding your child is important. Make sure you do it correctly.
Use a high chair. If your child doesn’t have one, get one! It will help them stay seated and eat more efficiently, so they can get back to playing with their toys as soon as possible.
Make sure the food you give them is easy to chew and digest, like steamed vegetables or protein shakes made from blended chicken and bananas with ice cubes added for an extra cold taste (the kids will love it!). You can also try making a kale smoothie with avocado in it if they like things spicy; just don’t add too much ginger because that could be bad for their tummy if they aren’t used to eating it yet!
Make sure your kid sits upright while eating so that they don’t choke on any of the bits in their mouth (this is why we included some plastic bags in our list above). Also, make sure there aren’t any sharp objects around where he might accidentally cut himself–that could lead him into trouble later on down the line when he gets older so always keep those safety precautions in mind when dealing with kids’ needs.”
Select a friendly dog breeds
You should select a friendly dog breed. The ideal dog will be affectionate with all members of the family, including your child, and can get along with other pets. If you are unsure about your choice of breed, it’s best to meet a potential pet in person before bringing them home so that you know what kind of personality they have.
If you’re looking for some ideas on which dogs make good family pets, look at RSPCA dog breeders.
Feed the dog
Feeding your dog is a very important part of their day, and it’s also an important part of yours. Feeding your dog makes them happy, but feeding them too much can make them sick. You need to strike a balance between giving them enough food to keep them healthy, but not so much that they get sick of it! If you’re not sure how much food your dog should have each day, talk with your vet about what kind of diet they recommend for your pet’s breed and age (and let us know how that goes).
Play with them
Playing with your dog is one of the best ways to teach them new things. It’s also a great way to bond with them since it gives them something to do other than lie around or bark at strangers. You’ll find that most dogs enjoy playing if you give them the chance—and they’ll be much more willing to learn new tricks when they have fun doing it!
Teaching your dog new tricks isn’t as hard as you might think. They’re naturally curious creatures, so they’re eager to learn everything they can about their environment (including how it works). All you need is patience and some positive reinforcement for them to understand what you want from them!
If you’ve got a puppy, there are plenty of things out there on how to raise your puppy right. Just make sure not too many toys around the house for puppies because then those would chew away all day long and wear down their teeth prematurely–which will cause unnecessary dental problems later on in life.”
If rest isn’t enough, roll down a hill
There are some days when the above steps aren’t enough. For those moments, we recommend taking your kid to daycare and feeding your dog in front of them. This will give them their own space to grow as individuals and will allow them time away from each other during which they can learn how to interact with other children and animals.
- Friendly dog breeds are good for new parents because they are easygoing and affectionate but not overly playful or energetic. We recommend golden retrievers or poodles.
We hope this article has given you some great ideas on how to keep your dog and kid happy while you’re at work. Even if it’s not the best solution, we encourage you to try it out!