One of the many issues raised by the candidacy of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for vice president is the idea of caring for an infant while you're working in any kind of office. Palin's solution, as reported by several newspapers, has been to keep her baby, Trig, with her as much as possible, whether that's in the governor's office or while traveling to appearances, as in the picture on the left.

So I thought it might be interesting to talk about our own experiences bringing (or not) babies to work and to find out how many workplaces are truly baby-friendly.

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A reader pointed me to the site Babies In the Workplace, which lists 104 companies around the country classified as "baby-friendly" and the number of "babies hosted" at each office to date.

I could find only one workplace listed there from Maryland -- the Law Offices of David Honick, P.A. (The Web site says that firm has hosted one baby so far.) I left a phone message there this morning to see if I could talk with the employees about babies at work. I'll report back if I hear from them.

Have you brought your babies to work, or worked alongside the babes of others? How did it go?

(Associated Press photo/Eric Risberg)

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