What do you do with your LO

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ange84's picture
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What do you do with your LO

when you are doing things like cooking dinner etc. I feel bad because Ronin goes in his walker while I cook tea and wash up each nights, and now I am home alone for that part 7 nights a week (hubby works 5 nights and has now decided to do MMA training on his 2 nights off). I know Ronin will out grow the walker eventually so I will need other plans.

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depends where i am, but i put him in his exersaucer, let him roll around on the floor, or sometimes i put him in his high chair and give him some food if i am in the kitchen. when i cooked dinner i put him in his bumbo a lot so he could watch. but it has been awhile i don't even know if he fits in there anymore or not lol.

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Lately, it's been tough. Since this week and last week I've had to work full-time, I've barely seen Emma. She is SUPER clingy when I get home at night and since my husband is at work, it's tough to get things done. Lately I've been opening the dishwasher and putting a couple spatulas on it so she can bang on the door while I am standing right there doing dishes and cooking. It works for a while; long enough to get stuff done!

Edited to add:
USUALLY (and I assume this is how it will be when I'm part-time again next week) she plays in her pig pen (that huge play area I have), in her exersaucer, or just scoots around everywhere after me. She is really into pulling up on things right now so she likes to search for things that will support her enough to make that work. She LOVES to climb all over me now, lol. It's cute Smile

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If I am in the kitchen cooking dinner, I will usually put DS in the highchair with toys or some fruit in his mesh feeder. That keeps him busy for a while. Sometimes if he gets hungry, I will feed him in between stirring or cutting things up. Alot of times though, I just rotate him from floor play time to the walker to the jumper. Thank goodness he can keep himself entertained pretty well.

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If DH isnt around, I either put him in his exersaucer or his highchair. He's normally pretty good at entertaining himself so it's not a big deal.

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We rotate often to try and keep her interested. High chair with toys, exercauser, and floor play. Floor play still works for us because she's not getting to far and I can see her from the kitchen.

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I was putting her in the highchair while I cooked but I'm trying to get into the habit of having us all sit down for meals together. Now I just her loose on the floor. I have a batch of baby safe non-toy items in a cabinet. She goes in there and makes a mess. This usually keeps her pretty well entertained. Even if she goes out of the kitchen, our living area is babyproofed so I just keep an ear out for trouble and check on her every few minutes.

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Either he's in his high chair where I very slowly give him food (helps to stretch out dinner time to 45 minutes for him which then allows me to eat too). Or he goes up on my back in a baby carrier. Sometimes I lose my mind and leave him in the living room and just check in on him a lot. But this kid is a trouble maker! Give him 30 seconds and he's down the hall chasing the cat.

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Most of the time Natalie is on the floor playing with her toys. She tends to whine alot so Im used to it and occasionally she will drag herself into the kitchen to torture me..

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Sit on the sofa with toys (he's not mobile), sit on the floor with toys, in his exerciser, roll around on the floor (the least favourite of mine as his brother tends to forget he's there and he gets squashed or stuff dropped on him)

he can entertain himself for a good half an hour if he's got something to do. ATM he's got a empty tissue box with stuff in it which he can play with for AGES

Once he's mobile he'll either be in his exerciser or high chair. I'll also get the play pen back out so he can't get into trouble when I'm not looking Wink

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Josie will not sit...she is on my hip...when I am cooking/cleaning...sometimes she will sit in her high chair or walker, but not usually...dinner time is hectic.

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"HorseMomma" wrote:

Josie will not sit...she is on my hip...when I am cooking/cleaning...sometimes she will sit in her high chair or walker, but not usually...dinner time is hectic.

This is pretty much us too. He will go in the walker for a little or DH hang out with him as well but usually its in arms or front carrier. Once he walks I will be much more able to put him down to just play. We have really hard tile floors all downstairs and they are super high traffic with my preschool so the ick and ouch factor is too big still.

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"laurensmitty1982" wrote:

Most of the time Natalie is on the floor playing with her toys. She tends to whine alot so Im used to it and occasionally she will drag herself into the kitchen to torture me..

Ditto!! Sophie isn't too mobile yet, so I sit her on her floor mat, high chair, exersaucer or even her crib in her room... Lately she's been overly clingy and whiny, so each 'play place' only lasts a few mins and she's only content when I'm holding her... which makes it VERY difficult to do anything!

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I have baby-proofed the living room as much as I can, so he usually stays in there and plays w/ his sister while I cook. (And cooking for me involves putting a pizza in the oven, or maybe a frozen meal in the microwave. Or if I'm being extra domestic, I've been known to make a box of mac-n-cheese or even spaghetti! :lol:) I just go in and check on them every few min. He usually stays in there, especially if DD is in there too b/c he loves her. Smile Every once in awhile I will put him in his high chair and give him a Mum Mum while I do something, but once he eats it all I'm out of luck. I'm thinking about getting one of those mesh feeders some of the other girls were talking about.