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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
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..
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
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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
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