Finding time for yourself when parenting and housekeeping can be challenging at times. It may seem like every time you want to relax your child demands your attention, or chores around the house are pilling up to be done. You need to keep your sanity in order to be focused on your child day in and day out. Here are some tips that may help you find time during your everyday routine:
-Set up a gated area in the middle of the living room floor with some toys so they can play.
- Set up toys for your child to play with in a pack-n-play or their crib.
It will do no harm to your child to play alone for a few minutes while you shower or get an important chore done. Make sure and find toys appropriate for their age group. As a general guide usually toys will have an age range listed.
If you are not comfortable having your child out of your sight, you could always do this:
- Get a baby carrier.
This is great for parents who need both hands to do chores around the house. Most babies enjoy being able to look around at everything that you are doing.
- Get a mega saucer (it’s like a non-moving walker)
Your child might give you an extra 15 minutes (or more depending on your baby) to yourself a day playing in this with all the gadgets. This one is good for babies that are a bit older, maybe 6 months and older, because they have to be tall enough for their legs to reach the bottom of it.