Dd keeps changing and growing and I can't keep up. I'm fine with spending time playing with her, I don't need to get my apartment spotless, but I do need to have clean dishes and be showered for work, etc., so sometimes she needs to be on my back or off me altogether. But now that she crawls, she gets into everything. I can't turn my back to wash dishes because she'll get into the garbage or find some paper to eat, etc. if she isn't too fussy to play by herself. If I put her on my back, she pulls my hair incessantly. My hair is too short to put in a ponytail or braid, and I could give her a toy, but best case scenario she'll drop it every few minutes. The other day I got so frustrated that I was a little forceful when I grabbed her hands to make her stop pulling, and I finally grabbed a spray bottle of water to use for "discipline." It worked, for the most part, but she's not a dog and doesn't deserve such disrespect.
I would baby proof, but then we're right back where we started--what do I do with dd while I baby proof? Where do I get the funds to buy better storage equipment?
If anyone has any ideas for me or techniques that have worked for others, please share. I want to wear my baby. I want to balance my life better.