Originally Posted by 2Sweeties1Angel
I actually feel sort of bad for those of you who have babies that like to be held ALL the time. How do you find time to shower, cook, clean, or anything else when you're holding the baby? Sure, you can babywear in the shower I guess and of course while cleaning, but not while cooking. Do you have your SO hold the baby so you can get things done or do you just not do them?
I didn't do anything until dp or someone else was around to hold ds. I didn't ever get the hang of the sling, and it was HOT when he was really little (Ohio in August). So I sat and held him, or nursed him. We also had family come over occasionally, so that helped.
I forgot that he was almost always happy in the stroller (he could face me). That was the only reliable way to be able to put him down! Interestingly, I could pretty easily GO anywhere, and he was happy. He could sit for 30 minutes while a friend and I had lunch.
When he was 4 months old, a friend gave me an excersaucer, and that thing was fabulous! He liked it. I had a little more time after that.
I felt quite lucky to have a dp who also felt that holding ds when he wanted held, was vastly more important than a clean house. Actually, dp would often remind me that this stage was so short, and that I should just forget about cleaning and enjoy holding him.
But so far he's been a relatively easy toddler/preschooler, so I'm happy with that trade off