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My dd is growing so fast - which is great, but she's outgrown her bouncy chair, which is where she would sit during my shower. I don't really want to buy an exersaucer or jumperoo since I wouldn't use it much, and she's 20 pds already, so I don't know how long they would last.<br><br>
What do you do with dc when you shower/need to put them down? She plays on a blanket in the other rooms, but our bathroom is hard tile and I worry about doing that in there.
 

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I put a play pen in front of the bathroom door and kept the door open. Then I'd shower while she played with toys. I peek around and let her know that I was there every other minute or so. It usually worked except for really fussy days. Otherwise dump some bath toys on the bottom of the shower, face her the opposite direction of the shower water. Mine would play while I showered. Hope this helps some, good luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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what about the fisher price infant to toddler rocker/bouncy seat? she would fit in that -my 30 lb toddler still can be strapped in! i found one second hand, but they are pretty cheap new at target.
 

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or her infant car seat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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does she sit and crawl?<br><br>
My dd plays in the bathroom while I shower. She loves to stand by the front of the shower and watch me. Sometimes, she likes to stick her arm in. Just becareful though, cuz one time when she was shorter, she reached in further than she could reach with her feet still on the floor and flipped into the shower landing on her back.
 

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FWIW, our whole house is hard tile, and we've had no issues yet. Just get a thick blankie.<br><br>
Is she long? Her weight shouldn't exceed the excersaucer limit, it goes by length. If you pick one up second-hand she may enjoy it.<br>
Sorry, I know you said you didn't want one, but that's all I could think of.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what about the fisher price infant to toddler rocker/bouncy seat? she would fit in that -my 30 lb toddler still can be strapped in! i found one second hand, but they are pretty cheap new at target.</div>
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ohhhh, i have one of those. i got it at target for around $26 or $27. it was well worth it. this is what we use during shower time. ds stays very content and doesn't really even notice that neither of us is in sight...he likes to pull the little cow's handle.
 

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Running around the bathroom (if it's safe enough) is a great idea. I forgot to mention that because we have two cat boxes in our bathroom, so that was out of the question for us.
 

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I have one of these<br><br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/601-1650369-6831322?_encoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0002ZOI9W" target="_blank">infant/toddler rocker</a><br><br>
Even my 6 year old likes sitting in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I always just bring them in the shower with me. Either in my arms or a mesh sling, or when they could sit in one of those tub seats that suction to the bottom of the tub.
 

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I put a thick blanket on our bathroom floor, some interesting toys and just talked to her through my shower, playing peek-a-boo occasionally. She liked being on her tummy, so I just put her on her tummy before she could sit well.<br><br>
OR<br><br>
I took her in the shower in our solarveil ring sling.<br><br>
Now, at 9 months, she *demands* to join me in the shower, so the decision is made for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dd is growing so fast - which is great, but she's outgrown her bouncy chair, which is where she would sit during my shower. I don't really want to buy an exersaucer or jumperoo since I wouldn't use it much, and she's 20 pds already, so I don't know how long they would last.<br><br>
What do you do with dc when you shower/need to put them down? She plays on a blanket in the other rooms, but our bathroom is hard tile and I worry about doing that in there.</div>
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I always just lay something soft on the bathroom floor and set them down on that, a fluffy blanket on top of the floor mat etc.
 

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When dd was itty bitty I would push her bassinet by the bathroom door, and then shower. Then I started using a playpen, but she loves baths so I usually let her set in the bottom of the tub while I shower now, she is 10 months and sets up fine. She enjoys it. And I get to bathe.
 

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What about some type of exersaucer? Those have tons of fun toys on them.<br><br>
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My kids just loved their exersaucer to bits.<br>
THey got really tired of lying down and playing before they could sit up on their own. but the exersaucer can give them short periods of upright play and help strengthen their back/neck muscles. I started using them around 4-5 months and my kids used them a lot at first and then as soon as they could sit without support for longer periods they were happier on the floor. But I still used them off and on to keep baby in one safe place when it wasnt safe to leave him on the open floor.<br>
Joline
 
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