I have a 3 month old baby and we are currently spending our days together alone. MY dh works really long hours so isn't around our LO nearly as much as I am.
Anyhow, lately showering is a real issue for me. I don't want LO to cry but at times feel like there is no other choice. We don't have a bouncy seat, just a swing, which I can't realistically move back and forth from our main floor to our upper floor where the bathroom is located. Atm, my only option is to put LO in his crib and play his music box for as long as possible before jumping in the shower.
I guess my question is: Is it ok if he cries a little while I am showering? I'm really not into the whole "crying it out" thing and yet I don't know what else to do! Any suggestions?
i dont know what to suggest as bouncer in rhe bathroom has saved my life ha! could you buy a cheap bouncer? LO loves the sound of the shower.or maybe you could shower when LO naps? personally, i wouldnt leave baby to cry x
I think it's fine to leave her fussing I her cot. As long as she is fed, changed, burped and doesn't nee anything, 10 mins fussing won't hurt at all. Both my daughters have had a morning nap about 90 mins after waking which usually coincides with me needing a shower. I have found that putting them down awake whilst I shower has resulted in them self settling for a nap any way! Leave the door open and you will definitely hear if the fussing escalates to screaming.
I did a few things to shower when I was alone. Sometimes I would put baby in a swing in the bathroom, sometimes on some bunched up towels laying on the floor, and the odd time I even take him right in the shower with me. He's doesn't love it, but doesn't hate it either. It's just strange to him, I think because he doesn't entirely understand where the water is coming from. If you do that, just be careful because LO will be extremely slippery
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