Hi all, I've posted before but mostly lurk as I have very little experience and am trying to learn!
My LO is 7 months old, and can no longer safetly stay in the bouncer seat while I shower. I can't shower when he naps because we cosleep for naps and bedtime so he will not sleep without me. I am a single Mama (widow) so waiting until someone else is home is not an option. Any suggestions? I've tried the pack n play but he usually cries and I hate doing that to him!
or, depending on how active he is, he might be content to sit on the floor of the shower and play with some water toys while you shower.
we have always taken DS in the bath or shower with us just because it's quicker and easier.
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A good shower is crucial. I hope you find something that works.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I showered with my son. I would fill up the whale tub and put him in it while I showered. The water in the whale stayed warm and he was able to get some water falling on him too. I also made sure to buy a gripper for the bottom of our tub, and once he grew out of sitting and splashing in the whale, I put him on the floor in the bathtub, fill it with a bit of water, move the shower head so it wasn't spraying him in the face. Once I was done showering, I would get out, dry off, change (all while keeping a close eye on him) and then get him out since he was having so much fun in the water. I still do this, and he is two and a half. I have seen some folks recently put laundry baskets in their bathtub with children to keep them a bit more contained. And when someone comes over, take an additional longer shower. Sorry for your loss.
Once she started sitting up she learned to scooch down and sit on my feet and will purposely do that for the warmer water even now at 13 months. I don't always wash her when she tales a shower with me but I feel better knowing she's safe while I stock up on some me time
She is also my only LO that LOVES water and baths/showers so IDK if that goes together!!!
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