It’s the small things in life that add up to make a big difference, right?! Especially these days since a baby has many small advancements every day.
Well, yesterday, I won! I really needed to take a shower and I didn’t get a chance to before MH left. I’ve previously almost always either had a grandparent around to watch Roo or I’ve gotten up to do it before MH leaves for work.
I put the Nap N.anny on the floor by the sink where I’d be able to see her the entire time I was in the shower. I didn’t make a big deal of it when I put her in. I kept talking to her about everything I was doing and before I knew it, I had taken a very fast shower!! By the time I was out, she was crying and ready for me to pick her up without giving me a chance to put any make-up on or do anything except put my hair into a pony tail but I still showered!! I was proud of myself 🙂
Next time, I’ll probably let her cry a little longer but keep talking to her and do my make-up. I need to encourage her to know she’s fine to hang out on her own when I’m right there.
The women in my mom’s group have talked about bathing or showering with their little ones. I need to learn how to do that safely and then we can get two things done at the same time 🙂
I know she’s 16 weeks old but I’ve gotten a lot of help and her adjusted age is just 9 weeks, so I don’t feel so bad about getting a late start in this area 😉
What do you do with your little one when you get ready? Do you bathe or shower with your baby? How do you do it safely?