Handling a 7 month old..
April 22, 2007 7:50am CST
I was wondering how parents of 2 under 2 or someone around that area handle their baby when they were pregnant? My son has been so active and super-clingy lately that it's draining the life out of me. Now I can just imagine bringing home this new baby with an overly active 11 month old. How do you guys do it? What should I do with him during the days that he wants to play and crawl around the house, and all I want to do is take a nap?
• United States
23 Apr 07
I feel your pain. I'm 22 and have three kids ages 5,2, and 9 months. Its tough girl but us super moms dont really have a choice. I dont know what kind of support system you have going but i didnt have any! My husband is army and is deployed a lot and our family isnt here, so here are my suggestions... First, cleaning the house everyday is not as important as it used to be. Leave it if you want! it's not going anywhere. Instead of cleaining up a your little ones nap time, just sit on the couch and veg. maybe have some snacks that you dont have to share with your little vulture lol. At night instead of staying up later after you put your baby down for the night, just goto bed with him! dont try and have your "me time" because at this point its all about the sleep and rest. Then he next dat after you got extra sleep it wont be as bad with being fatigued. Just try and keep him occupied with little things that dont involve much effort from you. im not saying neglect him but maybe just to lay in your bed and read a book or watch tv together. i know babies wont sit still for that long. My best trick. Put them in the highchair with some snacks for a bit when you need a serious break!
22 Apr 07
hi tristansmommy, we both have the same question. Me, I have a 10 mo.old baby girl. She's so active and yet learning to walk is now her activity. My olny break and rest is when she take her nap or if she plays with her papa the whole weekend. its me eunixia