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    Default How much time do you spend with your infant during his/her waking hours?

    How much time should I spend with my infant while he's awake? There are times when he is happy to just watch me do the housework and there are times when he definitely wants my attention, so I play with him. Sometimes I feel bad about simply leaving him in the bouncer while I get on with whatever I have to do, but he seems happy enough although I do have to change his environment fairly frequently to keep him happy.

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    If he's happy just watching you let him. My first was pretty cruisy like that, I just put him in whatever room I was in (or outside if I was at the clothesline) and talked to him about what I was doing. Interaction doesn't have to be play all the time, but a lot of housework can be made fun (peek a boo with the washing is a good one).

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    As much as you think he needs and what you're both happy with.. My son likes knowing I'm around and he loves attention but there are times when he's happy playing on his mat by himself. It's not easy with 4 kids though. My eldest are at school and kinder so a lot of the time it's just me and the baby.

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    I'm the same, I feel guilty if I leave my DD for 10 minutes to play by herself. Even though she's not fussing, I still feel like I should be interacting with her. It's silly, cause I know I would tell another mother not to worry about it!


 

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