Its good for them to learn that you are not physically part of them. That you can go away and will always come back. It's just not possible to be with them 100% of the time.
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17-02-2012 11:55 #21
17-02-2012 12:12 #22
No way! I've just had my 5yo home for 2 months over summer and my dd definitely did not get attention 100% (or anywhere near it) of the time when she was awake. Our home is a pretty busy place. If she cries for me, then I go to her, if she's talking, then I'll talk back and generally I'm in the same room watching from afar whilst I cook, clean, read books to my ds, etc, etc, etc. She's a very content bubba most of the time and up until about a month ago her awake time was my favourite time cause she'd happily play on her mat with her toys and goo & gah at them, etc. In the last month since she started rolling more & more she's got a lot more frustrated that she can't crawl, so she's demanding my attention a lot more.
17-02-2012 12:21 #23
Um nope! I have 2 elder children who need my attention too. When I just had dd1 I was happy for her to sit under a mat or lying there eating her hands. I knew cuddles were just a whimper away...
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17-02-2012 12:42 #24Junior Member
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It's just the way it is.. Don't feel guilty it is only natural that you have to do stuff around the house. Just keep her close. She won't mind at this age
17-02-2012 13:02 #25
My DS is very happy to play by himself. I make sure I spend some time every day playing with him on the floor. Otherwise he entertains himself or "helps" me with my housework. I have often felt guilty that I'm not on the floor with him all day doing constructive play - but seriously I would go mental doing that and DS is extremely happy. I'm lucky I don't have a clingy toddler that demands my attention 100% of the time, a friend has a clingy DD and I take my hat off to her!
17-02-2012 13:17 #26
With my children under 6 months I have a carrier and I do the chores around the house wearing bub.
We have a lot of fun and I can't for the life of me think why someone would think that this contact would make him sooky or clingy.
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17-02-2012 13:32 #27
17-02-2012 13:36 #28
I don't have kids yet but I am a nanny and have a load of tiny cousins. Baby carriers are my saviour. Pop them in the ergo and they're happy as Larry and I get stuff done. But if they're happy to play on a mat or coo in the bouncer, then I'm all for that too!
Good luck and enjoy your little one but remember you're important too!
17-02-2012 14:05 #29
It's fine! You can talk to them while your doing things. They need to be content and its good for them to be able to amuse themselves. You need a break too.
17-02-2012 14:21 #30
Nope. He'll be content to be on the floor with toys, in bumbo, jumper etc while I tend to other things. Other times he'll be in the room while I relax and watch him play and talk to him.
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