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Hihi mummies.. any tips on how to handle babies when they start to crawl? i used to put my baby on the rocker now she is mobile she no longer like to be "trap" there.. i need to cook and clean up the house since i'm alone at hm in the day and i've pets too.. help help..
Put your baby in the playpen while you do house chores
ya. buy a fence to keep baby playing inside or put the baby in playpen or cot or you carry her hehe. as in sling the baby
i dont mind using a walker if my house is big enough. hehe. cant use now cos house too small! she no space to walk!
Last edited by CanCanMum; 08-06-2009 at 11:44 AM.
i dont live in sg so im not too sure where to buy but then i heard those baby shops should sell. dont know how much also.. its like a fence thinggy... or if space allows, you can baby proof one rm and let her play inside. not very easy though.
yes use bottom of the playpen. use damp cloth to wipe can . but some baby dosent like to be trap inside the playpen cos its small.. got to see how your baby takes to it. my girl have not start crawling but i plan to just put her in the playpen and see how. my turn will come soon anyway since she is already 7.5mths lol.
rocker can be for any age up to 18mths for some n up to 3-4yrs old for some. as long as your baby is willing to be strap inside then ok. your hubby didnt think far enough maybe. you r right, there are tables, chairs etc etc n baby will easily bump their head onto those furnitures so keeping them in a safe area to play isnt a bad idea...unless you r those who believe baby wont learn if they dont fall? then go ahead n let them fall so they will learn what is dangerous n what is not? hehe
If i need to get something done around the house, i'll either leave her in her cot (which she'll scream usually, so i dont do it often) or leave her in her room (door closed coz she'll crawl out in no time). I baby-proofed her room and it's full of colourful charts and her toys. I dont give her walker coz my house also no space for her to 'fly' around in it.
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alicia sleeps alone in her own room ?? since when??
Fence about 70 - 100++. Depends on what brand.
Try put the fence to block the baby in the bedroom. Got cupboard get those stick on to prevent corner from hurting the baby. Baby proof the electric plugs, fans etc.
Put toys let baby play but must be sure no small parts to eat.
Depends on the chore that I am doing. If it is simple things like vacumming or washing then I will use the baby carrier. If it is something that could be a danger to my baby like cooking, I will use the play pen.
if wanna put baby in a rm but wanna be able to see baby then can just buy those baby gate. no need fence. baby gate think 40plus got . last time i bought in a shop in tanglin mall but i think many place got sell .
when baby is mobile there are a few ways to "trap" them or keep them occupied while you go busy with things
1) Playpen (like the mummies suggested)
2) walker (if space constraint its quite hard)
3) playmat - those rubber mats with alphabets to lay on floor. But you need to make sure the furnitures/wires do not pose a threat to baby when crawling coz they might pull on for support...
4) mattress - this is what i did, put him in a small room w/o much high furnitures, lay with pillows and bolsters and his favourite soft toys....he play there while i do my household chores, but its not "lasting" perhaps 30-45minutes?
other than that i time my household chores to suit his timing, means when he is taking naps then i quickly do. He takes afternoon nap for 3 hours.
I put my dear daughter in the playpen till now she is 2yrs old when i doing housework. She got used to it. As now she is older, I told her if she walkes around while i sweeping and mopping, she will fall and head pain pain..haha..explained to them that will understand.