Justine - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
So, I am a stay at home mom to a 8 month old and my little boy is the busiest baby ive ever met. Part of me thinks i spoil him to much, the other part of me thinks i dont do enough.
I play with him most of the day, but i cant just sit here and make funny faces at him and chase him around so he doesnt hurt himself ALL day! When i put him down(in his play pin or walker) to have me time, he either cries his head off, or he's absolutely bored, and also he feels so trapped! He has the same toys day to day, and i feel theres more i can do with him, but at the same time i'm exausted.
If anyone has any suggestions for activities i can do with him that both him and I can both enjoy, please help. Also, how do i find a balance? Some moms think babies need to find independence, and i dont agree or disagree with that. I just dont know how to make him independent.