How do you get time alone ?

Rebecca - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Im a breastfeeding mum & I have to take my baby everywhere with me, my express machine is no good & even then my baby doesnt want a bottle or a dummy... it seems that I am unable to leave my baby with anyone unless sleeping & even then its just my husband...

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I also know what you mean.at this stage its hard to get anlone time as they depend on you so much...but if you can which i know is hard remember that its just a stage and in a couple of months when your baby has more of a fuller tummy you can then be confident that he/she wont be hungury whilst you are out...I promise it wont be this bad for long..good luck..:-)

Arwen - posted on 09/08/2009

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In small spurts when baby is napping. LOL I didn't get any alone time till I weaned my daughter.

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Lorraine - posted on 09/08/2009

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well i am definitely in the same boat as you. all i can say is to keep a sane mind and realize that it's okay to have your home in shambles at least one day a week. i know that i have to tell myself that. i am trying to hold off as long as i can to stay home with my little one and it gets harder everyday. there is so many things that i want to do and never seem to have enough time for any thing. well let know how things go. i say feed the baby as soon as your hubby gets home and then hand the little one off. go to a store and shop or at least just look around. i know that what they tell me at least. good luck!

Lorraine - posted on 09/08/2009

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well i am definitely in the same boat as you. all i can say is to keep a sane mind and realize that it's okay to have your home in shambles at least one day a week. i know that i have to tell myself that. i am trying to hold off as long as i can to stay home with my little one and it gets harder everyday. there is so many things that i want to do and never seem to have enough time for any thing. well let know how things go. i say feed the baby as soon as your hubby gets home and then hand the little one off. go to a store and shop or at least just look around. i know that what they tell me at least. good luck!

Anna - posted on 09/08/2009

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I know what you mean. You don't really get much time alone for a while. But in a few months their tummies grow a bit so they can take more milk at a time and go for longer between feeds. My baby is 9 months old and it's only recently I find I can take an hour for myself to go for a walk or something. The only thing I can suggest is ask for more help from your husband or someone else close to you. Also, put yourself before the cleaning sometimes so you don't burn out. I mean, some things really can't wait but many can. I have had to lower my standards on a few domestic issues, like I used to love cooking elaborate meals and baking everything from scratch but sometimes now I just have to settle for opening a packet. It's sad but I'd go crazy otherwise. Have you tried wearing your baby in a sling? That way you can get some things done while keeping her happy.

Arwen - posted on 09/08/2009

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Oh, I know what you mean! I am remembering back to a 3 month old child now... My husband helped a lot with the chores. He'd wash, I'd fold and put up. Stuff like that. But yeah, you sound like just a big a clean freak as me. There is less time for people like us. LOL

When she was really little, I would work while she slept, and I would use the 45+ minutes she needed to nurse to chill out and watch TV, read, or surf the web. I had a break like that every 3 hours or so. Later in the day when things were done, I'd have my alone time while she slept.

I weaned my daughter completely by 19 months. I started at 18 months. When they know enough to set the Boppy on your lap and point to your chest, it's time! Since then, my mom has volunteered to keep her for a day a week.

Rebecca - posted on 09/08/2009

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I wish, in that time Im cleaning, organising, computering, & did I mention cleaning ? LOL What age was your daughter when you weaned her ?

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