Is it ok to take a shower while my son's in the crib sleeping?

Tabytha - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I was curious because I don't feel safe bringing my son with me in the bathroom.. I was wondering when my son is sleeping is it ok to take a shower?

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Stifler's - posted on 02/07/2013

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Yes I always do as soon as they go down I get in the shower or get in and do chores I can't do with them around

Elfrieda - posted on 02/07/2013

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That's the ideal situation! It's also okay to have a quick shower while he's in the crib crying (but safe, fed, changed, etc). Sometimes you just need a shower. If you want to keep him close, there's always the bouncy seat option and then you can talk to him through the shower curtain.

Amy - posted on 02/06/2013

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Yes, Take the monitor in the bathroom with you, that is what I do. That way if she starts to cry, I get the soap off and check on her. It might be the quietest moment of your day :)

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Tammy - posted on 03/09/2013

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If your son can't get out of his crib by himself, then it's safe for you to do anything you want around the house. I do recommend that you take the baby monitor with you, so that you can take an occasional glance at him and hear if he is crying.

Karinne - posted on 03/09/2013

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As long as u lock ur house and either have a monitor or door open heck ya its the only time u can take advantage of it or get a jumper and put him in the doorway

Patricia - posted on 02/20/2013

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Best time to get things done. I would just keep the bathroom door open so I could hear.

Laura - posted on 02/11/2013

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YES! This is the only time you may be able to do it! Otherwise, you may be going without a shower! I just take my monitor in with me and like Robin said, make sure all the doors are locked.

Robin - posted on 02/11/2013

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OF COURSE! I just make sure my doors are locked before I get in the shower. Even if baby cries, they will be safe in their crib.

Stacy - posted on 02/08/2013

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this is the only time I do bathe. When he was younger I tried bringing him to as close to the bathroom as I could, but I ddint feel safe either, I was always afraid he'd start crying, I was a nervous wreck and worried some how he'd get hurt. I couldnt handle that. As soon as I know hes fully asleep I take a quick shower.
I dont see anything wrong with it, I really dont know how anyone does do it when they are awake and its only you there.
Advice I learned the hard way,(agreeing with the others) when they are alseep, that is time for you and things you cant do with them around. I used to put off every single chore until he was alseep (even when he was newborn), I wouldnt sleep exept the few scattered hrs at night and rush to do chores everytime hed sleep during the day. I wore myself out! I was exhausting myself and making matters much worse than they had to be. I did that because i felt bad from taking attention from him when he was awake (new mom) and it took me a while to realize. Now I nap when he naps, if I need it, do chores I cant with him around, and I also take time to sit back and relax and have me time, because that is the only time Ill get it and now realize I will utilize it any chance I can. During the day wiht your chores he can be with you in a carrier, body wrap, bassinet etc Before you know it hell help you with your work while hes alseep just keep the monitor with you and check in and out with him occasionally.

Corey - posted on 02/08/2013

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Absolutely you can. When my daughter was a newborn, I would wait til she was asleep and I would take the monitor into the bathroom with me. I agree with other moms' posts. Definitely best to do what you've got to do in the shower as quickly as you can, in case he wakes up. Another thing you may want to try is putting him in a bouncer and having him in the bathroom with you. That worked for me sometimes too. Good luck!

Kymberly - posted on 02/06/2013

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Run, don't walk, to get into the shower as soon as your little one falls asleep! Dishes and laundry can easily be done with baby in a sling or front carrier so don't be tempted to get other chores out of the way first. With busy days as a stay at home mom, generally the last person you take care of is yourself. Sometimes, even a 5 min. shower can do wonders to mentally and physically fatigued mommies. I invested in a baby monitor with a camera when my 2nd child was born...best investment ever in comparison to the ones that only pick up sounds. When I take showers, I plug the moinitor in so the picture stays on and I have a clear shower curtain liner (behind my more attractive shower curtain that I tie up) which allows me to easily look over and see if my bitty is still snoozing : ) When my boys got a little older and didn't want to separate from mom, being put in a swing or playpen in view of the shower--where I could still be seen through the liner & vice versa-- made a quick shower possible when my kiddo was awake. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing...we may not have the time to fix up but hey, at least we know that we don't stink!

Dove - posted on 02/06/2013

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If he's asleep, you aren't in there long, and you can hear him if he starts crying.... it's fine.

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