cleaning routine

Louise - posted on 06/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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im a first time stay at home mum. my son is 8weeks old.since i had my son iv been finding it hard to get myself into a routine with the house work. all my friends keep telling me to leave it but i carnt,its embarrasing when friends and family come round and theres pots that need washing,the rug needs hoovering,the floor needs mopping. i hate it. when i finaly put my son down to sleep i try get somthing done but 2moins later my son wakes up and its like that alday.im really finding it hard can someone help please thanks

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Melissa - posted on 06/14/2012

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Baby carrier, moby wrap, sling, etc. Babies like to be close to mom. Baby wearing will help you get the work done you need to do. Babies this age also tend to be soothed by the sound of a vacuum cleaner, so he would probably really enjoy being close to you (in carrier) while you are vacuuming.

Alison - posted on 06/14/2012

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8 weeks is not such a long time. Your baby really needs you and benefits from being close to you. In the coming months, he should be sleeping longer and it will be easier for both of you to get into a routine.

Since he is still tiny, try using a baby carrier while you get some work done. Focus on doing small tasks that will take only 5-10 minutes. When friends and family come, let them entertain him while you do the dishes!

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Louise - posted on 06/14/2012

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thank u for ur comments. im still getting use 2 b in a mum n i fort if i put him in a sling i wud disturb him sleepin but defo guna try thank u both 4 ur help xx

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