17 month old and I get bored at home. We end up spending $$$

Liz - posted on 03/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is very needy and wants my attention 24/7. I need ideas of what we can do around the house. I am always trying to clean, etc.. anyone have a schedule that is working with a baby 17 months or so that is working? She is on a good nap schedule which is 12:30 to 3ish. She is extremely cranky from 4 to 6. What should I do with her?

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Kayla - posted on 03/17/2012

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My daughter gets like that too, and has since she was old enough to walk. When she wakes up from her nap I find it helps it she has a snack right away. That usually keeps her from being so cranky in between waking up from her nap and dinner time. Also, have her help you with all your cleaning, laundry and making dinner. She can sit on the counter and help you with small things. My daughter just loves to help, and even though its takes me 3 times as long to do anything, it is okay because she is happy.If it's nice out you can make it a routine to go for a walk after her nap, or colour. At that age my daughter loved to finger paint. Look online too for different craft ideas for small children.

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