I feel like i run out of patience with my 13 month old. Any ideas on how to deal with being with him for 14 hours with no help and keep sanity??

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Alicia - posted on 08/31/2011

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my daughter just turned 2, shes very vocal, and has a HUGE vocabulary. i almost wish i could go back to 13 months, she was entertained so easily. haha now just takes more things during the day. im a firm believer in playing outside!! i moved some of my daughters bigger toys (kitchen, cars) outside its a new scene and she can run and get tired while i relax and enjoy the weather. try not to let little things bother you, as your child gets older its only going to get worse!

Tamyra - posted on 08/31/2011

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I try to keep my daughter busy with activities. They usually get crazy if they get bored. I will sit and read to her and then go do something in the house that I need to do. Then I go back and do another activity with her. It keeps her from getting bored and I have quality time with her and get things in the house done. It also make my day go by quicker. Hang in there.

Montana - posted on 08/31/2011

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when there are no more options I let my son play in the bathtub. He loves it n he will play from anywhere from a half hour to an hour. When he gets out he is relaxed and ready to move on to something else :)

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We all can get tired at times when having children but just have to get creative. Find ways to interact with him and wear him out that way he takes a nap and you get some alone you time! Kids will be kids and we as parents just have to understand that and find ways to deal with the things they do and not drive ourselves crazy in the process!

Katherine - posted on 08/31/2011

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How can you run out of patience? He's 14 months old!!!
Mom groups help, but they won't keep you busy all day long. I mean you DID choose to have this child, and be a SAHM. I know it's hard but try having 2, 0r 3, 0r 4........
One child can do a lot. You can take him on nature walks, take him to the zoo, the museum, endless possibilities!
At home, play games. I guess I'm not clear on what you mean you've run out of patience.

Alison - posted on 08/30/2011

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I agree with Emma--MOMs groups only run about $25/yr. Plus, if you have a playpen you could stick him in it when you need a break. He might not be a huge fan at first, but it will give you a break from chasing him and he can become accustomed to entertaining himself a little. I know this probably sounds weird, but listening to water run really calms me down. I've taken my kids into the bathroom before and let them play with toys and a little inflatable tub on the floor while the shower water runs or gotten the mirrors all steamed up and let them draw on them. It's kind of a change of scene. My daughter loves baths too. :O)

Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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Play dates! It's hard when they don't walk confidently yet but can still get into everything and want attention :(

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