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Should I be entertaining my 8mo?

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Bumperlicioso Thu 02-Jun-11 13:34:32

Dd2 is at a really lovely age where she has just started crawling and is happy to spend ages eating grass exploring her environment and chewing on laptop cables playing with random shoes things. This is leaving me time to mumsnet get on with housework. Obviously I'm interacting with her still and making sure she isn't getting into too much trouble.

Is it ok to let her get on with it and enjoy the fact that she can spend 20 minutes playing with a whisk before I have to spend my days being Captain Barnacles or Dora The Frigging Explorer?

swash Thu 02-Jun-11 15:35:49

Yes absolutely. If you interact with her the whole time she will never leave you alone - learning to self-entertain is beneficial for the child and is crucial part of development I would have thought. And by god, it is good for the parents.

Selks Thu 02-Jun-11 15:42:28

Enjoy! smile

Bumperlicioso Thu 02-Jun-11 16:02:53

Thanks smile

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