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How do you manage to get your shower?

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chicca Wed 18-May-05 16:30:09

Assuming we're not all scummy mummies (although hygiene is not the priority it once was), what do you do with your baby/child while you grab a shower in the morning??

expatinscotland Wed 18-May-05 16:31:58

take it at night after wee one goes to bed? i take mine in the morning before she gets up, but night works for some.

fairydust Wed 18-May-05 16:32:20

take dd into the bathroom with me - she sits on her little stool and looks at a book

chicca Wed 18-May-05 16:34:10

fairydust,that sounds idyllic!

elsmommy Wed 18-May-05 16:34:33

I haven't got a shower so I have to have a bath! I take dds (19mths) clothes off and put her cd on to keep her happy. When I've washed my a hair and that I get her in with me. When she was little I used to put her in her bouncer in the bathroom!!

Nemo1977 Wed 18-May-05 16:34:53

i tend to get shower of a night when ds goes to bed. If i get one in the morning he either ends up in with me or leaning over side of bath trying to get

charleepeters Wed 18-May-05 16:35:30

i put ds in his baby walker and shut the bathroom door so he cant escape!

Bugsy2 Wed 18-May-05 16:35:36

Still enjoy my shower with my youngest (3) either in it with me or chatting to me around the curtain. If I want to be in the bathroom on my own, it has to be after the children's bedtime.

flum Wed 18-May-05 16:37:42

1. Leave in cot to play, sleep, scream
2. Bring in bathroom to play (before they are dressed or they end up soaked)
3. have relaxing bath after baby bedtime

misdee Wed 18-May-05 16:39:10

let them watch tv in the living room wh8ilst i go for a shower.

but then we do live i na bungalow.

chicca Wed 18-May-05 16:42:27

At the moment I put him in cot with toys (he starts sleeping there at night but then comes in with us)but he's getting bored/restless with that one.

Charleepeters, doesn't ds try and destroy the entire bathroom from his walker? My DS does

Calmriver Wed 18-May-05 16:42:47

Dd used to sit in her car seat in bathroom, while I showered singing all her favourite songs, ie.Dingle Dangle Scarecrow etc.

Now, sit her in her high-chair chair, outside the door, so she can watch me.

Hygiene seems to disappear for a while from top priority doesn't it. MAkes you feel 'HORRIBLE'

WideWebWitch Wed 18-May-05 16:44:07

Dp looks after then while I'm in the bathroom and vice versa. If he's gone to work early then I take dd into the bathroom with me and she plays on the floor while I shower or ds (7yo) looks after her for 10 minutes.

triceratops Wed 18-May-05 16:45:26

We had the bouncer in the bathroom. Now ds stands outside the shower demanding that I draw pictures of dinosaurs on the steamy door.

PuffTheMagicDragon Wed 18-May-05 16:47:15

I put ds1(nearly 4) and ds2 (22 months) in the bath, wash their hair etc. Then I clean the bathroom while they are playing.

Then I get in the bath with them, let some of the water out and stand under the shower bit.

Once I've showered, I take ds2 out, keep the bathroom door open, leaving ds1 to play under the shower.

I sit on the landing with ds2, with ds1 in sight as I'm sat next to the open bathroom door, and I dry mine and ds2's hair while he plays with some toys.

Once me and ds2 are ready, I get ds1 out of the bath and dry his hair.

I have a stairgate at the top of the stairs and high locks on all the bedroom doors, so the landing is completely safe.

This is the only way I manage to stay clean! I've tried having a bath or shower at night but ds1 is a light sleeper and he always wakes up.

clary Wed 18-May-05 16:55:25

Crikey mine are eating their breakfast downstairs while I have a bath in the am.
Does that make me a bad mummy? the oldest is nearly 6 mind you. But the baby is only 2.
Have never subscribed to that edict “never leave your baby unattended”, well not since having number 2 anyway!

highlander Wed 18-May-05 21:06:24

during his morning nap

motherinferior Wed 18-May-05 21:07:26

Quite often, while they're in the bath in the evenings. It's a nice thing to do.

moondog Wed 18-May-05 21:09:52

Always had it with dd (easiest was as was mostly on my own with her for three years.) Started doing the same with ds too. Finding bathtime a terrific bore, tbh and bad for the back.

Surfermum Wed 18-May-05 21:09:53

We had a playpen so she went in there while I showered. She's now 2 and we've just taken it down, so it's either before she's up or with her peeping round the shower curtain and getting soaked.

MrsDoolittle Wed 18-May-05 21:09:54

I'm with flum. Unfortunately all to often it's the first one when we all wake up!

Shazzler Wed 18-May-05 21:10:03

When mine were little I took their bouncy chairs in the bathroom when I was in the shower.

When they got older I would make sure they were safe somewhere then take the baby monitor in the bathroom with me so I could hear any problem.

roisin Wed 18-May-05 21:10:50

Wow Clary, that's very impressive. Mine are getting quite independent now in the mornings, but they always seem to be at each others throats if we leave them unattended for more than 60 seconds over breakfast

In answer to the original question, my alarm goes off 20 mins before theirs. So I get up, shower and dress before they surface.

Donbean Wed 18-May-05 21:11:39

I do the same as puff and lock stair gates and let him play on the landing.
Now he is a bit older (22 months) he stands at the sink cleaning his teeth while im showering so he is in the room with me.
Its just occurred to me that its ages since ive had to move the loo brush and loo roll and stuff so that he can mess with them.Life really does get easier the older they get doesnt it! LOL

bonym Wed 18-May-05 21:13:10

I either have it before dh goes to work so that he can look after the baby, or I sit her in her bouncy chair in the bathroom.

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