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Shower

HI mommies! I have a 17 month old boy! throughout our day he is very active and Im lucky if I can ever get him down for a nap. So.... How am I supposed to take a shower???? I need to cuz I gotta get to work but he is just into everything!!! What do I do?

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Don't people shower at night, before bed anymore? This seems like a foreign concept to many people I have talked to. I would never dream of getting into my clean bed at night with a dirty body. Ick. And for those occasions where two showers a day are called for, I would put my child in a playpen.

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I put mine in a playpen or their crib. I never liked taking a shower with my babies they get too slippery and I was afraid of dropping them. Also when you get out of theshower you need to get them dryed and wrapped in a towel while you stand there all wet and freezing.

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I had a playpen in my room and would leave the bathroom door open so that I could hear.

I would also get a shower in before hubby left for work. Even if that meant getting up at 3:30a.

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I get up before my kids to make sure I get a shower in most days.......if they wake up early I'm screwed (as I sit here in my robe typing!)

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Put him in his crib while you shower , or in his room with a gate across the door.

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I shower before my 17 month old wakes or during her nap (after lunch), or just let her play in the bathroom while I am in there....

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I put mine in a playpen or their crib. I never liked taking a shower with my babies they get too slippery and I was afraid of dropping them. Also when you get out of theshower you need to get them dryed and wrapped in a towel while you stand there all wet and freezing.

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I had a playpen in my room and would leave the bathroom door open so that I could hear.

I would also get a shower in before hubby left for work. Even if that meant getting up at 3:30a.

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when my daughter was that young i'd have my parents watch her while i showered. if i was the only one home, she'd come in teh bathroom with me. we'd sing songs and play. take his favorite toy in there. my daughter loved playing peekaboo with teh shower curtain, lol. i can't put her in the shower with me because i like my water scalding hot. now that she's older i'll put on a movie for her to watch while i shower. but over half the time she'll end up in the bathroom cause i leave the door cracked just incase she needs me, lol

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Gated area, playpen or crib would definitely NOT work for my 2 yr old escape artist Daughter! This kid has escaped out of everything! She can climb like a monkey! Best purchase I've ever made was a cheap little $30 high chair from Walmart that we keep in our bedroom for when it's my shower time. My Daughter gets a few little safe toys and treats on her tray and she is safely STRAPPED in while I take my shower:) If I really want to push it and blow dry my hair, I give her a mini slow melt popsicle (by the "popsicle" brand and found in every store, made for Toddlers) and that keeps her happy and occupied for another good 10 mins or so!

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Put him in the shower with you. He wont stay in his crib I take it? If your bathroom is baby proofed you could just let him stay on the bathroom floor with some toys while you do a 5 minute shower with the bathroom door locked so he cant escape.
I see you are in Lomita.
I grew up in Harbor City :)

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Don't people shower at night, before bed anymore? This seems like a foreign concept to many people I have talked to. I would never dream of getting into my clean bed at night with a dirty body. Ick. And for those occasions where two showers a day are called for, I would put my child in a playpen.

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Put him in a gated area.. In his totally child proofed room with the door closed, strapped into his high chair with toys on the tray, before he wakes up in the morning or after he goes to sleep at night.

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run a shallow bath, just a few inches of water... and while that is going... get your stuff together (clothes, etc) and hop in the bath with him! Use a plastic cup to rinse your hair, and a quick scrub down with a "scrubbie" or washcloth with some baby shampoo for him! You'll both get clean, he'll have a blast, and you won't have to worry about how to fit it in! You might even have a surprising amount of fun splashing in the tub with your little boy, that you'll have to schedule extra time in your day just to do it!

-M.

I got one of those sponges you put in the bathtub for them to stand on and put them in with me. Sometimes I'd give them soap crayons to color on the walls. Only way I got showered and shaved every day if they didn't nap. Saved time to get us all clean when we had to go places too.

My kids & I showered together. Time saver and problem solved!!

My solution was to take babe into the shower with me! She sat on the floor and played while I washed. Mine was not a napper either. I know it would be preferable to have a few moments privacy - but.....

I always shower at night after I put my son to bed. It's great not having to worry about it in the morning, plus I'm totally uninterrupted.

Put him in the shower with you.

I brought the kids in with me. I put up anything I didn't want them to get into, brought in some toys, and shut them in the bathroom while I took my shower.

Won't he just stay in his crib for 10 or 15 minutes?

I used to make sure I was up first and get the shower/hair thing over with before my son was awake...

I used to take my shower with the little ones in there , they have fun and you get clean. Or else if he stays in the pack n play, just bring it in the bathroom or in front of the open door, that way you can keep an eye on him.

Hello A.! I just put the baby in the shower with me. Make sure it's baby-proofed, you know, no shampoo bottles or razors in reach, etc. Put some of his bath toys toward the back of the tub and take a quick shower! Try it out. Hope this works for you.

i would shower with my son that way i got both over with at once (and most times i had my daughter with us) or i would shower after he went to bed. i shower at night because i don't like sleeping on dirty sheets.

Put some toys in the bathroom floor and shower with him in the bathroom with you.

D.

I've known women who would take their toddlers into the shower with them, either to stand in there with mama, or wear the child in a sling. Not sure how safe the sling would be should mama slip though. Can you take a bath with him? Get you both clean at the same time?

I will take a shower in the spare bedrooms shower. The room is small enough to where I can always keep an eye on him playing in there. Sometimes I will close the door in the bathroom part and bring him in there to roam around too.

Take him in the shower with you. Not ideal, but it has been a fact of motherhood for me since the day my daughter was born (3 & 1/2 years ago).

I would wait until my husband was home, or when my son was asleep at night. He is 2.5 years old now, and I can squeeze in a shower when he is playing by himself and really into it (this has only happened a couple of times) or I sit him in front of the tv for a few minutes. It does get better, when they can occupy themselves for a little bit.

Also, when my son was younger we made his room a completely safe space for him. That way we could just close him up in it to get something done really quick or sleep in there while he played, and he couldn't get hurt.

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