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I have a toddler and just gave birth to a new baby. Please someone explain to me how to fit in a shower with two very young children? I need immediate tips if I’m ever going to be clean again.

6 Responses to i want to be clean

  • Jen says:

    Hi. congrats on your new soft and squishy sweet baby.

    I have four small children.

    My advice to you is strap the baby in his/her bouncy seat, put them next to the shower, strip down fast, wash off fast, even if they are crying, it is only for a few minutes… now for the toddler. If you trust them, put on a cartoon and give them some snacks to keep them out of trouble for a few moments. If you dont, put them in the bathroom with you. Showering makes you feel so much better, its worth the hassle. If all that doesn't work, wait until your hubby is home and shower in the evenings. Good luck!!

  • i have a 3 year old and a 6 month old, very familiar with the shower craving. take them at night after your toddler goes to bed and when your partner is home caring for the infant. take a super long, really hot shower every night. even if you are so tired you think your eyes might fall out. it is worth it. good luck and it gets easier i promise!

  • Kristen M says:

    I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 20 month old. I started giving them quiet time in the morning. They each play in their rooms for about a half hour to an hour. It takes a little training but it is worth it. My older daughter plays in her room and my youngest in her crib. They both really like it so when they do not have it, my older one will ask for it.

  • Kristen M says:

    Okay… a little more about what I said… I did not mean to suggest that a newborn have quiet time but when she naps in the morning, you can train your toddler to have a little time to play in her room. Obviously, you want to make it fun so allow her to have toys that are age appropriate and safe. I realize that you may not have lots of space in your place so if they share a room, maybe you could have your toddler enjoy a Sesame Street or other educational video. We have lots of space so my children really enjoy playing in their rooms. If you want more information about this, let me know. I think showering and taking a few moments for yourself is important for you and your little ones.

  • Diane says:

    Bless you woman! My last two are thirteen months apart (I have 4 total). I don't remember bathing the first two years – it's really all a big blur.The little ones are now 2 and 3 – over the hump almost. I do remember the precious time of the day when they were both sleeping. Do not do any chores, like laundry or kitchen clean up! Shower, read, listen to your music on your ipod, have a 10 minute sanity break. Best wishes!

kelcey kintner