Posted: 19/01/2011 at 10:31
I'm hoping someone can give some advice.
My 20 week old is soooo clingy, he just wants to be held all day and I can hardly put him down. I've tried all sorts, he sits in his bumbo in the bathroom while I have a shower which buys me 5 minutes of peace, he has a play mat, a vibrating rocking chair, a door bouncer - he likes them all but will only stay in any one for 5 minutes at a time - I just can't get anything done.
I've tried to get dressed and ready to go out 3 times today but he's screamed so loudly to be picked up that I've given up trying and me and ds1 are still in jammies. I can't bear the sound of him crying any more.
Please don't anyone patronise me by telling me to enjoy the cuddle time (yes, I know that soon enough he'll be too busy for cuddles) and that the housework can wait (believe me, the housework is waiting, the place is a bombsite) but I need to get dressed, get ds1 dressed, prepare meals, wash clothes, check emails and play with ds1 - these are not things that can wait until ds2 gets over the clingy phase. Also a sling isn't much of a solution because my laundry room is too small to fit in with a baby attached and I won't cook or use knives etc while wearing the bambino.
There must be something I can try??