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If The Shower Won’t Work
"I have tried to take my daughter in the shower with me but she screams the whole time. So now I bring her and a couple of toys in the bathroom and shut the door. She will play on the floor with her toys while I shower. I poke my head out to talk to her and check up on her. (My bathroom is totally secure with cabinet and toilet locks.)"
~ Parent Soup member THE MOA
"I have completely baby-proofed my children’s rooms, so when it’s time for me to shower I usually put up a baby gate to keep them in their room. They have buckets of toys that I rotate so they are entertained. Then I take a quick shower--it is not ideal, but it gets the job done."
~ Parent Soup member AirStad
Enlist Barney’s Help
"If I absolutely have to shower when the boys are up and around, I put in their favorite Barney tape. This gives me 20 minutes or so to rinse off and change clothes (mine are now 19 months)."
~ Parent Soup member Kw1296
Different Things Will Work at Different Times
"I do different things with my 11-month-son: sometimes I bring him in the bathroom with me, give him some toys and close the door (it has been baby-proofed). Our shower has a glass door so I can see him and he can see me. Some days I bring him in the shower with me. Still he screams and cries through most of it. So other days I just wait until my husband gets home. Sorry I'm not more help but I just wanted you to know you're not alone, you sweaty, flat-haired, no make-up creature."
~ Parent Soup member BurnettJB