How to Do Chores With a Baby
House chores with a baby. . .sounds complicated. But all it takes is a little time and the right tools to master the chore. Babywearing is one way to make house chores with a baby easier — it can help keep your body and your baby safe and happy while aiding you in getting your to-do list done. Read on to learn more about how to do chores with a baby.
How to Do House Chores With a Baby
Table of Contents
- How can I do chores with my newborn?
- How do you carry a baby while doing housework?
- How do I clean my house with a baby?
- How do I do laundry with a baby?
- How do I load the dishwasher with a baby?
- Can I vacuum while holding a baby?
How can I do chores with my newborn?
Many new parents find that doing chores with a newborn can be challenging. However, there are some strategies that can make it easier.
If you can, break up the chores into small tasks that you can finish in short bursts of time. This will be easier on both you and your baby. Try to work around your baby's sleep schedule: if your baby is napping, take advantage of that time to get some chores done. Babywearing can also be helpful since most babies love to be close to their mom or dad, and setting them down while you do chores may result in a lot of screaming. Babywearing allows you to keep your baby close while keeping a hand or two free to conquer your chores.
How do you carry a baby while doing housework?
Baby carriers and wraps are the best way to carry a baby while doing housework. While you can hold them without a carrier or wrap, it can be hard on your body. Well-made baby carriers are designed to support your body while keeping your baby in a safe and seated position. The Tushbaby Carrier is a hipseat carrier that distributes your baby’s weight evenly, allowing you to carry your baby longer and more comfortably...making household chores and other errands a breeze.
How do I clean my house with a baby?
Having a baby in the house can be a joy, but it also means there’s a lot more to clean up. Here are some tips on how to clean your house with a baby:
- Develop a daily cleaning routine and stick to it. This will help you stay on top of the mess and prevent it from getting out of control.
- Get everyone in the family involved in cleaning. Assign specific tasks to each member of the household so that everyone is pitching in.
- Be flexible with your cleaning schedule. Some days you may not be able to do as much as you would like, and that's okay. Just pick up where you left off the next day.
- Take advantage of naptime and bedtime. Cleaning while your baby is sleeping is one of the best ways to complete your chores and take time for yourself.
- Try babywearing. Wearing your baby can keep your hands free and your baby happy. Sounds like the perfect formula for getting house chores done!
How do I do laundry with a baby?
Laundry is a chore most parents do regularly, and it’s not a chore that can easily be put off. Babywearing can help you get laundry done with a baby, but it can still be challenging. While you’re physically loading, unloading, and switching laundry, it’s best to be baby-free. While folding and organizing laundry, babywearing can make the task much easier. You can also consider clearing a place to fold clothes in the baby nursery. If your baby will allow you to put them down, the nursery is usually a safe place to do so with safe distractions. You can also enlist the help of older kids or your partner to fold and put away the laundry while you attend to the baby.
Lastly, be sure to stock up on laundry detergent and other supplies, so you don't have to make extra trips to the store when you're already pressed for time.
How do I load the dishwasher with a baby?
Many parents find loading the dishwasher with a baby difficult, as they are constantly trying to keep the baby entertained while still getting the job done. Another struggle is that the kitchen is usually not the safest space to set your baby down. Again, the answer here is babywearing. If you are limited on help and need to load the dishwasher, strap on your baby carrier and tackle the job. Additionally, try to keep all detergent and other cleaning supplies out of the baby's reach.
Can I vacuum while holding a baby?
You absolutely can vacuum while holding a baby, but you should enlist some extra support to ensure your body is safe. Baby carriers can give your body the support it needs so you can get all household chores done safely.
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Not only do you have to care for your child constantly, but you also have to find ways to get things done around the house.
Balancing both can be incredibly challenging, but the Tushbaby Carrier can help. The Tushbaby Carrier features a supportive seat that puts babies' hips in the “M” position to support healthy hip growth. In addition to its comfort and support, it offers 4 carry positions and 5 storage pockets. If you’ve ever experienced sore and tired arms from carrying your baby on your side, you need the Tushbaby Hip Seat Carrier. Just imagine the same experience without the pain.