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How am I supposed to have a clean house all the time when I have an 8 month old baby girl? Does anyone?

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Asked by LovinMyMikayla at 10:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Have you considered wearing her?

    I really wasn't slowed down by having a baby. I either wore them or found them something to be entertained in. They generally followed me everywhere by that age so it wasn't really an issue. Is your baby really high maintenance or something?

    Answer by munch12502 at 10:45 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • No. Not high maintenance at all... I think it might be in my head that I dont have time, lol. But I always feel like I should be playing with her, and I get sidetracked really easy. So when I start something, I usually start something else before I finish the first thing... then I have lots of half finished things. I have a wrap, but its not really logical for scrubbing floors or vacuuming.... and thats what I am having trouble with. Shes afraid of the vaccuum.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 10:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • My house has seen its better days,lol my 1 year old has had this issue with me getting out of her sight, she will scream an follow me everywhere wanting to be picked up its hard i know but i jus do what i can when i can an forget about the rest hang in there it will get better so the Dr.says,lol, i mean i cant even go potty with out her there,lol!!! good luck!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Mine is 9 months and I certainly don't have a clean house. Although my baby tries to help. He goes around and finds everything possible that he is not supposed to have so that I have to take it away from him and put it away. That's how I clean house.

    Answer by detroit.mommy at 1:10 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • dont feel bad my house is a wreck. everytime she takes a nap i want to take a nap too plus i work at night. so ur not the only one.

    Answer by calliesmommy08 at 2:15 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Thats hilarious detroit mommy... Sounds familiar.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:47 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • You wait until she's old enough to help. haha. I keep the basics claen (dishes, bathrooms, vacuuming) but there are ALWAYS toys everywhere and "clutter" i think it's normal for people who don't have a maid.

    Answer by julipickle at 9:47 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • I do- but I'm a crazy neat freak. And exausted at the end of most days.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 11:14 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • People with little kids have messy houses. I had a spotless house. Now I have three kids and I cannot even begin to keep it neat.

    Answer by kemclaughlin at 11:39 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • What a nice thought, a clean house. I forget what that looks like. My 11 months old is walking, and trying to run around and gets into everything.... Last time my house was clean was probably when he was about 3-4 months old. oops.

    Answer by hoopys19 at 9:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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