I personally used to give them an activity next to me. They learned that I am still right there, but they were doing something on their own. Like if I was cooking in the kitchen I would give them an empty pot and plastic spatulas or something like that. They weren't sure at first, but got used to doing things on their own. And I was able to get my arms back to myself.
at 10:24 AM on Oct. 27, 2008