i'm a stay at home mom and i have one baby who is 4 months old. my DH has long hours at work but when he comes home at around 7pm, he plays with our son as much as he can. on weekends we have family and friends coming over so our baby gets plenty of attention. then on weekdays its just me and him. i try to get my house chores done when he's sleeping. when he's up i play with him but i don't do any work. i like to stay near him.
ok so here's my question. coming back to the part when he's up. i do play with him, but ofcourse i also get tried after 2-3 hours of non-stop cooing and laughing and singing him ABC's. so i just put him next to me and i watch a couple of online shows on my laptop. after every 5-10 mins i do look at him and smile/talk for a bit. but he's just lying there looking around. i feel so sorry for him. he's too small to play with toys now (he doesn't seem interested in his bouncers, toys or jumperoos). so the time he's just lying there... is he being neglected ? i do play with him. i feed him on time, change his diapers on time, bathe him everyday.. also play with him after every hour or so for 2+ hours. but i need a break too. so am i neglecting him when i'm taking a break from him?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by kjrn79 at 7:05 PM on Jan. 21, 2011
No... he'd go nuts too if you were only playing with him for 12 hours a day!! He needs some time to look around an just "be". I used to talk to my kids like I was watching TV with them... they have no clue at this age but they hear my voice and it's enough so they know they are not alone in the room.
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