How to start a schedule and activites to keep baby busy?
Im stay at home with my 6 month old daughter all day. We live in New York so its getting colder now and its not always the best weather to take her outside, but when it is i try to put her in the stroller and walk around the block for 20 minutes or so. Im starting to feel like a bad parent (im also a single parent) because often times to get things done around the house, i stick her in front of the tv and thats not what i wanted.
I want her to learn and play and not need the tv. Im starting online school and i would love to get her on a schedule, but she has a mind of her own. Shes very attached to me and if i go out of her sight for a second she has a heart attack.
What can i do that i can have her be around the house with me and not stuck in front of the tv and get her to be okay with me not always being there? What do you all suggest i do to keep her busy or activities so shes not watching tv (games, books, etc.)?
I know someone will suggest putting her in a baby carrier.. 1. shes 22 lbs.. & 2. i have an inflamed hip and a lot of back pain from carrying her pre and post pregnancy. Yes im seeing a chiropractor to get help for it, but im still in the early stages of recovery. Some days, like yesterday it was so bad to where i couldnt stand for longer than a minute or two.