Two under two – Doing housework

Obviously there is a lot of housework to do if you have to kids under two. But how do you do that? Well, that’s a legitimate question…

However, in our family it kind of works. Somehow. Sometimes it works really well, sometimes it doesn’t work at all. And that’s just how life is with two really little little ones. And that’s OK.

However, Mom has found some tricks that help her a lot throughout the day – and maybe there is something in for you, too? Let’s see.

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The toddler actually loves to watch Mom do her housework. Actually she not only loves to watch Mom being busy, she also loves to help her. And why not? Itsure can get a little messy, but the toddler is busy, entertained and happy. And that’s worth it.

However, with the baby it’s not as simple as with the toddler. The baby is not as interested in housework as her sibling and she is too small to help, so she easily gets frustrated. Maybe you know that situation, too? What do you do?

Often Mom takes the baby sling and puts the baby on her back. Usually she does that when she needs to do something that keeps her in motion most of the time. The baby loves to be rocked like this on Mom’s back and often even falls asleep. Sometimes Mom uses the baby hammock and tries to keep up with her chores while rocking the baby in her hammock.

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However, the baby often starts to complain in her hammock because she feels she just doesn’t see enough from there. Sometimes Mom puts the baby on a blanket on the floor and hopes the toddler will entertain her or she puts her in her bassinet and hopes she will be happy there. Or she carries the baby in her arm doing her work with just one hand.

You’d be surprised how many things you can do using just one hand!

Occasionally, however, there is just no solution that works. Those are the times when Mom takes both kids for a walk to the playground or to park although the home is really really messy. Or she takes some time to just sit on the sofa in the middle of that chaos that she hopes to transform into a cozy home sometime again.

And you know what? Those can be really precious times.

 

 

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