Now that my kids are mobile and into everything they see, I either have to get up at 5:30 in the morning to take a shower, take one at night which is my blogging time, or use naptime to get the shower in. Oh what a mom will do for some personal time right?
According to a recent Savvy Parents Survey from Evenflo, 43% of parents of young parents say they have to wait until their spouse or other caregiver is around to shower and 6% of moms report never seeming to be able to find time to shower!
My readers left a few comments about how they take a shower during the day…
Melissa O’Brien says:
I have two boys ages 5 and 3 in January. What I do is put in a movie and serve them a snack while I get in the shower. They are usually good and know where to find me if they need anything. I’m usually quick tho
I utilize naptime, or will bring my 2-year-old into the shower with me while the big boys are at school. Or I’ll let the boys watch some tv while I shower… but I never do that when just the 2-year-old is home. Or I’ll wait until my husband comes home and shower after dinner. Between these strategies, I usually manage to take care of myself about 5 days a week.
There are times that I definitely have not known what the shower is and had to settle for some freshening up when I could. Now, I either wake up early or take it at night when the kids are in bed, otherwise there really aren’t any other options.
I usually take my shower once my husband gets home from work, unless my youngest is napping.
my daughter decided she likes showers and not bathes, so I just mutlitask it, her me and the baby bump get cleaned togather
When my kids were young, I used my ExerSaucer. I would shove this thing through the door, stuff my child in it and take my bath or shower while she played and explored. I always added some toys just to make sure she had enough to entertain herself, but it would make me laugh to see her spin around in it while she was playing. So when I saw this video on on Evenflo’s Savvy Parents website, I laughed out loud.
The latest installment in the Savvy Parent video series, “New Mom Smell,” to show how Savvy Parents find the time to get rid of that stank! Check out the video at http://www.evenflo.com/exersaucer.aspx (or you can watch it above) for a whimsical look at how Savvy Parents use the Evenflo ExerSaucer to help their babies learn while also knowing that they are safe and secure if mom or dad need to accomplish a quick task. In fact, 30% of parents put their child in an activity center like the ExerSaucer while showering!
Evenflo sent me the ExerSaucer Jump & Learn Active Learning Center in exchange for this post (and a few more) but I really don’t have age appropriate children to review it, so I’m calling in for some help.