Get Housework Done with a Baby

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Having a baby is a huge responsibility, which often leads to housework being neglected as the family adjusts to the new responsibility. A baby often requires an adjustment period for not only the family but also their routines, habits, and schedules. Choosing baby names could be quicker than this adjustment. Nevertheless, several calendar months do not have to pass before you can get started on that growing pile of laundry. Learn the secrets and get back to a clean home.

If you are wondering how to find the time to tend to housework, or need tips for a future addition, this article may be exactly what you are searching for.


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    Create a portable cleaning kit
    If you have a portable kit of all your necessary cleaning supplies, you can touch up areas with ease quickly without having to drag unnecessary items around with you.

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    Use a playpen
    Playpens have been used for generations. They keep your little one in a confined area where they cannot get into any mischief.

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    Use a harness
    If a playpen is not a viable option for your child. You can always use a harness like a kangaroo, wrap or other carrier. Doing so will allow the child to be with you while allowing work to be accomplished. This may be the perfect solution for chores, like vacuuming or others, which require movement from different rooms.

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    Use a stroller
    A stroller is also a great tool to use indoors for young babies who are not yet mobile but may have separation anxiety. If the stroller has a place for a cup or a food holder, they can have snack time while you clean or play with toys on the food holder.

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    Get help
    Asking for help when you need it could be essential to your physical and psychological well-being. There are ways you can get help with household tasks. You could:
    • Call a friend, neighbor, or a family member to come and watch the baby while you get some housework done, take a needed nap, or shower.
    • Hire a cleaning service or ask a friend or family member to help. If you do not have the money to hire a cleaning service, asking a friend or family member for help is a good idea. Not only will a friend or family member know if you are allergic to anything they'll more than likely already know your likes and dislikes.

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    Get scheduled
    Create a housework schedule by identifying the rooms and tasks that need the most attention. Usually, the kitchen, living room, entrance ways, and main bedroom will require daily attention while other areas of the home can be scheduled for cleaning once or twice per week depending upon traffic levels.

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    Get organized
    Organization will not only help you keep your housework to a minimum but it'll also make you feel better. You'll know exactly where something is and where it needs to go if it's out of place.

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    Take advantage of naps
    When you have a young baby you may want to sleep when baby does especially if you are up often during the night. However, as the child grows older you may choose to utilize this time by doing something other than napping.

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  • Don't use regular towels for Windows, mirrors, or dusting. Instead, use a microfiber towel. They work better and only require you to either spray a small amount of water on the surface or dampen the towel to clean.


  • Make sure, wherever baby is that he or she is safe.
  • Never leave baby unattended while awake and active. Doing so can lead to accidents.
  • Keep all cleaning products away from baby and out of baby's reach.
  • When using a stroller properly restrain the baby to help prevent accidents.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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