61. Quick Tip Tuesday: The easy way to sneak in a shower, even if your baby is a level 10 clinger - Self care for the new mom
On Today’s Quick Tip Tuesday episode, I’ll be sharing my easy ways to sneak in a shower even if your baby is a level-10 clinger.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you, my sweet podcast listeners. If you have a question that you want me to answer on a Quick Tip Tuesday episode, just go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tip and submit your question. So today’s question is from Brianna and she asks, How do you take a shower when your baby just cries unless you’re holding them? Okay, this is so easy, easy peasy. Okay. Your first option, which is my personal favorite, is to bring your baby into the bathroom with you while you shower. Okay, put a bouncer in the bathroom, pop your baby in there, and start running the water for your shower. Babies love themselves a mini sauna go ahead and close the door make that sauna for them. They love the sound of the running water. They like the warm steam from the shower. And if your baby gets a little lonely and they’re bouncer, you can totally peek out at them every few minutes and play a rousing game of peekaboo. I totally used to do that with Jenny. You know, just peek out from behind the shower curtain and she’d be all giggles immediately she’d be fine. And you can do all this while you’re getting clean and fresh. Right, your baby’s hanging out, you’re getting a shower, it’s a win win. Your second option is to bring your baby into the shower with you. I used to fill up Jenny’s little baby bathtub and set it on the floor in the shower. And then of course I’d put her in it. I would shower while she lounged in her tub. And she was totally content to just sit there and watch me clean myself off. She thought it was pretty hilarious. Now, if you’re going to bring your baby into the shower with you just make sure that you’re fully set up to exit the shower before you step in. Okay, this means have your towels ready to go have a safe place to set your baby. And when you’re getting out of the shower, you get out first dry yourself off. And then you pick up your baby and break them out of the shower. Because we don’t want to be stepping in and out of the shower all wet and slippery like that. It’s just dangerous. And of course, your third option is to have someone else watch the baby for you. But I’m guessing that if you’re asking me how you’re supposed to be taking a shower, you probably don’t have someone else to watch your baby while you shower. So that’s like pointing out the obvious but like, these options that I gave you are really, really great. All right, it’s really, it’s as easy as that. Okay, do not make taking a shower, one of the complicated things in your life, because you already have enough on your plate. You’re a mom, you have a baby, you’re busy lady, okay? Listen, if you take all the tips that I give you on this podcast, and you’re loving them, and you want to work with me one on one, so that you can find a balance between being a mom and being yourself. Go to my website, Angel swan.com/work with me and you can choose either my group coaching program, which is super affordable, by the way, it’s on sale this February this month, it’s on sale, I’m I’ve lost my mind, I am offering group coaching at $17 a month, that is unreal, you guys. That is literally less than all of my other services. So if you have ever thought about working with me, you need to join in February because the price is going up in March, okay. But if you want to work with me go ahead and do that group coaching. It’s called back to you. There’s a course there’s coaching along with it. And your other option is to do my one on one program. It’s more intense, we really dive in on one thing that you want to work on in your life and your motherhood. So I put that link also in the episode description for you. That’s Angel swan.com/work with me. And you know what, if you’ve listened to my podcast thus far, and you haven’t taken a minute to leave me a review on Apple podcasts, would you go and do that with like today go into it today, if I’ve helped you in any way, if you have learned anything new, the best way to support me and to support the show is to leave me a five star rating and or a written review. Really, it takes one minute of your time. But it makes a giant impact on my day and it impacts other moms who found my podcast simply because you took the time to leave a review. And do not forget you can come hang out with me on Instagram at Angel dot Swan and posting some great stuff on there these days. Grab my super awesome postpartum planner on my website for free Angel swan.com. And that is all for today’s Quick Tip Tuesday. Thanks so much for listening. I’ll talk to you soon.