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  1. Beautiful article! I could totally relate since I’ve been through this. I got up early and did as much as possible. I totally with the wrap! Our playpen has also been a life saver at times, it’s also been good to encourage walking and balance as well. 🙂

  2. My son is 13 months and he is SO CLINGY. Honestly I thought it was just him and no other babies were like this! I’m so glad I found this ? it took me a while but I’ve finally reached the “acceptance” stage. My boy owns me, and that’s okay right now. And I totally feel ya on doing things little by little. I swear, the kitchen is usually half wiped down at any given time ?

    • ashleybbass

      Brooks, I’m so glad you can relate! It really is such a relief to know we aren’t alone. Love on that little one. You got this!

  3. Cidalia M.

    Honestly, I gave up on the carrier with my little one (he’s 11 months old now). He loves being held, but hated facing towards me in the carrier (couldn’t see the action). Facing him out while he was still small wasn’t feasible, and now that he’s bigger, it really doesn’t help get any housework done. Can’t cook ’cause I don’t want to risk burning him, can’t bend down, can’t see what I’m doing to vacuum. I just take it easy on housework, pass him off when I can, and have been purging what I can when I can (less stuff = less cleaning). Right now, we’re going on weeks a cold snow & ice subzero temps winter snap. So, no going out either. I just remind myself that this will pass, and I will have more free time eventually, In the meantime, I try my best to stress less and enjoy him more (not always easy, I admit).

    • ashleybbass

      Cidalia, I totally understand! Yes, it will pass and before you know it he’ll be so big that you’ll miss the clinginesss. In the meantime, I hope you can find a little time to yourself. We need it! And I love your idea about decluttering!

  4. Chris

    I’m sinking right now! My 3 grandchildren moved in 15 months ago 13, 7 & 2. The 2 yr old crys non stop if I’m not holding her, letting things wait are not an option. Supper, laundry & the homework!! Today she cried from the moment we walked in the house at 5 until 7:30. At that time I was able to give a bath and hold till asleep.

    • ashleybbass

      I’m so sorry I’m just getting back to you, Chris. That sounds so intense! I have a post on helping toddlers come back from bad moods that might be helpful. Sometimes just keeping them realllly distracted is a life-saver. I hope things ease up for your family super soon. Thanks for reading!

    • ashleybbass

      Ah! So sorry about that! I’ll fix that link.
      Try this one: https://amzn.to/2Rbl3T0
      I hope it helps! I swear by this thing and I really do think it’s more than worth the investment.
      Good luck with your precious clingy little one!

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