Monday, 30 November 2015

Hello from the otherside..... of the playpen

This week saw the release of Adele's new single titled Hello. Ironically this week Bomber is learning to wave when you say Hello.

Jumperoo we love you!

It was also another big change in our house, I was nearly crying actual tears when dismantling the Jumperoo and wishing it a sad farewell! This equipment gave me a small piece of sanity back when I was very nearly at the point of sitting in the corner mumbling to myself.
I remember thinking that I had massively underestimated how much I loved my own arms and having them to myself. I longed for somewhere that little Bomber could happily sit and be entertained safely, whilst my arms and me reacquainted ourselves. The Jumperoo allowed me to go and make myself a cup of tea or even a cheeky sandwich. The Jumperoo allowed me to achieve! Thank you Jumperoo for all you did for my sanity. We will miss you!

Baby prison
As we had said goodbye to the most marvellous Jumperoo we said Hello to a new piece of equipment known as baby prison the playpen.
Bomber learned to stand at 7 months. I will state this now, we didn't ever encourage him to sit/crawl/stand I was happy to have a baby that liked sitting on a play mat surrounded by their toys whilst I watched a box set. I realise now that this was some kind of Pinterest pipe dream I had imagined about Motherhood. The reality is a 7 month old yanking themselves up on any upright surface they can find and standing like a drunken sailor and then him falling onto his head mostly and resembling Frankenstein for a few days after. I suddenly had nowhere safe and secure to hold him. What was I supposed to do if I went to get myself that cheeky sandwich or go and microwave my cup of tea for the 15th time.
The playpen has been up for a week now and it's amazing! Bomber is happy to sit in there for 15 minutes with his toys waving hello to me whilst I run around the house trying to get some of the household chores done.
Word of warning, I stupidly Googled "playpen good or bad" last night and then instantly regretted it with articles about playpens delaying babies development. I came to the conclusion that these articles were surely written by a)people that have not had children or b)people that can afford nannies to look after their children.

Our baby prison is staying and I'm pretty sure Bomber will not suffer any developmental delays.

P.S If you every clean your Jumperoo be sure to hook out the green part with the elephant, monkey and parrot. We found some seriously interesting looking slime underneath ours!!!

Square Peg Mum

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