Doing house­work seems impos­si­ble when you have a lit­tle mir­a­cle. But clean­ing needs to be done. Few peo­ple want to live in a mess, and dust and dirt are harm­ful to the baby. It seems to many that it is impos­si­ble to find time for clean­ing, but we will prove that this is not so.

Our tips will def­i­nite­ly help you. Let’s make a reser­va­tion right away that in no case do we rec­om­mend accus­tom­ing a child to a smart­phone or tablet. First­ly, it harms vision, and sec­ond­ly, stick­ing in front of the screen does not devel­op any impor­tant skills.

1. Opti­mize your activ­i­ties.
Fold and put away laun­dry while talk­ing to your child. Wash the sink along with the dish­es. Dust while your child lis­tens to the song. There are many ways to com­bine mul­ti­ple tasks.

2. Sched­ule.
In order not to accu­mu­late a lot of work, spread cer­tain activ­i­ties over the days. For exam­ple:

- Kitchen clean­ing on Mon­days;
- bath­room clean­ing on Wednes­days;
- Laun­dry every Sat­ur­day.
Set up a sched­ule that is most con­ve­nient for you. Its obser­vance will allow you to do more.

3. Involve oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers.
Ask for help with clean­ing those who can do it: hus­band, old­er chil­dren, your par­ents. They can do the sim­plest things: hang clothes, dust, wash dish­es. For them, this is a few min­utes of work, and for you it is an invalu­able help.

4. Get bas­kets.
Place a small bas­ket in each room to quick­ly col­lect toys scat­tered by the child. Per­haps this will not lead to exem­plary order, but it will become clean­er and more com­fort­able.

5. Do most of the house­work while your baby is sleep­ing.
You have a cou­ple of hours to do the clean­ing and laun­dry. The main thing is not to make too much noise so that the time for clean­ing is not dras­ti­cal­ly reduced.

6. Some things can be done with a child in your arms.
With one hand, you can wipe dust, vac­u­um, arrange items on shelves, water flow­ers.

7. Get rid of unnec­es­sary things.
Often it is the extra trash that con­tributes to the rapid lit­ter­ing of hous­ing. Give away what you don’t need, sell what you can sell, throw away what you no longer use. Instead of lay­ing out unnec­es­sary things, you can set aside time for some­thing more nec­es­sary.

8. Involve your child in clean­ing.
From an ear­ly age, you can teach your child to put things in box­es or bas­kets. Give him a rag to wipe the floor. So already from child­hood the child will be accus­tomed to order.

9. Give your child an edu­ca­tion­al toy.
The most enjoy­able and reward­ing way for your child to keep them enter­tained while you’re clean­ing is with edu­ca­tion­al toys. For exam­ple, give your baby an inter­hemi­spher­ic board — an edu­ca­tion­al toy for train­ing both hemi­spheres of the brain. The inter­hemi­spher­ic board will help to estab­lish com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the left and right hemi­spheres, devel­op fine motor skills and coor­di­na­tion of your baby. In addi­tion, class­es with this toy devel­op mem­o­ry and think­ing, imag­i­na­tion and atten­tion.

The prin­ci­ple is sim­ple: you need to dri­ve chips through the labyrinths simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with your left and right hand. But there are dif­fer­ent tasks that dif­fer in degree of dif­fi­cul­ty. All of them are described in the method­olog­i­cal mate­r­i­al includ­ed in the kit. The game can be diver­si­fied with the help of lin­ers or crayons.

Anoth­er type of edu­ca­tion­al toy is a geoboard or math tablet. This toy is a field with pegs, on which the child needs to put rub­ber bands, lin­ing up var­i­ous fig­ures. Geoboard devel­ops per­se­ver­ance, atten­tive­ness, motor skills, crav­ing for cre­ativ­i­ty, math­e­mat­i­cal abil­i­ties and knowl­edge of let­ters, num­bers and col­ors.

Just show your baby a few times what and how to do, and while he will play and devel­op, you will be able to do house­hold chores.


By Yara