Laundry basket "choo choo" keeps baby close during chores
Have I mentioned that Parent Hackers love laundry baskets? Here's how Kris uses hers:
My son, who is 8 months, has been going through a phase for the last few weeks where he can't bear to be out of my sight. He even screamed himself hoarse once when he got so mad that I dared to leave him in his exersaucer and finish a few chores. So in order to accommodate us both, I started putting him in the laundry basket and pushing him from room to room with me while making "choo-choo" noises. I load the basket up with laundry and other items to put away and pick up toys and clutter along the way. He's safe in the plastic laundry basket, which has rounded edges and is high enough to prevent him from climbing out of it easily while my attention is elsewhere for a few seconds and the entire time he thinks we're playing choo-choo instead of doing chores.