One of the most common complaints from new moms is that they can’t seem to find a way to get a shower with a new baby. (Truthfully, I find it a lot harder to get a shower with a mischievous toddler!) I think it is so important to find little minutes to take care of ourselves, even when we are busy with little ones. With a new baby, here’s what works for me. I just put baby in his car seat or bouncy seat and take him in the bathroom with me. I can keep an eye on him (and save him from over-loving siblings), and my babies have all loved the sound of running water. Usually they are quiet. But if they do cry…I am a huge proponent of responsive mothering and I don’ t let my little babies cry. I pick them up and snuggle them. But really and truly, it won’t kill your baby to cry for the few minutes it takes to get a super quick shower. Then throw on some clothes and pick him up! Mama is clean and baby is happy. Later, you can take another 5 minutes to throw on some makeup and simple accessories or do your hair. You’ll feel so much better!