Sorry, You Will Never Poop in Peace Again
Your baby is 36 weeks old! So, um, now might be a good time to stop referring to your baby by how many weeks old they are.
This week you’ll notice that your baby is putting everything, we mean EVERYTHING, in her mouth. This is how she learns — and this is how you are going to get grossed out (please keep your baby away from the litter box, is what we’re saying). You’ll also need to make sure your older kids’ small toys are out of reach. Anything that can fit into a toilet paper tube shouldn’t be within gumming distance of your little mover.
Remember pat-a-cake? Well, now is the time to brush up on your patting and rolling skills because this is a game your baby will be obsessed with. You may find that she wants you to do it over and over and over until you start to wish the person who invented pat-a-cake a horrible demise. The giggles will be worth it in the end, though. Probably.
Your baby is also figuring out how to accomplish things… mostly how to make a lot of fun noises. If she sees something she wants, she can probably move over to it and bang it on something else. Just like a little baby cavemen! Don’t bother spending tons of money on toys since pots, pans, and a wooden spoon will entertain them for five minutes just like every other toy.
Have an arsenal of differently textured and shaped objects for your baby to drool on. He learns by putting things in his mouth, so switch them out from day to day so he can get lots of new information. And if he’s entertained, you are more likely to be able to go poop in peace. (Just kidding, you’ll never poop in peace again.)