Posted in Milestones & Development, Parent's Health, Babies

Losing my voice (literally!)

Anonymous

For several medical reasons, I’ll have my tonsils removed when our baby is about 9 months old. During recovery I won’t have use of my voice, and I’m concerned about engaging baby. How do/did you engage with baby when you had severe sore throats or laryngitis? We do baby signs, but I’m worried baby won’t get the speaking/reading/singing play she’s used to while I’m “out of commission.” Any suggestions welcomed! Thank you!

  • Lynn
    Feb 04

    Take her to the local library’s Storytime

  • J
    Feb 04

    I know it’s a far stretch but maybe try recording some stuff now and you can lip-sing/speak to baby?

  • B
    Feb 04

    I’d record you reading favorite books. We do that when we travel.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 05

    Music! Keep music on in the background :) and yes to story time!

  • Christa
    Feb 05

    Hit the library up for audiobooks, and get a few of them. Just the sound of stories is amazing when you’re unable to read them yourself! There are some great ones!!! Get well soon!!!

  • Lynn
    Feb 05

    Play dates. Children’s museums have areas for crawlers. Science museums have areas for little kids. Farms. Parks. Just get out.