There are a lot of new skills to learn as a first-time parent, but here’s one that I didn’t anticipate: doing things with one hand. Say, for example, the baby wakes up hungry just as you’re about to sit down for a meal, or demands to be held while you’re emptying the dishwasher. Slings and carriers make it easier to do chores, but there rare always instances when you find yourself needing to tend to baby with one hand while the other hand does something else.
I wouldn’t say I’ve completely mastered the art of single-handedness, but I’m getting a lot better at it. Ambitdextrousness is clearly the next step.
Are you as good with one hand as two?