Basically Ellie plays in her pack n play on her own with some toys and books (that rotate frequently) while I set the timer and play "beat the clock" :) (If you're wondering, yes it took a little while for her to get used to this idea- but now she truly does enjoy it!)
Reason #273 that I love IPT is how much I can get done while playing 25 minutes of beat the clock! (My own name for this game ;)) Seriously, all of you moms (and future moms) know how precious a minute to yourself is-- how about 25 of them in a row??
This morning while I hear Ellie laughing and playing while listening to her music during IPT, I was able to get dressed, put on makeup, clean up the bathroom, make the bed, fold and put away laundry, clean up breakfast, load the dishwasher, wipe down all the counters, clean off the table, clean up Ellie's highchair, put away a few dishes and even brush my teeth. WHEW :) Talk about a good start to my day :)
Thanks to my IPT advocates! You made my day, literally :)