Use a baby carrier

Get a sling or baby carrier and “wear” your baby. Most babies find being held very soothing, and carrying your child in a sling means you have your hands free to get on with whatever you need to do whilst still being close to them.  You can hire carriers from local or online sling libraries or buy second-hand so it doesn’t have to be expensive, and there are carriers available that can be used up to pre-school age.