Whether your new baby is already here or will be coming soon, you might be wondering about some fun things to do with your baby. There are many exciting activities that you and your little one can do together, but here are some ideas to get you started.
It doesn’t matter that your newborn baby probably can’t see pictures well and won’t understand a word of what your saying. Reading books with your baby is bonding time for the two of you, and it helps to establish a love of reading.
Again, newborns don’t understand your words, but they can recognize your voice and they react positively to singing. Whether you have a professional singing voice, like to sing, or don’t usually sing, spend some time singing songs with your baby and you’ll have a wonderful time together.
Go on a Picnic
Pack up baby, baby’s essentials, and a nice healthy lunch for you, and then go somewhere beautiful for a picnic. Get out into the sunshine, or fresh air, or gorgeous scenery, and enjoy the abundance of the earth with your little one.
Take a Class
There are many centers and organizations that offer mommy-and-me or daddy-and-me classes. Find one with classes for moms and newborns, and then join in the fun. You’ll probably sing songs, give baby massages, and have the chance to meet other parents. You might even want to take a stroller exercise class for adults, with baby in tow of course.
Painting studios often allow pay-by-the-hour or pay-by-the-piece painting sessions. Why not paint a plate or pot, and incorporate your newborn’s footprint in the design. This can be a fun way to relax and to create a treasure that will bring memories later down the parenting road.
Many More Fun Things to Do with Your Baby
These ideas are simply a handful of fun things to do with your baby. You can also put on a dance show for baby (throw on some of your favorite tunes), go to a pet adoption center and say “Hi” to animals, and have a baby massage session. For baby massages, Baby Mantra sells the best natural baby care products. We have an EWG baby lotion and even a gentle and safe baby shampoo you can use for cleaning baby up pre-massage.