How to Entertain Baby
Full-time moms can spend their time productively. Join a mother and baby group, go swimming, take walks in the park or visit the library with the baby.
Being a stay-at-home mother is an exciting yet daunting task. Spending every minute with your beautiful baby seems like the best prospect ever, but many mothers may feel lonely and isolated. A good way to overcome these feelings is to make the most of the time that you have with your baby.
Join a Mother and Baby Group
There are many mother and baby groups, and these are a great way to meet other new mums and for the babies to start interacting with other children. Although some mums find joining such groups a little daunting at first, once they have attended a few sessions, they often feel a lot better. Make sure not to leave the group after only one session. Attend a few more times and see that as progress.
A lot of mother and baby groups also provide support groups and other interesting courses such as baby massage and baby signing classes, which can be fun for both the mother and the baby.
Bring Baby Swimming
Swimming is a great activity to do with your baby. Babies often enjoy something new but will need their mums to reassure them that they are safe. Many swimming pools have certain times where the pools are only open for mothers and babies. This is yet another way and opportunity to connect with other moms and for the babies to interact with one another.
Most moms like to wait until their babies have had their first three months of vaccinations before they go swimming with their babies. Some public pools may also have such a ruling to prevent the spread of possible diseases. If unsure, check with your child’s pediatrician first.
Once your baby is used to the water, consider signing up for swimming lessons for mothers and babies offered by many swimming facilities. These sessions usually last a term and are held once a week.
Walks, Picnics, and Parks for Mom and Baby
Activities for moms and babies do not have to be costly. Taking a walk down to the local park or duck pond can be fun for a baby, especially when she starts noticing animals. Picnics can also be incorporated into these walks if the child is old enough to eat. If not, just lying down or sitting on the grass is a new exciting adventure for the baby.
Visit the Library With Baby
Most central libraries offer classes for mothers and babies. They conduct sessions called rhyme time, where the group will get together and sing nursery rhymes. Another session they do is story time, where the babies can listen to stories and look at picture books. These are usually free because they are provided by the council.
There are activities that stay-a-home mothers can do with their babies. These bonding sessions allow mums to feel they have accomplished something with their days. There are more ideas with just a few mouse clicks. Parenting websites such as Net Mums list various parent-child activities and ideas in your area.