Having a new born can be really over whelming in lots of ways. One thing that I often hear is “how do I play with my newborn?” I understand; they seem fragile and are adorable but they don’t really seem do anything. That however doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything that you can’t do. Babies are like sponges, they are constantly learning new things through just seeing and hearing.
I have put together a list of activities to do with your new born. Remember, they may seem fragile, but they are a lot more stirdy than you think so don’t be afraid to play with them.
Make sure you follow my baby activity board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later.
Walk around the house
During my training at Norland I was placed with a family with 1 year old twins. The mother told me how when they were really young their Father would carry them around the house and name/describe things them. He would say how something might feel e.g. touching the radiator and saying if felt warm. Then he would touch it again with babies hand (obviously it wasn’t too warm for them). It is a simple thing to do, but it is something I have done with all my new born charges.
Just like the sensory tubes that I added to the play mat, I originally added brightly coloured ribbons for BB to hold onto.
I know that this is obvious but it is easy to overlook it.
How ever you decide to play with your newborn, I hope you enjoy every minute of it.