You are exhausted, and there are more things you still have to do. But all the work is done in the name of your newborn baby, so you will never complain, even if you want to.
Having a child is a huge responsibility, but it also brings light into your life that you never expected.
While there are many duties you need to fulfill with a new family member in the household, do not forget that this is a huge milestone that you and your partner should celebrate.
Here are some fun and memorable things you can do to spend time with your newborn beyond caring for their every need.
These activities will help to nourish their soul as well as develop your relationship with them.
The Great Outdoors
Going to the park and introducing your baby to the world around us is a wonderful idea. However, before embarking on your adventure, ensure that your precious is bundled up appropriately for the outside.
Simultaneously, be prepared with all other relevant gear, and do not worry if you have to cut your outing short.
Babies require lots of care and attention and going to the park may become too overwhelming for your child. Regardless, it is a positive experience that will help in their development.
Drown in Music
Listening to music can be stimulating for newborns. It can produce a comfortable environment for your child and help give them a mental boost.
Playing some tunes will have the added benefit of giving you some background music to groove to throughout the day.
Communicate (or Try To)
Although they cannot talk yet, your newborn is continuously trying to communicate with you. Show them that you understand by responding appropriately.
Babies are masters of mimicry and rely on what they see and hear to learn things. Thus, your kid might end up speaking early if you keep talking to them.
No child is too young for storytelling. Even if your newborn does not have a proper sleep schedule yet, you can always send them off to Slumberland via an exciting tale.
Memories for a Lifetime
Kids grow up fast. Do not let your baby’s first experiences go undocumented. With today’s technology, you could easily fill up dozens of albums with baby photos and videos.
Elevate your experience by hiring a professional family photography company to do a series of baby and me photographs. You will find that these pictures will showcase your growing bond forever.
Well, babies cannot exactly do handicrafts just yet, but you can. The best part is that you can involve your newborn in this activity with a minimum of fuss.
A great way to incorporate your new baby into your crafting is by using their hands and feet for prints.
You can use paint or make a cast of their tiny little hands and feet to cherish as a keepsake.
A Feast for the Eyes
Babies have a whole lot to learn about their surroundings. Help them out by giving them something to look at.
A mobile hanging from the ceiling above their crib is a great start. Beyond that, try to stimulate the other senses too.
Peek-a-boo is a classic game that never gets boring. This is because babies have yet to understand object permanence.
Hiding yourself or your child from sight will give them a huge and fun surprise when they see you again.
A fantastic way to bond with your baby is by dressing them up. You do not even have to go anywhere.
Just have fun matching clothes together every day. Be sure to tailor your picks to the current weather conditions and make sure that your baby is always comfortable.
Meeting the Family
Introduce your child to the rest of their family. All the family members are sure to look forward to getting to know the latest addition. That said, ensure that your relatives know how to handle a newborn before handing your child off.
Reflection and Projection
This new milestone in your life is a chance you can take to think about everything you have accomplished before this.
At the same time, think about what you see yourself doing with your child. You can create new traditions that will last a lifetime or prepare a series of letters for the future. There is no to what you can create when you have your child by your side.