Life becomes pretty much chaotic when you first have a baby. But you'll soon realise that if you start incorporating mommy and baby-planned activities into your day-to-day routines, you will regain some structure to your life. In turn, this will benefit your baby, because when they have a routine, they have predictability, which gives them a greater sense of security. Most importantly, doing fun things together will not only strengthen your relationship but will create a life-long bond between you and your child.
So, where's a first-time parent to begin? Don't worry, you don't have to do all of these activities in one day. Why not try one a week, and see if you like them? Here are 6 ideas to get you out of the house and enjoying the company of your new baby.
1. Pick a fun exercise that both of you can do together
Exercising with your baby is one of the optimal ways of having fun together. Not only will it help you shed those unwanted pregnancy pounds, your child will revel in the physical movement and contact with you.
2. Go to the movies together
Ever since becoming a mom, do you feel like you're missing out on seeing the latest movie releases? Fret no more. Most major Canadian cities offer movies for mommies. Check out theatre schedules in your city and you'll see that they hold movie screenings for moms and babies on a regular basis. Best of all, you don't have to worry if your baby starts crying or you need to feed. Remember, you'll be in a baby-friendly environment where the lights are dimmed and the volume levels are lowered for baby's sensitive ears.
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