The first six months of your baby’s life is pretty amazing. They learn so much in such a short space of time. Some days it can seem like it is lasting a lifetime. But when you look back on those six months, they really do fly by. So it is important to get as much done in that time as possible. Especially if you’ll be returning to work afterward. So here are some fun and easy activities that you could do with your little ones in those precious first six months.
Your baby will only be a newborn for so long, and savoring those precious moments is really important. One great way to do that is by scheduling in an appointment with a newborn photographer to capture some shots of your little one. The great thing is that if they want to sleep during that time, it still makes for a pretty adorable photo. And another plus is that you don’t have to be in the shots if you don’t want to. They can be all about the baby. So perfect if you’re not quite feeling back to yourself yet.
The first few months are an important time. Many people call them a ‘fourth trimester,’ as it can take some time for our babies to adjust to life outside the womb. One great way to help them adjust is by attending a baby massage course. It is a great way for the two of you to bond as well. It will set you up with some ideas to help soothe your baby and get them ready for bed in the future too.
For the first few weeks, baby’s eyesight is pretty minimal. But their hearing is good right from the first day. So attending a music group, or just making your own at home is a fun way for them to learn. When they’re awake, play music to them and see what they do. From around three or four months they’ll be able to grab and hold onto a rattle or squeaky toy. So having a few of those in is always a good idea so that they can make sounds. It is the early stage of learning cause and effect. When they realize they are the ones that make the sound, it is pretty adorable.
The first few months can be a hard time with a little one. But they can be even worse if they get sick. So making sure that they get scheduled vaccinations is a great idea. The day of the vaccination might be quite tricky, as they could get a fever as a result. But if you’re prepared, and have some medicine in for them, it will make things easier. But it is better than having to have a few hospital appointments later on in life, right?
What are some things that you have done with your little ones in their first six months of life? If you’re going to be a parent soon, then I hope you embrace those first precious months. They’re tiring, but oh so lovely and worth it.