I'm a first time mum and this is totally new and overwhelming to me. I am wondering how I should be 'playing' with my 2 week old? He doesn't do anything! Of course i am feeding, bathing and changing him but he spends so much time asleep - how is best to interact with such a young baby when he is awake?
Like everyone else says a lot of it is just interaction and touching. One thing that I did right from the start though was to move LO's arms and legs when she was on her back. Like bending her knees up to her tummy and straightening them out (run away)and moving her arms up to beside her head (yeah! )and all the way out to the sides (big & little) and then across her chest in a "hug" I did this while talking to her in a singsongy kinda fun voice. Firstly it is good exersise for them as their bodies haven't moved that way when they were in the cramped quarters of your tummy and second it can help for them to be familiar with those movements as doctors will often do those things to check for joint movement ect at checkups. LO will not really like it at the start as they aren't used to it but they will learn not to mind it if you are doing it regularlly and they will like it if you make it a game.
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