After a long winter, it’s finally spring time and summer is just around the corner. For some parents, this is the first warm weather season with your new baby. So exciting! Take advantage of the nice weather and take your baby out for some fun springtime activities! Enjoy the fresh air and sunlight. Here are five spring activities for mom, dad and baby:
Pack a Picnic
What say’s spring more than a picnic? On the next nice day, grab a big blanket and pack a picnic for the family. The park is such a fun place for baby! Let your baby feel the grass tickle their feet and watch all the other kiddies run around. Play some outdoor games and get everyone good and tired.
Play with Sidewalk Chalk
Although your baby is probably too small to draw themselves, it is still a great spring activity! Break out your brightest chalk and draw for them. If they have ever colored before, they will pick up on this quickly and be amazed at all space available. You can show them how to draw flowers and animals! It will feel nice to be in the sun with baby and they will love the new adventure!
Go for a Walk
Taking a walk with your baby and significant other on a nice day is great for bonding! Take a stroll through your neighborhood or town while narrating to your baby what is going on around them. Use this opportunity to create a walking tradition and get some of that exercise you have been neglecting.
Babies love seeing new things and feeling new textures. Next time you are sitting on the lawn or porch with them, take out the bubbles and blow a few in their direction. Bubbles are silly, harmless, and you should be able to teach your baby how to blow them up. They will go crazy over it!
Take them to the Playground
Now that it’s finally warm out, take your baby to the playground! Let them try different things out to get a feel for what they like. Although not all of the things at the playground are baby safe, baby swings are! Put them on the baby swing and give them a few pushes or let them try out the teeter-totter by having daddy sit on one side and you sit on the other with baby!
Written by Stephanie Parker from Sleepingbaby.com, inventors of the Zipadee-Zip
The motto for Sleeping Baby, makers of the Zipadee-Zip, is: "Inspiring Dreams One Night at A time," and that, in a nutshell, is how it all started…with one little dream that has since become the Parker family's reality. When Brett and Stephanie Parker's daughter, Charlotte, was born, the feeling that welled up inside of them was indescribable; they never realized until first looking into those baby blues of hers that they were even capable of that kind of love.
When it was time to transition baby from swaddling, the Parkers tried every sleep sack on the market and every swaddle weaning trick they could find for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get baby Charlotte to fall and stay asleep.
Stephanie became determined to restore sleep and sanity to their household and set out to find a solution that would soothe Charlotte's startle reflex and provide her the cozy womb-like environment she loved so much but still give her the freedom to roll over and wiggle around in her crib safely. Out of sheer desperation and exhaustion, the Zipadee-Zip was born. The first Zipadee-Zip(R) Stephanie put together on her little sewing machine worked like magic!
To date tens of thousands of Zipadee-Zips have been sold and all from word-of-mouth marketing. It is so rewarding for the Parkers to see other parents and babies getting the sleep they both need and deserve!
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