How to play with a baby

GDF Podcast 51

Congratulations! Your baby is here! (Now what?)

Today we're going to talk about how to PLAY with your baby. 

The meal trains have ended. The relatives have left. Other than nursing, pottying, and napping what exactly are you supposed to do with your sweet little bundle all day? 

If you are having these thoughts, or even feeling guilty for feeling a bit bored, you aren't alone! Today we're going to talk about ways to interact with and play with your baby.

You will learn:

  • How changing the way you interact with your baby can help protect against postpartum depression
  • How to incorporate your baby into your household routine
  • Benefits of babywearing
  • How to build EC around your life
  • 9 ways to interact with your baby in “playtime”
  • A few tips from our listeners!

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Do you have any ideas for playing with your baby that were not covered in today's episode? Are you going to start using any of the baby play techniques I’ve mentioned? Please leave a comment below with your experience!

I look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

xx Andrea

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my husband and 5 children (newborn to 8 years old) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)

4 Comments

  1. Avatar Kayla McNeill on July 16, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I totally get bored so I’m so glad you cover this! I love the idea of turning off the lights and using a flash light! So cool and also I love that you mentioned I don’t need to buy a bu ch of toys I can just use things around the house. I am totally going to try the scarfs in a tissue box. Thanks for you videos and ressources! Your awesome!

    • Avatar Andrea Olson on July 17, 2019 at 11:03 am

      It’s my pleasure, Kayla! The scarves in a tissue box is one of our faves right now with 7 month old Twyla :) Enjoy!! xx Andrea

  2. Avatar Mandy on August 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the refreshing information on playing with our babies! It is so hopeful of depression starts to creep in, to learn to enjoy time with baby like this! ❤

    • Avatar Andrea Olson on August 11, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      You’re welcome! It really is great to stop and take time to interact and focus on baby in a playful way. xx Andrea

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