Hope this is not a dumb question! And please forgive my lack of knowing terminology on baby stuff....I haven't begun to register for things or shop at all. I am pregnant with our first baby. I posted about our rental house, now just kind of wondering what you "do" with little babies during the day, when they aren't sleeping, feeding, or having their diaper changed. I am assuming that leaves very little time, with so many feedings, but still! I would like to know what to expect when not doing those big 3 things mentioned.
My understanding is that they don't really do "blanket time" until they are a little older, so I am wondering what things you do to engage them before then?
And I am also wondering how to make use of our new neighborhood and backyard, possibly even the park. If the baby can't sit up, does that mean he will either be in a sling or stroller (I realize some discourage strollers and baby holders but honestly I will use them sometimes) the whole time?
So when I want to take the baby into the backyard......if I want to sit on a blanket in the yard with him, what do I put the baby in? Maybe if his stroller has something that snaps out? Then I should keep him entertained by talking to him, I think. Then if I want to wander around, is a sling the best thing (I realize he's too young for outward facing carrier?)? Are they too young at that age to want to see the world? If he wants to see stuff, I could just hold him?
When going to the park, I'll probably either use the same methods as the backyard, but maybe integrate a stroller to do the really long path walks.
Or is he really just too young to do any of that?
Oh hmmm...I am now realizing maybe it IS okay to just lay a baby of that age on a blanket in the grass? It is just that they can't move around much. Correct? So him and I would be moreso snuggling.