If you have more than one, I'm sure baby is mostly along for the ride, though you probably get a bit of one-on-one time too. Just wondering for those times like today when I am home by myself a good 8 hours with Miss L (usually it's 2-5 hours at a time, at most). For reference, she is 11.5 weeks and pretty "interactive."
Besides the obvious...
Here is what we do...
-Go for a walk outside in the mei tai
-Play on a play mat or bed or whatever, her on her back (some of this is her occupying herself, some with me)
-Have "conversations" with her sitting on my lap (doesn't last more than 10 minutes)
-Tummy time (I wasn't planning on doing this as she doesn't "need" it and heard most kids hate it, but she actually likes it/is "good at it," so we do a little)
-A little singing and dancing around to music (we like Pandora's Twist & Shout station)
-We bounce on the exercise ball a bit if she's sleepy
Any other ideas? What do you do?
I don't feel like I have to "entertain" her constantly, so whether it's direct or indirect interaction, I am all for it. I have ADD myself and it's challenging for me not to get bored after about 5 hours alone with her, even though I also love it FTMP. It's not her that's boring, it's more what we're doing, after a few rounds. She does seem to like to switch things up, too, so I couldn't just do one or two activities all day-- she'll complain, LOL.
What say you?