me and babys momma are separated, and weve got a sort of 50/50 waking hours setup. that means I spend about 7.5 hours a day with him. he's almost 11 months, so we like to eat, swim/bathe, play music on drums, guitars, pianos, play catch, practice standing and scooting, take walks in the sling, dance to music, read stories, and hang out @ the playground.
when he was younger (up to 4 months or so?) I didnt really know what I could do with him besides walk with him in the sling and take baths. so that's what we'd do. it was **** awesome even though he was a little baby. he's never felt like a chore. I think if mom is ok with it, loving it, healthy mentally, the early time (maybe up to 6 months?) is probably great for baby to spend most of his/her time w/mommy. in my case momma was not stable enough or loving being a momma for it to work. and I am not complaining - what an honor and joy it is to spend time with this little man! I love it.