DD is 4.5mo and is having longer awake time now - up to 2 hours at a time. I feel compelled to give her my undivided attention during this time by playing on the floor, taking her out somewhere, talking to her in her highchair while I'm cooking or whatever in the kitchen.
Anyway, my question is - is it ok to let her just hang out without constantly giving her all my attention? Days like today she just doesnt want to be in bed. She's had a couple of short naps but is then awake and smiling and wanting to be up. So at the moment she's kicking about on the bed next to me while I'm on my laptop. She recently found her feet so she's been staring at them a fair bit! Is this bad? Should I be playing with her whenever she's awake? I feel guilty that she might feel neglected or something... I've slowly been gaining my confidence as a mum (very rocky first 3 months, unwell bub and PND) but this everyday stuff sometimes gets in a bit of an anxiety-producing loop in my head.