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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    My dd spent a lot of her time at that age on the floor on her playmat with toys around & above her ... and her favourite toy (her big brother) never too far away. She also spent a fair bit of time in her swing which was a little one that was easy to carry around the house.

    I would avoid too much 'play' in the cot if you want strong sleep associations for the cot. I would leave 'play' for the swing, floor, highchair, etc, rather than the place where bubs sleeps.
    Oh wow I never thought about the sleep association thing and avoid playing in the cot. We have two mobiles (we alternate usage) there and like to lie him in there to watch them go. Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    Hi Mum2 we have a Stokke Tripp Trapp with the newborn set - so a high chair with a recline type seat. My LO sits in this while I cook and at mealtimes. Have included a photo for you!
    Btmac, can I ask if this recliner thing is similar to a stroller when stroller's backrest is propped up? Does your LO flop in this recliner when you put your LO in it? As newborns' back and neck are not strong, I wonder if I can use a stroller to do that same, I certainly dont want to hurt his back/neck but I also cant keep carrying him. Showed my DH the picture, he isnt too keen to buy a new piece of furniture for bub. I may look for preloved ones.

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    Btmac, did went on eBay and gumtree and also googled around...wow it's steep. I am sure DH won't want to spend this $. The new born recliner seat looks like a car seat doesn't it? The angle seems sloped like a carseat.

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    Default Re: How do you entertain your newborn during busy and free times? Share...

    a good padded reclining high chair with removable tray is the same thing
    mine is a god send!

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    My newborn didn't HAVE any awake and happy time. She spent so long feeding that she was then either asleep, or overtired and needed to be put to sleep. Over 2 months now and she's still the same *sigh*.
    We have a number of things though that we'd use if we could - a bouncer, swing, a couple of play mats. Also carriers/slings if bub wants to be with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I would pop mine in a sling/wrap and do whatever I was doing. Gave me two hands free and a happy bub! I even mowed the lawn like that

    from a galaxy far far away...
    Did that with DS1 but my back is so bad I cannot do that with DS2.

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    Wow...had a look at the website. Can you use that for bfg too? Is it easy to wear? It looks pretty complicated.

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    Tummy time on a floor mat, read aloud (sometimes I just read my own books as if I'm reading a children's book, it's all about being exposed to different words...), play music and sing, go for a walk in the pram or even just take him outside while I hang laundry or do a little gardening...

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    The hug a bug is awesome. I can do it now in a minute easy and I am mega unco.

    In terms of play, could the older ones entertain your little one? My ss and sd are 5 and 7 and are amazing with my bub. They read to her, sing songs and talk to her. Great for all those developing pathways in the brain! I love it when they come to stay as my baby (7 weeks) also loves their company.

    My baby's favourite things at the moment is staring and smiling at a simple smiley face drawn on the back of an old cd.


 

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