Babies do like to play, and they especially like mama and dad playtime, however, it doesn't mean you have to...
Babies do like to play, and they especially like mama and dad playtime, however, it doesn't mean you have to be accessible for fun 24/7.

how to play with a baby

It's actually hard work to play with a baby. It's tough to find activities that occupy them for longer than a half hour, so you're constantly switching gears. Also,some mamas feel bad if they assume they're not being creative enough, especially when there are some super hyper mamas who seem to plan fun and creative activities all day long. The first three years of life are crucial for brain development but if you're doing the normal stuff like offering a variety of play items, going on some outdoor adventures, reading, and engaging your baby then she's going to be perfectly fine; more than fine. Remember, it's not just playtime that helps to stimulate brain development. When you give your baby a bath, sing her to sleep, or let her climb around in the laundry as you fold - you're interacting and stimulating your baby. Plus at around 13-15 months or so, your baby should be given some free playtime where you're not involved. It's good to allow your little one to learn how to keep occupied on her own, and like adults, babies need some quiet alone time too. If you're looking for some new activities to do with your baby at playtime, check out the following ideas...

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