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Take your baby for a hike in a backpack for a whole new view of the world. (6-8 mos)
Take your baby to a photo booth and either pose together or hold her up alone. If her expressions don’t change much with each take, use accessories like a hat or sunglasses and try again. (6-8 mos)
Newborns have a great sense of smell (originally designed to easily find mama). Next time you’re at the grocery store, hold up different fruits, vegetables and herbs for her to smell. Strawberries, fresh basil and ripe lemons are a great place to start. (0-2 mos)
Little trips can cause a lot of stress. Get from point A to point B with as few tears as possible.
Every time you visit a new place — the grocery store, the library, grandma’s house — snap a photo of the baby in her car seat out front. Arrange all the photos into a book for her to enjoy later on. She’ll love seeing pictures of herself as a baby, especially if you explain where she was and what you were doing together that day. (0-2 mos)
Go for a leisurely walk as a family in a peaceful setting; whether she’s awake or asleep, take turns telling her everything you hope and dream for her life. (0-2 mos)
Try an outdoor concert, symphony, or other musical outing with your baby. Sway with him to the music, helping him start to develop timing and rhythm. Just be sure to choose a seat with easy access to an exit so you can leave at intermission (or sooner) if you’ve both had enough. (2-4 mos)
30 Seconds with Baby: Some toddlers are infamous for outrageous requests on the way out the door, like bringing an entire collection of Matchbox cars. Instead of setting off a tantrum, establish a routine where he gets to bring one special thing per outing. Everything else needs to stay home. A more generous approach involves a small backpack or bag: as long as it fits in the backpack, it can come.
Spot a dog. Next time you’re in the park, point out each dog that crosses your path. Get excited about each one and have an older sibling tell your baby whether this dog is B-I-G or little, yellow, brown, black, and so on. Pretty soon she’ll be pointing along with you. (12 mos & up)
Have a couple of comforting moves ready for moments when strangers want to greet your baby. Some babies are startled by new faces but holding your hand on your baby’s cheek will make him feel more supported. He might even smile, to the delight of everyone. (4-6 mos)
Hold your baby’s hand at the beach and watch her face light up the moment those waves hit her tiny toes. (12 mos & up)
Take your baby to dinner and let him play with the bread basket: He’ll love taking out all the pieces and putting them back in again. Out, in, out… Sugar packets work too, but just make sure that you put everything where it goes before leaving the table. (12 mos & up)