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Although newborns cannot physically join in playing (well, they have their very own ‘way’ of playing), they will love you playing with them.

Here are some great ways to play with the littlest person in your family.


 

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1. Play music or sing them songs. Babies love music and it doesn’t matter if you can’t sing, they will still love hearing your voice. You don’t have to sing nursery ryhmes either, my husband used to sing his favourite rock songs! Even just humming can be very soothing.

2. Pull funny faces and make funny noises and laugh, babies are fascinated with watching your face change.

3. Although newborns cannot hold toys yet you can put toys of different textures on their hands and skin, babies will love the different sensations.

4. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby, I started while mine were in utero. Encouraging a love of books at a young age can be very beneficial when they are older.

5. Babies love watching. Buy or make a mobile filled with things for baby to watch. Also move them around so they can watch you and different things in each room or outside. Although they cannot see far they will be fascinated by the colours and shadows.

Do you have any ways to play with newborns to add? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • This is a great list. I started singing to all my bubs even before they were born. A great bonding experience for mums and dads.

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  • Great ideas and tips here, thanks heaps.

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  • reading is an excellent things to do with babies. Also taking them to the ;library so they see it as a fun activity.

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  • Great suggestions

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  • Yeah, we did pretty much all of this list. Also blowing bubbles…always well received. And ofcourse playing in bath splashing with water :)

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  • TICKLE THEIR CHEEKS AND MAKE THEM SMILE PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE SONG AND TRY AND SING ALONG TO IT THEY WiLL WONDER WHAT YOU ARE DOING

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  • And when you are playing music and singing along with your child in your arms, dance around the room – my children always wonder where they got their sense of rhythm? Think perhaps it was me, twirling and dancing and enjoying music, song and dance from their earliest age. They are all great dancers today – wish I was!

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  • yeah babies love funny faces and funny sounds. they also love repetition.

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  • Being outdoors and talking about what you see is also interesting for them and a relaxing thing to do as a mum.

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  • Lke ku

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  • I love playing with my baby, his 7 months now so more interactive abd my favourite is when he does his big belly laughs when my older kids come on the floor and sing to him.

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