The first year of your baby’s life is full of milestones and benchmarks from holding their own bottle to crawling to walking and more. Those first memories whizz by in a moment and before you know it you are making plans for their first-birthday party. Where did the time go?
Well, here are a few memorable things that you should do with baby before they turn one because next thing you know, prek will be knocking on your door.
1. Go on nature walks. Get out of the house and embrace nature! Whether on your back or in their stroller, infants will be memorized by scenery around them. Don’t be afraid to let them feel, touch, play. Encourage them to literally stop and smell the roses. This makes for an amazing nature enrichment experience as well as some amazing photo ops!
2. Take a “Mommy & Me” class. “Mommy & Me” classes are designed to highlight that special bond between mom and child. From silly dancing to tambourines to rolling around on the floor to learning new and fun songs to sing, these classes will be a hit for both. Mom and child may even make new friends and extend their playdate rolodex.
3. Get them used to a babysitter. This is the time to get them used to a babysitter before separation anxiety sets in. Whether it is for date night, a trip to the salon or grocery store. Leave them with a trusted caregiver and get those errands done. This will be something healthy for all of those involved.
4. Take a trip…on a plane. While the idea of traveling with an infant seems terrifying, it shouldn’t be. Babies under two fly for free, so if you have been wanting to go visit family and friends across country, this is the time to to it all while keeping a few extra dollars in your pockets! So, buy that plane ticket and fly the friendly skies because if you don’t, you will look back and wish that you had.