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    How do you play with a one month old? We walk around and look at things around the house (ceiling fans anyone?) and I read to him occasionally and just talk babble with him. But i'm really not sure what i'm supposed to be doing or when to introduce toys and such. Just curious!

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    Right now just hold him and talk to him. Even though he won't understand anything you're saying just talk to him and sing to him. It's just being with Mommy and bonding that he needs right now. I am sure you're doing fine and it will get much more fun soon, about 4 months old when they start to smile and koo and giggle
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    Really until they are about 5-6 months old, they will just be sleeping. They love you talking to them and holding them.
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    talk to them, baby massage, give him a little bit of tummy time. All they really want to do at that age is sleep and eat.


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    I tried to get my first daughter to play and went crazy reading and trying to stimulate her in the first 4-5 months. I didn't really do anything with my second except talk, sing (sometimes just la la la) and make faces at her and she is just as engaged. What you're doing is perfect. oh yea, ceiling fans are so magical!
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    i was wondering when toys and stuff would be benificial too
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    Ds started playing with soft rattle toys at about 3 months. Up until then, we looked at pics in magazines and I read him books. ANd, we went out 'into the world' so he could see new things.
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    I was wondering about this too. I know Muffin sometimes likes to sit in her swing and look at the revolving mobile. My parents got a Fisher Price Nature somethingorother Cradle Swing second hand in great shape for cheap and are loaning it to us. Muffin likes the mobile while she swings.
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    The first about 3 months were all about singing, talking, swing, bouncy seat, and cuddling. Around 3 months is when we started tummy time , playing with rattles and small soft toys and things.. but every baby is different and mine happens to be SUPER active!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandykay View Post
    talk to them, baby massage, give him a little bit of tummy time. All they really want to do at that age is sleep and eat.



    They don't really care about toys until 3 months or so and even then they don't really do much more than look at them.
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