What to do with a 8 week old..

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MummaBear31 Mon 03-Oct-16 11:32:01

Just wondering what people do to pass the days whilst baby is still too young to do much...in the morning when DS is napping I do the housework and have a shower but then I'm not really sure what else to do as when he is awake he likes to be held (although currently napping in my arms as he has his first cold sad) we have a little chat, read a book, and go for a walk most days just to get out. I worry that he sees too much tv as I have it on a lot so I don't fall asleep really! Sometime I feel like I'm just waiting for my husband to come home so I can make dinner etc..my baby is still only 8 weeks old! Any tips from other mummy's? I feel guilty for even feeling like this and not relishing every moment spent with him and as I love him so much but some days I'm so bored...confused

PoloZolo Mon 03-Oct-16 11:39:36

What you are doing sounds lovely already, and I'm sure you don't need to worry about the TV.
Are there any baby groups in your area you could go to? They might lead to coffees with other mums afterwards etc or separate meet ups. You could do something like baby swimming or baby massage, or something cheaper like a local church might run a baby and toddler group. Your health visitor might have some locally they can suggest. 8 weeks is a very good age to start doing some groups, if the thought of making small talk with other mums fills you with dread then try a group that has a focus like the swimming, sensory ones as they are initially less awkward than the general baby/toddler groups of you don't have anyone to go with.
Congrates on the new baby

SpeakNoWords Mon 03-Oct-16 11:40:20

Yeah, there isn't a huge amount to do! I caught up on box sets whilst feeding and having my DS sleep on me. Going for walks was also a daily thing, plus I went to baby cinema showings whenever I could. Lots of reading on my kindle too.

They don't need much "play" at that age. You could try a play mat or a bouncer if he's happy to do that for a while.

crayfish Mon 03-Oct-16 11:48:31

I watched 11 seasons of Greys anatomy at about this age, my child is going to be either a surgeon or a complete telly addict! It is quite boring but what you're doing is what I did. From around three months I found some groups and did a baby massage class etc. Its get's more fun though, when they can play and interact a bit more. Now DS is 15 months and I long for the days of sitting around watching TV - trust me, it lasts a very short time!

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