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What to do with 10 week old when awake. Do you play with them every time? How often/long should playtime be?

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Jellybabie3 Mon 18-Dec-17 12:50:19

This is probably a thick question but what do you do with baby when its awake? My son is 10 weeks old and literally just tentatively reaching to touch things. Hes still not particularly interested in his toys although may spend a few mins looking at cloth books. Hes generally a smiley happy baby. I feel like i should be entertaining him every time hes awake to aid his development - is that right? I sing and talk to him all the time. Obviously if I am out shopping etc he tags along and looks about but today for example i am home for the day. If i have wrapping/cooking to do he seems content to watch. But I currently have nothing to do!

If I am honest I feel abit bored/stupid waving his toys at him that he isn't fussed about but dont want to ignore him and stare at the tv lol - i would hate it if i am hindering him.

Any tips?

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GandTforme Mon 18-Dec-17 19:13:42

Sing nursery rhymes and do the actions. Turn pages of board books for him. Tummy time with a toy just within reach to encourage him to grab it. Play gym with dangle toys to grab. Pull funny faces, blow raspberries. Yes you may feel a bit silly but no one is watching but him and he thinks you're amazing whatever you're doing smile

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 19-Dec-17 18:01:11

You are doing a good thing by talking to him and singing to him and all of the suggestion above are good. My DD used to like being in a sling so that she could have a good nosey about fsmile

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