How do I entertain my 2 week old?

Erica - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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She is awake more now and I want her to stay awake more in the day, but how do I keep her awake?

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Nikki - posted on 09/18/2010

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2 weeks sleep is essential for them to grow, enjoy it, because once she turns a month she will be awake all the time and youll miss this quiet time. Just remember shes so new to the world she needs to rest to take it all in and when they are asleep they are growing

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Vicki - posted on 09/18/2010

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What Toni said :) At two weeks old playtime is really nappy changes, feeding and gazing into your face. Making faces, poking your tongue out, will keep her amused enough. Sitting outside with leaves and sky to look at is also lovely. I also took short walks with bub in a sling at this age, even if he fell asleep again by the time we got home! I wouldn't be trying to keep her more awake than she wants to be.

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I wouldn't try and keep her awake, babies have a lot to take in and absorb and so find everything really tiring. But when she is awake sing to her, give her some tummy time, take her for walks, talk to her about anything smile and just be close to her. Personally I would avoid the tv and just give her some human interaction, babies are comforted by human faces and can tell the difference between a happy and a sad face so give her lots of happy faces. congrats on your new arrival :-)

Sarh - posted on 09/18/2010

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She can be doing tummy time! They are supposed to start tummy time from birth. Does she have a play met/gym? I started laying my little guy on his almost right away. Also, put her in her swing or something and let her watch a little tv, she will love the different colors and the light.

Elaine - posted on 09/18/2010

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My daughter is 3 months old now, and I had the same question when she was about 2 weeks old. One of her favorite things at that age was sitting in her chair in front of our aquarium to watch the fishies. Then as she got older she would talk to the fishies and (more recently) try to reach out to touch them. I would also talk to her, sing to her, and read to her a lot - babies love to hear your voice. And at that age it doesn't really matter what you read, it can be anything as long as they are enjoying your voice. I also started playing with her hands and feet a lot at that age, and moving her legs (which also helped to work out any gas). I also would lean over her, so my face was about a foot away from hers, and smile and make silly faces.

Denasallam - posted on 09/18/2010

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my little one is 17 days old i started getting her outside her room placing her in her chair or the coach see whats comfortable and safe for you and your baby then put the tv on some music my little one is enjoying it ..

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