Once my body made some progress in healing from birth, and I realized I still didn’t have to go back to work for six more weeks, it was time to figure out my new normal. What could I do with a 2-month old baby in tow?
Here are more than 10 activities to fill your days and allow you to practice being a mom. You know, those ladies that walk around in public with babies? That’s you!
First, prepare to track your accomplishments. We have a milestone chart for new moms that you can print.
Now, let’s get out there.
So where should you go? Here are places to go alone, just you and your baby.
- A shopping mall is a baby-friendly destination. You’ll find that baby stores and restaurants both have changing tables. If you need to catch your breath in private, go in a dressing room, sit on the bench and catch your breath. Bonus if you have a Nordstrom in your area. Their women’s lounge features a generous maternity room for nursing, pumping and changing.
- Prefer food over retail therapy? Go to the grocery store for just one thing.
- Take a postnatal yoga class.
- Visit a paint-your-own pottery studio and let them make prints of your baby’s feet on a frame or tile.
I was lucky enough to join a mom’s group in which I actually liked the other women and we made plans to meet up during the week. We strolled all over town. Activities to try with a friend:
Staying out of the house as long as I could always made the day go by faster, however there are still many hours to fill at home. I like a project, so let me suggest these at-home activities for two-month old mamas:
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