Here is easily the most relaxing suggestion I’ve found for whiling away time with your infant – and one that I hope Veronika and I can include in our everyday routine moving forward. Or at least on the days that big brother is at school!
Try to take a moment (today and each day!) to play soothing music and just have downtime next to your baby. This sounds so simple, but our house is always filled with noise and movement, and I usually have Veronika playing on the living room rug while I get things done. Very rarely do I sit until the kids sleep!
Today, the goal was to take a pause. I set my Spotify list to slow jazz tunes, and we retreated to her nursery.
She seemed immediately surprised by the switch to her room, but then seemed to like the jazz right away. Aah, time to read the paper while she kicked and played with toys.
We switched to Celtic meditation music.
I got to do the crossword and sip a smoothie! She loved playing with a tactile mat in the background.
We switched to piano sonatas (flute sonatas would be pretty too).
She had a blast doing tummy time in the relaxing location!
Finally, we tuned in to Indian classical. She was still so busy playing, that I easily could have spent ages in here with her – if there wasn’t more to get done!