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What do you do when your lo is awake?

We're almost to 7 weeks. She's still napping quite a bit but is more awake during the day. 

I don't know whatto o with her. I mean, we sing, talk, she'll sit on her mat or in her swing, we got for walks. After day after day of these activities, I'm wondering if there is something else we could be doing. 

what do you do? 

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  • I sit him on my lap so he's off his head. Sometimes I just sit with him in my arms and watch tv
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  • Thankfully, his older brother keeps him entertained. He loves to watch him. But we do a lot of the same things. Play on the mat, go for walks. Don't worry, they do get more exciting!

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    Thankfully, his older brother keeps him entertained. He loves to watch him. But we do a lot of the same things. Play on the mat, go for walks. Don't worry, they do get more exciting!

     

     

    Ok :) good.  

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    I sit him on my lap so he's off his head. Sometimes I just sit with him in my arms and watch tv
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  • We play very exciting games, such as:

    - So Big

    - Stick Out Your Tongue

    - Smile Crazily to get your Baby to Smile

    - Dance to the TV Commercials (especially the Weber one)

    - Make Up Silly Songs about Nothing

    That's about it.  :-) 

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  • That's pretty much it!

    Ditto about sitting her up as well. She loves to be upright- it's almost an acitivity in itself.

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    That's pretty much it!

    Ditto about sitting her up as well. She loves to be upright- it's almost an acitivity in itself.

     

    good :) i'm glad i'm not missing anything. 

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    We play very exciting games, such as:

    - So Big

    - Stick Out Your Tongue

    - Smile Crazily to get your Baby to Smile

    - Dance to the TV Commercials (especially the Weber one)

    - Make Up Silly Songs about Nothing

    That's about it.  :-) 

     This! We do the "How big is that baby" "This big!" game approximately 10 times a day. He sticks his tongue out at me constantly. We dance to the soundtracks from Glee (especially the Warblers). I sing songs about changing his diaper. Good times.

    By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
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  • At that age, my kids were only allowed to be awake for about an hour, so I put them down after 40 minutes of awake time. All that time was taken up with eating and diapering.
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  • image juliane2004:
    At that age, my kids were only allowed to be awake for about an hour, so I put them down after 40 minutes of awake time. All that time was taken up with eating and diapering.

    Um, are you for real? You only "allow" them to be up for 40 minutes? 

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    image juliane2004:
    At that age, my kids were only allowed to be awake for about an hour, so I put them down after 40 minutes of awake time. All that time was taken up with eating and diapering.

    Um, are you for real? You only "allow" them to be up for 40 minutes? 

    you do realize that they are talking about a 7 wk old right? My DS was only awake for an hour before every nap otherwise he became overly tired which equaled a screaming baby. You do what works best for your child even if it doesn't work for others.
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  • image juliane2004:
    At that age, my kids were only allowed to be awake for about an hour, so I put them down after 40 minutes of awake time. All that time was taken up with eating and diapering.

    How exciting!

    We play games, sing, and dance around. She's often awake for more than 40 minutes at a time and she has STTN for a couple weeks now.

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    At that age, my kids were only allowed to be awake for about an hour, so I put them down after 40 minutes of awake time. All that time was taken up with eating and diapering.

    And if they didn't fall asleep after an hour what happened?  Did you bore them to death with your how to guide to sleeping infants? Sleep That sure would make me fall asleep.

    OP, we did most of the same things you are doing. Except the walks, Mother Nature has not been kind to us lately, if its not cold and raining, its hot and humid.  Also, sitting her upright isn't a bad idea either! 

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    With my 6-week-old, I lay her on the floor next to me while I do sit ups, push ups and other floor excercies. She kicks and wiggles and talk to her at the same time because she won't lay there very long if I'm not paying attention to her.   I've also been trying to get a good video of her smiling and "talking" to me.  So, whenever she's in a good mood and making lots of cooing noises I try to catch it on video. I've been having a hard time because when she sees the camera she just stops and looks at it.
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