Breaking in on the Baby Social Scene

Last week’s music class was SO MUCH FUN! First of all, it was great to see some of our friends, meet new ones, and to see Stephen rock it as the only dad there. Rose was so cute shaking her little egg rattle and crawling around instead of sitting obediently. It was fun and informative – exactly what you want from a class. We’ve been rocking out at home ever since and I hope Rose inherits her dad’s voice and my sweet dance moves.

Given Rose is 9 months old, she is at such a great age to enjoy playgroups and other social activities. We’ve been working with our nanny to find some fun activities for them to do each week. I’ve been doing a ton of research and have come across lots of library story times, playgrounds, Gymboree, MyGym, play area businesses (Jungle Jakes and playdipity for example), some Mom’s club activities and other random things like petting zoos and apple picking orchards. They hit up 2 library story times already this week and loved it. Obviously getting out of the house and interacting with the world makes everyone happier and each day more fun.

The baby social scene is all pretty new to us, do you have any ideas or tips for things for our nanny and Rose to do?


And for those of you non-first time Moms, you’ll appreciate this little joke:

  • 1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing, and Baby Story Hour.
  • 2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
  • 3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

2 thoughts on “Breaking in on the Baby Social Scene

  1. I have really enjoyed taking both of my kids to open gym at the YMCA. Really nice moms and other kids just get a chance to run around & play. Library programs are great too!

  2. At that age I loved many of the things you mentioned – less formal play groups so that Lucy could notice, “Hey, I’m a baby. Hey, you’re a baby. Look at that, we’re both babies.” I truly believe in a social and communal environment starting at a very young age. If man, by nature, is a social animal then why should that exclude babies? And – kudos to your hubby. Involved and enthusiastic dads are the best.

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