For those little ones obsessed with babies - this is the perfect adventure. Our daughter is in a two year period of loving baby dolls. Various baby dolls tagged along with most of our adventures. I felt that the real way to respect her interest though - was to take a walk specifically for our babies. Our son (who for the record is also a baby fan when he takes a break from all that train play) was happy to join us on our walk.
We went on two different baby walks - celebrating the two main ways that people transport infants.
The first time, we went out with strollers. We have blankets to transport our babies. We packed what they thought their babies might need for a walk (blanket and a bottle) and then made many stops on the walk around the block to show our babies things that we saw.
Our first walk was such a success, that we did it again, this time wearing our babies. As infants, our twins spent a lot of time in a moby wrap. We made our own wraps with large blankets and a little inventive wrapping. This time we went for a walk along a lovely nature trail.
Both times, I believe the importance was talking about our babies beforehand and working in their knowledge of infants when planning together for our walk. I also asked questions about their babies to continue to draw them into our walks (for example, "you found a flower, do you want to tell your baby about it?")
*Always dress yourself and your child(ren) in weather appropriate clothing for a walk.
*Pay attention to how far you are going and turn around long before anyone gets tired. Every child is different, but for a guideline our two year olds can easily walk a half mile - so about a quarter of a mile in I typically turn us around. A mile is possible, but they are quite tired by the end.
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