8 Things you can do with a new born baby in Liverpool
So Beyonce has given birth to twins in the States and we’re saluting new parents right here in Liverpool as you face the task of actually getting out of the house before lunchtime!
Bottom line is, brand new babies don’t really do much besides feed, poop and sleep, but making an effort to get out and about in the fresh air is important for new parents as they adjust to life with a mini human.
Gentle exercise, socialising and wearing publically acceptable clothes may seem like the Mount Everest of challenges some days, but with your other half back at work, the in-laws content with the 3000 pics they took the last time they dropped in uninvited, what can you do with your little bundle of joy?
Here’s 8 things you can do with a new born baby in Liverpool….
1 – Head to your SureStart Centre
2 – Make new Mum mates
3 – Get Active, gently!
4 – Indulge in a little retail therapy
Liverpool One is a great destination for a bit of buggy fit while making a dent in all those lovely gift vouchers you received for the new arrival. Browse the new season baby clothes, grab a healthy juice at John Lewis or tuck into a wedge of cake at Cosy Club while the little one sleeps. There’s a dedicated breast feeding area, tip top baby changing facilities and also pram hire available from Q Park too. Click here to plan your visit and get to grips with the lifts!
5 – Feed little imaginations and explore Central Library
It’s never too early to get into good habits and reading fun, engaging bedtime stories can begin from day one. Not only does Central Library, William Brown Street have a huge discovery space just for kids, its also a great place to view the city from the 4th floor terrace, grab a costa coffee in the ground floor café or even just relax into a beanbag and get lost in the latest top seller. There’s more to life than the Gruffalo! Click here for more info.
6 – Put your feet up
We’ve all heard the whole “sleep when the baby sleeps” cliché but it’s true. Do it. Lots. You will sorely regret not taking a power nap during Loose Women when your baby is wide awake and ready to play at 4am. Everyone has someone who insists: “forget about the dishes & laundry! I’ll help anytime!” When else will you get that offer?! Accept the help from your friend/sibling/great Aunty twice removed (or whoever you trust!).
7 – Take a walk
In Merseyside we are lucky enough to have loads of open spaces to walk around at a gentle pace, pushing your pram with pride and getting a lung full of fresh air. Even the most stressful mornings can be recovered with a bit of head space along the waterfront, around any one of the city parks and green spaces, or why not take a stroll along the Albert Dock and take in the quirky stores and coffee shops. The bonus is that most babies drift off to sleep mid walk, so joyful! Click here to check out some of our favourite walks here.
8 – Book two tickets to Hollywood at FACT
You might think that cinema trips are now reserved for rare date night occasions but fear not, you can still get your blockbuster fix thanks to Picturehouse at FACT. Big Scream Club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are £8.20 (Picturehouse Members £6.20), babies come free and only customers with babies will be admitted! Oh hello again Tom Hardy! More info and cinema listings here.
Are you a new parent living in the Liverpool City Region? We want to hear your new born life hacks, tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share the baby love on our socials.