As Rookie Moms, Heather and Whitney of Berkeley, CA, decided to do at least one activity per day with their children. The activities are meant to be enjoyable for mom and help her get out of the house. Often the activities involve eating, which is always challenging with a new baby, like getting meals on the table every night.
If baby likes to sleep in the carseat, it is great to patronize nearby drive-through businesses so you can have a destination. Maybe it’s an In-N-Out or a drive-through Starbucks. If you’re creative and persuasive, you might get normal businesses to serve you curbside if business is slow. As I was doing our environment a disservice by driving around to keep Holden asleep, I called up Baby World on Telegraph Avenue and asked if they could possibly come outside and take my credit card and bring me some things I needed. Score! If your baby is a car napper, keep the phone number of a store like this in your cell phone.
I love this idea and wish I had thought of it when my kids were small. While they still fall asleep in the car, waking them up isn't a problem. But it was a HUGE deal when they were infants.