5 Summer Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Babies and Toddlers

5 Summer Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Babies and Toddlers

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There’s nothing like spending winter indoors with a baby or toddler. But as the days get longer and the weather warmer, summer is right around the corner. Lucky for you, summer offers a whole host of fun outdoor activities and outings you can do with your loved ones. This is an excellent way to bond with the baby, as it exposes kids to light and helps them sleep better. Today, Lullamoon Photography shares five fun outdoor activities you can do as a family this summer.

1. Stroll and Fit Bootcamps

Engaging in activities with a giant stroller and crying babies can be challenging if you’re a new parent. Luckily, most community and fitness centers have various classes for new parents. For example, some types involve strolling at a fast pace with your baby in the stroller. There are also classes where you can park your stroller nearby and work on resistance and strength training. This way, you’re always close to the baby, but still getting your fitness on!

2. Splash Park or Wading Pool

According to Run Wild My Child, water activities are an excellent way to get your kids involved in physical activity and exercise. The wading pool might be the best option for younger kids or toddlers. The sensory experience of being in the water is a great way to soak up the sun while inviting play and relaxation. Infant swimming lessons are another excellent option, as this offers children a sense of freedom and empowerment. After a long day of splashing around, your child will tire out too, which will ensure they get a good night’s sleep.

3. Make Time to Exercise

Nationwide Children’s reports that many parents work from home while caring for their kids, which can lead to natural burnout and exhaustion. In such cases, the first thing to get compromised is physical fitness. However, prioritizing workouts will be critical in energizing you, allowing you to show up as a better parent. After all, self-care is essential even in stressful situations! Try to schedule your workouts in your calendar if you struggle to make time. Even if you’re working a lot, you can get some movement in by walking around the block on your lunch break. Bringing your kids along is also a smart option as it will get them moving and physically active as well. 

4. Day Trips and Outings

If you have a little bit more time on your hands, consider a more extended outing or day out. Taking your children to the zoo or local petting farm is an excellent way to get out in the sun and enjoy the good weather. In addition, it helps your child bond with animals and learn from them. You could also plan a picnic, take a small hike, visit a farmer’s market, or take a trip to the botanical gardens. Countless outings are suitable for all age groups and interest levels, so be sure to do some research before you leave. 

5. Stay Home – But Outside

If you can’t get outside or just don’t have the time, you can also enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home. Set up a little tent in your backyard for some nighttime fun (stargazing is a great activity to do with kids), or lounge in chairs during the day to soak up the sun. 

Not only are outdoor activities a great way to get exercise and fun, but they’re also an opportunity to get out of the house and explore the world around us. Your baby or toddler will have plenty of opportunities for exploration and play too! The best part is that they will sleep better at the end of the day – which means you will sleep better, too. 

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