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5 Responses to Newborn in Nature

  1. Jenn  

    My son was a winter baby in Wisconsin so we didn’t get to really experience the great outdoors until he was about six months old, but when we did, he took it all in and enjoyed it so much. I think some fresh air, the sounds of nature and the feeling of the breeze blowing against the skin is something that can be enjoyed at any age.
    Great post!

  2. Alicia C.  

    This is a great post with a wonderful message. For some reason, new moms seem afraid to take their little ones into nature because they might get hurt (bugs?) Yet, they’re willing to take them to malls and grocery stores where, in my opinion, the risk of hurting a child is higher in the form of illness.

    I have always been a nature-lover and *finally* have a child who shares my interests. Since he was an infant, my little guy and I have shared miles of walks together. Now, at 2.5 y.o., he can already identify a ton of plants and even knows what they’re good for or if they’re poisonous! This, just through picking up the random bits of knowledge I ramble on about when we’re walking. (Yeah, I’m a very proud mommy!)

  3. Amy @ you shall go out with joy

    You’ve inspired me this evening. We were going to meet Pa at the bus stop and have a walk before dinner, but instead we brought dinner with us and had a picnic! My son–7 months–loved his first experience eating outside and we all really enjoyed our extra time in the great outdoors 🙂

  4. Mrs. Smitty

    We get outside on a daily basis. Each morning, our 2mo naps in the shade while toddler and I play or do activities outside. I bring both girls outside when I hang laundry or do yard work. Toddler and baby both love watching and listening to the birds in the morning, we do a lot of walks, picnics and grills. Our first trip to the cabin was when baby was 1 wk old and we even bring toddler outside on the porch during thunderstorms to learn about nature. She loves the feel of electricity in the air, the smell of fresh rain, the feel of the water on her skin and wind in her hair, the sound of the thunder and the sight of lightening.