In time, most babies end up enjoying tummy time, because it’s a chance for them to freely move their bodies and engage with their parents. Another favorite activity to do with your baby at this age is to go out for a walk in a stroller. You can also wear your little one in a baby carrier.
How do I keep my 3-week-old awake during the day?
During daylight hours, keep things stimulating and active for your baby. Play with them a lot. Try to keep them awake after they feed, although don’t worry if they conk out for a nap. When it’s dark, become a more low-key parent for your baby.
What should I do with my newborn during awake time?
- Face time. Tummy time is recommended for all infants, but it’s often not very well received by the participants who are still working on the muscle control and coordination needed to lift their heads.
- Fun while folding.
- Stretch, pedal, and tickle.
- Dance with me.
- Read aloud.
- Sing a song.
- Take a break.
How long do 3-week-old babies stay awake for?
Your newborn’s sleep patterns: At 3 weeks old, your newborn baby may begin to stay awake a bit longer during the day up to one hour or so but still will need to sleep about 16 hours in a 24-hour period.