If you ask anybody about Lariah, they will tell you that she is the sweetest, most social child ever. And I’d proudly have to agree.
Although I can’t quite decide whether it’s 100% bad or good, my baby has never had a single hint of stranger danger. She will walk up to anybody anywhere and motion for them to pick her up or acknowledge her. It’s fine for us because I’m social and I love talking to people; plus I’m always around. She’s never too far from me and DEFINITELY never out of my eyesight.
Other than genetics of course, I think that my enrolling her in parent child activities at 3 weeks old and taking her to play groups was essential and crucial in her being so friendly. Squally has always been around other people and babies and she now enjoys their company and she plays with everyone very well, with the exception of her bestie, Yuri, but Yuri doesn’t mind Lariah trying to bully her. ?
My point is, as soon as your feeling up to it, get these Squallies out and about!! Of course the types of activities available vary from city to city, but for immediately postpartum mommies, some hospitals offer new mom support groups! We attended Baptist Hospital for Women’s Beautiful Bundles New Mom Support Group in Memphis, TN as soon as I was feeling up to driving and it was one of the best decisions I had ever made! I made some great, life-long mommy friends and Lariah made some baby besties; more than that we helped each other through this stressful and life changing blessing called motherhood. And the support group was free!
We found many government-run, free mommy groups such as BF-STARS (Breast Feeding Sisters That Are Receiving Support) that NOT only gave us more information about breastfeeding and nutrition, but gave a safe place to ask questions and gave us lots of supportive supplies!