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Spring has arrived! You recently welcomed your little miracle and you are thinking now what do I do? According to the experts it is now time for new parents to get out of the house and go out into the world.

Once you have clearance from your pediatrician, parents should take their newborns out to break up the routine of feeding, changing and sleeping.  Going out can boost a parent’s morale, especially a first time parent by doing something new and different. Don’t forget to pack your camera to take those candid photos so you can share those memorable moments with family and friends.

The D.C. area provides an abundance of things to do for parents of babies. So next time you’re going stir crazy being stuck in the house, check out some fun activities from Top 5 things to do with babies in the D.C. area – WTOP.

How about going to a  movie? Some local movie theaters offer regularly scheduled adult movies that welcome little ones. To accommodate the sensory needs of babies, the theater lights remain dim and the volume stays at a moderate level.

Go visit some wildlife. Seeing animals is a great activity for a baby. Babies and parents, alike, adore staring into the aquatic wonderland of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. No strollers are allowed on the floor, so plan accordingly and bring your baby carrier.

On nice weather days, put the baby in the stroller and go visit the Smithsonian National Zoo to check out the adorable pandas and say hi to Bao Bao, or bring your baby to the free farms at Frying Pan Farm Park to check out the new arrivals of sheep and pigs or Oxon Hill Farm for barnyard fun.Fun activities for babiesEnjoy spring and get some exercise by visiting the animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo (Washingtonian)

If you love flowers and plants then go take a trip to  the United States Botanical Garden in the District. Parents and babies will enjoy the tranquility among the gorgeous flowers and unique plants. Smaller botanical gardens in the area include Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA., River Farm in Alexandria, VA and Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD.

Shopping at the farmers markets is an enjoyable way to get some fresh air and healthy food. There are over 160 farmers markets in the D.C. area, so there’s one happening every day. Check out this interactive map to find one near you or explore a new neighborhood.

Want to soak up some culture then off to a museum.  Before the toddler tantrums begin,  check out exhibits that peak your interest at one of the many museums D.C. has to offer. If baby is awake during the excursion, build vocabulary and your relationship by talking about what you see. Whether your interest is art, technology, history or nature, there is something for everyone in our area.

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