Things to do in Memphis with baby: Rainy Day Edition

Some rainy days are for snuggling up on the couch with a soft throw blanket and a hot mug of something wonderful. Other times, you don't know how you're going to make it through the day if you don't LEAVE RIGHT NOW. If you're home with a baby and need to get out while you still can, here's a short list of ideas of things to do in Memphis with baby on a rainy day. window-1176972_1280

Target: Old Faithful

If you weren't already aware, there's something in the air at Target that has magical baby-soothing (and mommy-soothing!) properties. There's a reason every mom blog in the universe has something to say about Target! Grab a latte and wander around to your heart's content. Talk to your baby about the colors, shapes, and interesting things around you. If baby gets a little fussy, it's no big deal. There's bound to be another mom around to show you some solidarity. If you're nursing and in want of a quiet place to feed your baby and regroup, the fitting rooms are comfortable and always available to you.

Storytime

Things to do in memphis with babyIt's never too early to start reading to your baby, and if you're looking for things to do with baby in Memphis, there are bookstores and libraries in every part of town. Most of our local libraries and bookstores have either a play area or a weekly storytime. Even if you miss out on storytime, you can still go and browse the aisles and read to your baby!

Here's a list of storytimes in Memphis by day of the week:

Monday:  10:00am Book Babies at the Germantown Library 10:00am Knowledge Tree (Germantown Location)

Tuesday: 10:00am Book Babies at the Germantown Library 10:15am Central Library 11:00am Booksellers at Laurelwood 11:00am Barnes and Noble (Wolfchase and Carriage Crossing)

Wednesday: 10:00am Knowledge Tree (Summer Avenue Location) 10:30am Cordova Library

Thursday: 10:00am Knowledge Tree (Cordova Location) 11:00am Booksellers at Laurelwood

Friday: 10:30am Morton Museum of Collierville History (the museum itself is free and open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm)

Saturday: 11:00am Barnes and Noble (Wolfchase and Carriage Crossing)

Host a playdate

We all know that playdates aren't really for babies: they're for moms. If you can't manage anything except yoga pants and a messy bun, find a friend and survive the day together! Ignore the mess, leave the dishes, put some coffee or tea on, and enjoy some adult interaction. We promise that whatever you can do today is good enough!