Newborns love the sensation of movement: rhythmic and often vigorous motions such as being rocked, carried or bumped over cobblestones in the pram.
The sense of movement is another way for your baby to start learning about his body and the world, as well as helpng build the foundations for his motor development and coordination.
Carry your newborn in a babysling or pouch when he is awake and you need your hands free to do chores. Otherwise, the best place for him is to be wriggling or playing on the floor.
Try not to use a car seat more than necessary. Baby seats do not encourage active movement and the development of muscles needed later for rolling and crawling. A pram or moses basket is better as there is more space for baby to move around.
Movement toys such as swings and rockers can be useful later on to help stimulate or calm him down.