Are you back on your feet after the first veeery tiring weeks after birth? Do you feel ready to step out of your pajamas and do some "normal" things again? If so, HUGE congrats, mamma! See how strong you are? And I'm not joking, I really mean it. The first couple of weeks (and months) after birth can be very, very tough. And yes, I know everybody says so, but you can't really understand what they mean until you go through it yourself.
Today I'd like to pitch baby cinema to you! I think this is one of the first activities I took Thea to during her first months. And looking back at that time, I wish I would have done it more often when she was still sleeping and feeding most of the day.
So what's babykino and how does it work?
Basically, taking your baby to the cinema to watch a movie at a baby friendly time -usually around noon-. The screening room is the same that is used for normal movie sessions, the difference is that the lights are dimmed, so it's not completely dark and the sound is lower than usual. You can breastfeed, leave the room to change nappies, stand up and rock your baby, etc. No one will be bothered, since you'll be amongst other moms, dads and babies.
How much does it cost?
The ticket price is around 100NOK and it's free for babies, of course.
Can I take the stroller in?
Unfortunately you can't due to safety reasons, but if your baby is sleeping you can take in the carrycot and leave it next to your seat. You can leave your pram right outside the screening room on the designated area. If it makes you feel more comfortable, just bring a bike lock and lock it.
I'm sold! Where are these cinemas?
There are several movie theatres that offer babykino sessions: Ringen (Grünerlokka), Colosseum (Majorstuen) and Symbra (Lamberseter Senter). You can check out the weekly program and buy your tickets at here
Now... Before going, think about which type of movie you'd like to go see. Why am I saying that? Well, I wasn't too clever with my first pick and chose a proper mafia movie to take Thea to the cinema for the first time (oops!). There was blood, shooting, super complex dialogues and more blood and shooting. Hmmm... I'd say a romantic, esay-to-follow comedy would have been a better choice ;).
Happy movie session, mammy! Let us know how YOU liked it!