Hola mamás! Any plans for Friday morning? I don't know about you, but during my permisjon I liked planning my week ahead and having a few options to make sure I didn't end up home all day. And Fridays was often a musical day.
There is this weekly event at Oslo University (UiO) called Lunsj med kultur, which takes place every Friday from 12:15 to 12:45. It's basically an open performance that anybody can attend for free. It takes place inside the university, just in front of the library. I've been there a couple of times and have only ever seen musical pieces (all of them beautiful!), but they sometimes dance or perform other scenic arts, too.
And why should such an event be baby friendly? Because it takes place at an open hall inside the university. People are silent, but nobody will bother if your baby starts crying or giggles every now and then. Since it's a big hall, you can simply walk in or out anytime. There are also a few sofas you can sit on and breastfeed -breastfeeding while attending a concert? YES, it's possible!-. The atmosphere is so relaxing you both might actually fall asleep!
I'd say this plan is ideal for non-crawling babies, specially for the really young ones. I actually wish I would have heard about it before. I think it's the perfect activity for the first few weeks after birth, since it really just involves hopping into a tram, sitting and listening to some nice music. Babies tend to love it too, and research has proven that music can positively impact young children's neuronal development. What a great plan, right?
There is also a really nice and inexpensive café upstair, just one floor above the library where you can grab lunch before or after the concert. They have baby chairs and plenty of space for strollers.
Want to give it a try? Check out their monthly schedule.
How to get there:
Trikk: 17 / 18 "Universitetet Blindern"
T-bane: 4 / 5 "Blindern"
Bus: 22 / 25 / 118 / 156 / 345 / 363 / 435 / N18 "John Colletts Plass"