Oh, boy! Now your little one is really moving around, crawling and can sit all by himself you will need ideas to keep him occupied. What is a busy momma to do? How do you keep your baby entertained and safe at the same time?
First, crawl around the room that your baby spends most of their playtime in. Look for items that can pose a danger. Chocking hazards are anything smaller than a golf ball. Feel around for hard surfaces your baby might bump into. Our couch has a very hard area right at crawling baby head height! REACH around objects, onto stools, and see if you can pull items on top of yourself. Check for cords, power strips, short bookcases, toy boxes,etc.
My son is very inquisitive and has no problem zipping over to that ONE SPOT that wasn’t cleaned off or secured! He loves trying to wedge his head under our keyboard stool and try to get at the power-strip. He thinks that the PC mouse cables are just for his pleasure!
Once your environment is safe let’s come up with creative ways to educate and entertain your child.
Pick up Sticks a Recycled Toddler Activity from Powerful Mothering
Cardboard Fun in a Box of Balls from Powerful Mothering
Jell-O Ocean Sensory Play from House of Burke
Baby Play: Containers & Loose Parts from School Time Snippets
Treasure Basket for Baby from Nate and Rachel
Baby Play: Water Ball Pit from School Time Snippets
DIY Sensory Board for Babies and Toddlers from ALLterNATIVE Learning
Easy Baby Games with Plastic Eggs from Happily Ever Mom
Make your own texture cards from nateandrachel.com
Early Development, Learning, and Fun: Baby Play – Sound
Kara @ ALLterNATIVElearning says
Thanks for including us Thaleia! Those are two of our favorite activities 🙂 This is a great round up and so helpful since it’s hard to come up with baby friendly activities.
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
Wow, I wish I knew of all this cool stuff when my daughter was a baby! How much fun she would have had!