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    Default Entertaining an infant

    How do you entertain an infant? I think the toys are boring him now but can't afford to buy different ones at the moment.

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    Sorry I should e more specific from 6 to 12 months. I'm running out of ideas. Especially when I don't feel well which has been a lot lately

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    Lots of floor time? Try alternating the toys, I dont have much idea sorry my Ds was very good at entertaining himself, he was either on the floor rolling around or in his around me go dragging it around the house or in the jolly jumper.

    But mostly he loved the floor.

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    Try a pack of cards! DD is 10mo and has loved cards for a while now. She's figured out how to open the box and then scatters them around, turns them over in her hands, slides them across the floor, folds them... Entertains her for ages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Try a pack of cards! DD is 10mo and has loved cards for a while now. She's figured out how to open the box and then scatters them around, turns them over in her hands, slides them across the floor, folds them... Entertains her for ages!
    Does she eat them?

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    I don't have many toys yet either - I have a bucket and alternate them every few days, so he gets excited when a favourite reappears (9mths).

    He also really loves an old water bottle with dried pasta in it. A homemade shaker which entertains him for ages! Or the remote control

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    Dd entertained herself. Best toy she had was a plastic 2litre coke bottle that I 3/4 filled with water, pink food dye, glitter, and little coloured beads.
    I taped the lid on with Chameleon tape so it couldn't be picked off, and lay it on the floor. She'd seal-walk after it for hours, rolling it around and whacking it with her hand.

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    I found at that age DS loved everyday stuff to play with (as a pose to all the toys he had). So things like plastics with rice or pasta in them, a pot and wooden spoon to bang, an old tv remote, bucket of water and cups, scarves tied together stuffed into an old tissue box that he could pull out. He also loved being outdoors, so we'd take a walk around the garden, pick some flowers, play with sticks, dig in the dirt. Once he got crawling and walking he was pretty happy to just explore himself so didn't need alot of entertaining.

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    I would rotate DS's toys too. Plus kitchen items like plastic bowls and wooden spoons were a favourite. Small empty waterbottles filled with rice so he could shake them.
    Bubs shouldn't entertain themselves too much. In the first year they need all the social interaction they can get to establish good social skills.
    Do you take her to a playgroup?

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    we rotated toys too...

    favourite 'toy' - plastic bottles with pasta/beads/coloured stones etc inside

    pots and pans whilst cooking - DD would bang on them.
    tupperware cupboard to unpack and spread all over the house.

    I often used to pop her on the floor in front of a full length mirror and she'd get so excited about her new 'friend'

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