+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked
    122
    Reviews
    0

    Default Help! Ideas for busy box

    Hi everyone,
    I am due to have a baby October 1st, but she can come any day now.
    I am thinking of doing up some busy boxes for my kids for not only when bub comes home, but for when the kids visit us in hospital (c section).
    Ds is 4 years old. He has an ipad, but will only use it for 20 mins or so until he wants a new activity.

    Dd1 is 10, she wouldn't need a busy box for home, as she does her own thing, but some hospital activities would be good.

    Dd2 is 9, and same as dd1, just looking for hospital activities really.

    I've already been lectured that the kids should just be happy to meet their new sister, but the reality is, hospitals are boring, and newborns while very cute, can be quite boring to kids.

    So ideas of what I could put in the boxes? Xo

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Griffith NSW
    Posts
    2,237
    Thanks
    802
    Thanked
    918
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    For the older two, would some puzzle type books keep them occupied?

    Word search, crosswords, maybe a new pencilcase with some new stationary?
    It's not messy, but may keep them busy.

    If they got into that looming craze, maybe a mixed bag of those and a loom each? Or some hair accessories and some instructions on 'new' hairstyles for them to try.


    For your son, what about a few toy cars? Or those packs of farm animals etc you can get from the reject shop?

    Colouring books?

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to SeymourTheBear For This Useful Post:

    mandlsmum  (14-09-2014)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,198
    Thanks
    312
    Thanked
    960
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I got my nephew a busy bag, that had pipe cleaners, dinosaurs, cars, play dough, colouring, stickers, paddle pop stick and some other little animals things

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to maternidade For This Useful Post:

    mandlsmum  (15-09-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Ive had a busy day!
    By NewMrs in forum Second Trimester Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-01-2014, 16:11
  2. Busy box
    By blissfulfairy in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-11-2013, 09:53

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
SRC Pregnancy & Recovery Shorts
Want pain relief during pregnancy, and to continue working and exercising? Fancy a speedy recovery after childbirth? Want to regain your pre-baby body shape fast? Recommended by healthcare professionals, SRC compression products will let your body do its most important work.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!