My DS doesn't sleep much at all in the day. He also only takes 15mins to have a feed. So there is a lot of time in the day where I have to entertain him and the older he gets the harder this is getting!
He won't really stay on his play mat for more than 10 mins at a time. He isn't really grabbing properly yet so most toys are pretty useless.
We have started reading a few books but as you can imagine this does not take up much time at this age
We do go out every day but are usually home for either the morning or the afternoon.
Any tips for activities and toys would be great. I don't want him to be over stimulated but also don't want him to be bored.
I should stress that I am not a Mother Earth type!
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03-10-2012 17:58 #1
Entertaining a 4 month old
03-10-2012 18:17 #2
The radio, DD loved listening to conversations or stories. Also paper... cheap homebrand baking paper won't give them paper cuts and won't easily break apart with the drool, she loved scrunching it up and putting it in her mouth.
Walks, and going out generally seeing people and things would wear her out
03-10-2012 19:00 #3
Dd2 is nearly 4mths old and we do the following everyday:
On the bouncer outside facing a tree that sways in the wind whilst i hang out washing with or without a nappy on.
On thr floor on her playmat whilst i fold up clothes.
In the bouncer talking/singing to her whilst i clean/tidy up. I move the bouncer as i go room to room.
Naked time - i get undressed or just underwear and pop her on my chest for cuddles naked or just in a nappy.
Read those touch/feel books. You can never read too much to a baby. I sometimes will even just read the newspaper out loud.
Mainly just chat to her and my 2yo as i potter around the house.
03-10-2012 19:04 #4
Oh and the library once a week for rhyme time and visit family 2-3times a week.
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08-10-2012 18:06 #5
My DD is 3 months and LOVES mobiles. We have a wind-up musical one over her cot and just a cheap butterfly one over her change table. The butterflies are her favourite - she'll lie there smiling at them and talking to them for ages! Maybe you could try something like that?
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