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When we brought our first baby home from the hospital my hubby was all, “ummmm….why doesn’t she want to play?”
Well, dear, she doesn’t know how. She doesn’t even know how to move yet.
Seriously, ya’ll. He really thought she was coming home to play ball or Chutes & Ladders and for the first couple months there was none of that going one. Oh, who am I kidding? We didn’t break out Chutes & Ladders until she was three.
Then she started moving and I was in need of some ideas of things to do with a baby…because again, you can’t play Chutes & Ladders with a baby. It doesn’t work!
So I researched some fun activities for babies and I thought I would share them with you!
So here we go! Check out these 30 fun and creative baby activities for the first year….
4 Tips on Including Tummy Time in Your Baby’s Day from Growing Hands-On Kids
Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Ages 0-2 from Growing Hands-On Kids
Sensory Play Ideas for Babies on the Move from Growing Hands-On Kids
DIY Discovery Box for Baby from Growing Hands-On Kids
Activities for Babies and Older Siblings: Stacking Cups from Mama Smiles
Google Eye Sensory Bag from Clare’s Little Tots
Simple Play: Kitchen Treasure Basket from Clare’s Little Tots
Treasure Baskets for Babies from Natural Beach Living
Exploring Montessori Sensory Play with Babies from Natural Beach Living
Baby Play: Smashing Edible Castles from Mom Explores the Smokies
My First Sensory Bags from Life with Moore Babies
Indoor Baby Obstacle Course from Life with Moore Babies
Bubbly Sensory Bottles from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
No Liquids Calm Down Sensory Bottle from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Shaving Cream Color Mixing Sensory Bags from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Using Everyday Objects for Play from Joyfully Thriving
How fun are these?!?
My sweet boy loves playing now that he is up and moving. AND now that he is up and moving, I need the best diaper protection that there is. We love Huggies® Little Movers. They are SO good for babies who are learning to be on the go. From rolling over to crawling to now walking…yes, walking, these diapers do not leak. They are awesome. I go to Sam’s Club to buy ours because you get bonus diapers for a greater value plus we just love Sam’s Club.
Oh, and Sam’s Club is giving you the opportunity to win $500. Yep, you heard me right. Click here and upload a picture of your moving baby to be entered to win a $500 gift card.
This post was inspired by the Mom Explores Book Club book this week: A Baby Is Born by Melanie Zanoza Bartelme. It’s seriously one of our favorite books about babies. It takes you through sweet pictures of baby animals being born in different areas around the world.
Check out these other fun activities to go along with this adorable book from the Mom Explores Team:
Have fun getting your baby moving and active!