Feeding a baby can be difficult enough, but then throw in a toddler who wants to kiss baby, tickle baby’s feet, or maybe even pinch baby can add a whole new level of difficulty. Here are a few ideas to help keep little one’s hands (and minds) occupied while trying to feed the baby.
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Let’s get crafty! Maybe little one enjoys creating all-the-things; from dinosaurs to snakes with a top hat, this lavender scented dough will not only keep their hands busy, but smell great too!
Kids LOVE seeing their name on things, so to add a bit more personalized fun while playing with play-dough are these rollings pins! Small enough for kids hands, and easy for them to roll over and over again as they see their name embossed into the dough.
Work on those fine motor skills with a wooden lacing card. These are durable to last through multiple children, and help to fine tune that hand eye coordination.
Throw on some tunes, and lets get dancing! These hand kites are such fun to watch as your toddler spins and dances.
Ready, aim, shoot! Capture their focus as they try to make a basket with indoor snow balls, or keep their own covered ballon from touching the ground. These ball toys are meant to last, playtime after playtime.
Turning on and off the lights, and opening cabinet doors may cause some disturbance when you’re trying to feed the littlest babe. But a busy board filled with all of your little one’s favorite things will keep their hands away from where they should not be!
Time for dress up! Pull out the costumes and let your toddler pretend they are one of their favorite members of the Paw Patrol, a doctor, fireman, Rainbow Dash, or even a bear- the possibilities are endless!
A wooden bowling set is a winner with toddlers as they roll the ball over and over to try to get a strike!
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Kids have wild imaginations, and what better way to foster that creativity than books!
These quiet felt book activities will keep their busy hands at play and their minds dreaming; and you can build a book personalized to your toddler’s liking.