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4mo and what to do with them

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comeagainforbigfudge Fri 16-Oct-15 09:00:44

So my dd is quite a wriggly squirt.
As in desperate to move but not obviously got the strength yet. The following is NOT a stealth boast. Just sheer desperation in what to try next?

She can pull herself forward to sit, roll onto her front and pulls legs up under her bum (as far as she gets) but gets very frustrated/upset on her front after a while.

I have a bouncy chair (which I'm worried about putting her in much longer incase she pulls herself to far forward), an inflatable ring thing where she sits in the middle, which she is okay in for about 20mins but then gets frustrated/upset by.
A bumbo seat - 5mins before she tries to twist to side = nosey Parker grin
She quite likes her highchair but obviously cant leave her in that for too long.

What else can I use to help keep her happy/entertained?! I do have a jumperoo somewhere but I'm loathe to use that just yet, although she does have ridiculously good head control.

Hope someone can help grin

Shelduck Fri 16-Oct-15 11:21:40

If it's any help, we used the jumperoo from about 4mo and it has been a godsend. Lets DS expend lots of energy bouncing, keeps him upright so he can see what's going on and keeps my hands free.

Annarose2014 Fri 16-Oct-15 11:23:48

Jumperoo. Sounds like she'd be fine in it and theres damn all else you can do when they're that age and can't move about.

comeagainforbigfudge Fri 16-Oct-15 11:52:29

Okay I'm trying it. So far she seems to be loving it.

I do have it so that really she's sitting on a big cushion but she's loving being nosy!

She looks soooo tiny in it though and I'm feart the wood around the doors will come away. Irrational I know she's not that heavy grin

Racheyg Fri 16-Oct-15 15:34:33

I agree with the jumperoo, ds1 loved his at 41/2 months. Ds2 is 20 weeks and we plan to put it up once we have taken down the swing.

Ds2 also loves his playmat with interactive toys and he moves about a lot on that

winchester1 Fri 16-Oct-15 15:37:01

We had a adult mattress on the floor for ours when they were at that stage.

ApplesTheHare Fri 16-Oct-15 20:58:48

We used the jumperoo with DD from 12 weeks (she could hold her head up) and that really helped as she was desperate to get moving. The reality of that age is that you end up moving them round all sorts of different stations throughout the day as they don't have the mental concentration or physical strength to be comfortable in one place for long. It's easier to leave them be when they're older a properly on the move smile

ODog Sat 17-Oct-15 21:35:12

20 mins in a ring thing at that age is pretty good going. My 16mo doesn't have an attention span of 20mins for anything except in the night garden .

However on a more helpful note. My DS was similar. All the will in the world to move but neither the co-ordination or strength until 7mo. The day he crawled it was like we got a different baby. In the meantime he loved the jumperoo and also the physicality of baby yoga. Going to the classes gave me ideas of stuff to do with him at home. I stopped going after he was about 9/10mo by the still enjoys doing the little routine every so often. Worth a shot.

comeagainforbigfudge Sun 18-Oct-15 10:17:38

ODog when I say 20mins in the ring thing that does involve her squirming from an almost seated position to lying with feet one side, head the other, then trying to turn over ha ha ha

Oh that's good about baby yoga, I found a class the other day and I'm just waiting on it starting grin thank you

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