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Keeping 11 month old entertained(7 Posts)
Dd has just turned 11 months and I feel like I'm struggling to keep her occupied at home. She's walking and just spends all day on the go. Also very into everything like wires etc so constantly having to remove her from something she shouldnt be near ( obviously we have moved everything we can but she's very persistent)
Need some suggestions of things we can do as everything I used to do with dd1 is currently closed ( baby groups, swimming, swings at the park, soft play)
Also any good toy suggestions for this age would be appreciated!
Have a box or bag of random stuff (safe household objects). Babies are fascinated by pulling different things out of a bag.
Mine is currently enthralled with the empty water bottle that's in her bag today.
you could try a few online classes with her? babysign are offering some
and I'm sure if you have a google you will be able to find a few more.
sensory bins are also great, especially if you get large boxes that come with lids, as you can easily just pull them out to play with. Pop your dd inside with the objects in the bin. lots of ideas here
all the best
Yes, agree with the household items. My nearly 1yo has a few 'treasure baskets' around the house. We just keep rotating the bits of tat in them to keep her interested - empty water bottle is also a favourite here at the moment!
Other things we do: go for walks and people watch; look out of the window; sing and sign CD; watch Tellytubbies (only 1 episode a day!); crawl around in different rooms of the house; go to the supermarket
I am in the exact same situation OP, we’ve bought a large playpen for her which luckily she loves because otherwise we spent all day dragging her away from wires, corners etc despite our best baby proofing efforts!
We have also created a basket of random household things, wooden spoons, plastic bottles etc which kills half an hour.
Go out for walks once a day if you can, or take her to the shop with you. Sometimes any change of scenery is enough. I also take her upstairs etc to sort washing so she’s not stuck in one room all day too.
DD could not be less interested in the TV so that’s not an option for us, probably a good thing really! She does like to FaceTime my mum so we do that a fair bit.
It’s not easy - some days feel never ending!
Thanks for the replies and suggestions!
I think part of the problem is me being bored at home too but I'm sure everyone is in the same situation right now!
I've been tipping the toy box on its side so she has been fairly happy just emptying that and wandering around with random things.
Will try an empty water bottle and see if there's any other bits safe for her to have
It's hard work isn't it @Teacaketotty
And definitely agree with going upstairs for a change of scenery 😂
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