How to get my daughter to play with her toys?????

Demi - posted on 08/11/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Well basically my daughter is about 2 and a half months old and my partner and myself have been trying to get her to play with her toys but she just takes no interest. we have tried getting her to feel them whether she be sitting standing or laying but she just doesnt want them, we have also tried all diferent types of toys and still she has no interest. Also when we put her on her tummy or even just lay her down she will either fall asleep or cry in frustration but she loves standing and would rather stand and look around than do anything else besides feeding when shes awake. i would love some advice on how to get her play a bit more because currently we are out of idea's.................

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Demi - posted on 09/08/2010

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thanks everyone feeling much better. yeah shes started playing now as she has started teething she likes to play with her teething rings

Tanya - posted on 09/04/2010

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Is she playing with toys now? My son started at about 2 1/2 months. I would sing songs and make noises with the toys so he would get interested in them. He would reach for them and i let him explore the toys as much as he wanted each toy lasted him maybe about 7 min of entertainment. He likes toys that are loud and have lights maybe your daughter would like that too. Another suggestion would be a baby gym she can lay and look up at all the toys and grab at her own pace. A jumperoo is also a good idea i have one as well and my son can last about 15 to 20 min in there. Gives me a little time to do some dishes or get started on dinner or quick things around the house. I wouldnt let her stand up yet because Drs say that a baby standing too early causes them to be Bo-legged (idk if that is how you spell it but i hope you understand me). Hope this helped :)

Jamila - posted on 09/02/2010

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My son is 3 months and he doesnt really play with anything yet but he does like to stand alot too...He mainly likes to looks at toys so have a few hanging over his bouncer and once in a while he gets excited and hits them and seems shocked so just let her go on her own pace bc thats what im doing....

Jennifer - posted on 08/16/2010

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My son likes to stand too, so I put him in his walker with a blanket around him. He loves it even though he can't quite reach the toys on it. I'll take his hand and push the horn (it's a Jeep walker) and turn the wheel and whatnot. Or I'll sit him up on the couch and put his rattle in his hand... At first he wouldn't move it so I would move his hand and sing "shake shake shake." Now he does it on his own :) He is 2 and a half months also.

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you need to chill out girl! babies are babies for quite a long time. i remember with my first he was still struggling to "play" with his toys at 4 months. 2 & a half months is a bit early. they dont have enough control in their hands/arms to be able to play with anything.
i get my little one to look at the toy. i just wave it in her face, move it back and forth, she likes to track it. then i put it real close into her hand so that she feels it. at this point YOU have to direct their play, you have to do basically all of it. they're still so young. they mainly like watching things go by. i hold her in my arms and walk around the house with her she loves it. and sometimes i hold her in my lap and encourage her to jump and stand up.

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Babies will start at there own pace. What I've done with all my kids is focus on the things they like. You say she likes to stand so I could try a jumparoo, they are the greatest thing ever made I think. Or even a walker with toys on the tray. I just put a folded receiving blanket around my boy for a little extra support and he kicks and plays. (His legs are still a little short)

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