Any ideas what to do during the day indoors with my 10 month old son as im running out of ideas how to keep him entertain ?

Cheryl - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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We have a good routine with meal times but im not sure what else we can do indoors during the day we play with toys and that but he gets bored so i end up carrying him around as he crys alot during the day so any ideas would be good thanks

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Holly - posted on 05/23/2009

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can u go out side ?run around and have fun !!!!im not sure read books tel stories ,have him help u with dusting he wont do it perfect ,but it will help !u can use whip cream to have him play in andif he eats it its ok ....

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My kids like to be right in the middle of whatever it is I'm doing...cooking, cleaning, etc. They love to stand on a chair and help me with mixing up cookie dough or washing dishes, putting laundry in the dryer, etc. Do you read books to him? My kids would probably sit through reading every book we have, if I had the time. My daughter was always digging through my purse, so I got out an old one and put old gift cards, combs, toy cell phones, etc in it so she had her own stuff (I know you have a boy, but they truly just want to do what we do).

Sabrina - posted on 05/22/2009

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I use to take my sons toys and give him half of them and put the other half in a box and in the closet. Then wait a little while about aweek and switch them its like new toys all over.

Kimi - posted on 05/22/2009

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Try putting a few new toys in differant rooms around the house and when he get bored with one set of toys go to the next room. Interactive toys are great for this age, toys that require battries are the best for this age. If nothing lights up when he plays with it he might get frusterated.

For a nice keepsake, put him in the tub or a small waiting pool with some sturdy paper and non-toxic finger paints. Strip him down to just his dieper and keep the shower curtain out of reach. Talk about the colors and with him as he runs his tiny fingers through the paint. Make sure you get some hand and feet prints and take a few pictures. Hang up the painting with a few of the snapshots next to it. You could do this every month or so to keep record of how fast he is growing and he will love it if you help him and mimic his painting style. This will only take about an hour to do and that includes clean up which is also very fun at this age. If he's having fun keep it going and give the paintings to grand parents as gifts. Art suppies are'nt to pricy and there's nothing cuter than a baby coverd in paint from head to toe.

Tabiah - posted on 05/22/2009

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Don't know if you've tried it but the cornflour mix is GREAT fun! Put little man in a high chair with tray if you have one or just use a bowl on the floor. Put some cornflour on the tray or in the bowl and mix in water, a bit at a time, until it’s a very thick paste. When stirred slowly, it acts like a liquid, and if stirred quickly it’s more like a solid. Touch it slowly and gently – it should be soft. Tap it hard and fast it should feel hard. Try squeezing it into a ball and then dropping the ball on the table. chair with table if you have one, onto the table, add food colouring, put a blue mix on one side and a red mix on the other and let him mix, his hands are the best tools but you can give him a spoon or something if you like. My boys loved this! Hope this helped.

Tabiah Benjamin.

Kelly - posted on 05/22/2009

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When your doing dishes or cleaning your kitchen give him a good sized bowl of water and some of his toys to "clean," also if im dusting i let my kids use a sock and pretend to help by putting the sock on their hand. Music also helps with my kids for a little while anyway turn it on and they dance like crazy!

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