Activities during awake time??

Melissa - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi all,



Now that my son is awake for longer during the days I'm running out of ideas to keep him occupied!! I read to him, we go for walks, he plays in his bouncy chair, under his gym, he has tummy time. I bought some DVD's on the weekend for him but I don't like to put him infront of the TV too much. So please help with any ideas!

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Sadie - posted on 02/23/2009

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I do all these things that added something simple....Baby learns to amuse himself without me trying to entertain him time!... I just lay him on a big mat next, leave a few safe toys or turn on some music and let him hang out. I think we try to hard to keep them "entertained" sometimes...

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Chelsea - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter is sleeping through the night and usually takes two to three naps a day, time varying with each nap. We do tummy time, sit in front of the mirror and make faces, and I do read to her. Vicktoria's discovering her fingers, toes, sticking her tongue out, and things like that, so I try to make a game out of all that. She's also cooing and laughing a lot, so I talk to her and try to keep her cooing as long as possible. I have a baby swing, and she loves it, but I don't use it too often...mostly when I helping my older daughter with homework or something and when I am cooking.

Does anyone else have a baby trying to climb their arms? I'll reach down to touch her cheek and she'll wrap her arms and legs around my arm and it looks like she's trying to climb!

Alyson - posted on 02/24/2009

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Quoting Amy:



My 3 month old son is doing the "your baby can read" program... that takes up a good amount of our time... he watches his beginner DVD twice a day... and I read him his "baby can read" books twice a day... also we have several flash cards we go through each day... he loves the program, it is very colorful and entertaining for him :)  






How do you like the "your baby can read" program?  I was thinking about maybe getting it.  It is a lot of money though so I am not sure yet?  Do you like it and would you recommend it?

Amy - posted on 02/23/2009

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My 3 month old son is doing the "your baby can read" program... that takes up a good amount of our time... he watches his beginner DVD twice a day... and I read him his "baby can read" books twice a day... also we have several flash cards we go through each day... he loves the program, it is very colorful and entertaining for him :)  

Karen - posted on 02/23/2009

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Avarielle and I have Mirror time...where I make funny faces at her....we make funny sounds at each other. ...during floor time when she's on her back I exercise her little legs as if she's running "Run-Run-Run to catch up to Daddy" , I"ll pretend to steal her feet and toes...tickle the baby time...I also have a tongue ring and I'll stick my tongue out and she smiles and follows the shinny little ball...

Yvonne - posted on 02/23/2009

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Do you have programs at the nearby library or community centre? I take my daughterfor drop-in classes at the mall, two days a week we go for a Baby Goose program at the library, and then have friends with babies come over for lunch or we go to their house. I'm also doing what you do: reading, singing, etc. We also do Tummy Time (which Hannah hates), Mirror Time, etc. I think at 3 months it's good enough just to talk a lot with your son. Hannah doesn't really know how to play with toys yet either.....hopefully soon though! Hang in there! :P

Susan - posted on 02/23/2009

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Sounds like my little man!! I do pretty much everything that you are doing, except for the DVDs. Although he does sit on my lap for a short period of time when I watch a little tv in the day.  I usually just keep circulating the activities, ie going from tummy time to the gym, back to tummy time.  I also find that walking around the house with him in a snuggly or him facing front and pointing to all our pictures and object we have around the house keeps him occupied for a little.



It is tiring! However, does he sleep during the night to make up for all this activity during the day??? My guy does which is a godsend since he is on the go all the time.

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