Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son wants to get into everything and the only thing I'm good for right now is someone to feed him, someone for him to pull up on, someone to un-stick him from akward positions he gets into, and someone to comfort him when he knocks himself in the head with a toy! :) Oh he still loves his mama, but he's just so active and into everything and I don't know what to do!! He won't sit still to read books and when I'm on the floor with him he just wants to pull up on me and then he spots something he wants to play with and goes diving! Even bathtime is a chore now because he just wants to pull up on the side of the tub, try to play with the drain or try to flip over and crawl around (at which time he dunks his head in the water and inhales some). I have to get in with him everytime now to keep him in one place long enough to get him soapy!!
He will tolerate the jumper in the mornings and does that for about 45 minutes and he plays in his exersaucer 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes. He actually prefers to crawl underneath his exersaucer and move his toys around the bottom of it but he always gets stuck which makes his SO mad!! In the afternoons, we go outside and swing which he likes and we take walks when the weather is nice which he also likes. I just don't know what to do with him when we're indoors!! He likes to watch tv but he pays a little too much attention to it sometimes so I get worried and turn it off when he pays it more attention than anything else.
Anyway, I'm open for any suggestions of daytime activities and even if you know of any good toys that will hold his attention. It seems lately he wants to play with anything but the toys I put out for him on the floor...he wants to get my shoes, the dog toys, specks of dust on the floor, it's crazy! I think I'm going to be in deep trouble once he learns to crawl real well and Lord help me when he starts to walk!! :)