3 months old and she is so bored, what can i do?

Amanda - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My lil girl Eliza is 3.5 months and she gets so bored quickly, she has got lots of hanging toys for her to touch and pull on her bouncy, play mat, and pram. Everything sutiable for a 3 months old. I even tried rotating the toys but she just isnt interested. She loved her toys up until a month ago. She is very uinhappy on her back and very unhappy on her tummy, she would rather be sitting or standing. Now a 6 weeks ago when she was starting to become disinterested in er toys i decided to try jolly jumper and she absolutely love it!!!! Thats all she wants to do. Surely its not good for her. Well obviuosly it is, but im concerned too much may be harmful, i dont know what else to do!! I need other ideas for toys, is a walker too soon!!!

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Nikki - posted on 02/12/2010

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from 3 months to 6 months my son ADORED his EXERSAUCER, he could play for hours and would cry when I took him out of it, the one I has has 15 different learning toys and music and lights, plus it helped him stand, and I got to get things done during the day w/out him crying his eyes out when I wasnt holding him. It helped his balance and support immensely by seven months he was cruising the furniture and now at 8 months he can stand on his own for a mnute or two. He hates it now, so now we have an enclosed play area where he can crawl climb and cruise. I always found my son never liked his toys for more then a little while , he was so much more interested in things that I had that he was not allowed to play with ; like my phone, the converter, my camera, the keyboard , the mouse. So I looked for safe things around the house he could play with and as long as he saw me playin with it before he loved it

Jodi - posted on 02/12/2010

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Try a bumbo seat with tray to switch it up from the jumper. Personally, I was never into baby contraptions, we had a swing and she was maybe in it once or twice a week, same with her bouncer, jumper and everything else. At around 3 months, babies are becoming socially aware so she would probably LOVE face to face time with YOU, or with a baby in a mirror! I used to bring our stroller inside so I could buckle her in it and bring her into the kitchen while I did dishes or cooked and she could see me and I could talk to her, I could easily move her into the bedroom to fold clothes or the living room to pick up toys etc. It may be that she just wants interaction with a person instead of toys! I would also suggest a baby sling to carry her around the house in, not only are slings recommended by LLLI but baby gets to see everything you do, hear you talk and constantly have new things to look at! Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 02/12/2010

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My son is almost 5 months and I worry that he gets bored all the time too. I try different things like putting him on his playmat, in his bouncer or swing, but he seems to get bored after awhile. I purchased a jumperoo for him, but he's just a tad too short for it. I put something underneath so he can reach. So far he seems to like it.

Kimberly - posted on 02/12/2010

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My daughter lived in her jumperoo for many many months--it entertained her and made her legs mighty stong! All she ever wanted to do was jump-even if we were holding her. Some babies are more active and they want to move--which is great!! I say if she enjoys her jumper-let her do it! it's good exercise!!!

Allie - posted on 02/12/2010

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sticks with what works. my 6 month old first starts in her bed then moves to our bed then her seat then the floor and then into my lap and then next to me. she gets bored very easly so we are always moving her were she is comfortable. we have our favorite places and chairs and so does babies they just cant move there on their own yet.

Sally - posted on 02/12/2010

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I don't think a jumper or walker is bad, so long as the baby is happy in it. I don't have a heck of a lot of toys for my 6 month old. We buy a new one or two sometimes (just bought some today) and she likes getting something new. You can try changing the scenery. Go into a different room. Take a walk around the mall with her or something. They tend to have a very short attention span when they are that young.
Try doing peekaboo or something. Mine didn't get interested in that, though, until recently. I throw a burp cloth on her face and she pulls it off, or I put it on my face and she pulls it off. When she was in her jumper yesterday, I was jumping back and forth, getting in her face, and it made her laugh.
You just have to get creative I think and find new ways to entertain her. Maybe put some toys away for a month and then reintroduce them?

Jen - posted on 02/12/2010

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She is still too little for a walker. I'd think she'd be too little for a jump up as well, but all babies love those things. I couldn't get my daughter out of her jumperoo half the time, but she was 6 months before we got it. 3.5 months is hard for play time. My daughter also hated to be on her tummy at that age. Sometimes the best fun she had was me getting on the floor with her and blowing bubbles on her or tickling her. She also really enjoyed those hand and foot rattles.

Nicole - posted on 02/12/2010

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I have the same problem. My daughter just turned 3 months. She was 3 weeks early, but now she is losing intrest in everything that once amused her for hours. I didn't try the jumper or jumperoo yet but will possibly soon!

Allison - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hm, sounds like she likes to do more active things. Laying down with toys may seem too much like going to sleep and doesn't have enough movement for her. She must like to be up and in the action :) I don't think the jolly jumper is too bad as long as she isn't constantly bashing her heels and knees like mine did. But if you're worried there's something similar that may be a little easier on her and has lots of lights and fun things included: The Rainforest Jumperoo. They sell them at Target, Walmart, and places like that. It's made by Fischer Price.



As for the walker, it never hurts to try. Every child is different and may enjoy things that are beyond their age group. Sounds like she's ready to get those legs moving :)

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