What are you doing to keep your LO occupied during the day?

Emma - posted on 04/24/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm just curious to see what other Moms are doing to keep their kiddos occupied during the day.I have been feeling like I have been falling back on the same old activities day after day. I sometimes struggle to be "on" all day. My LO only naps for 20 minutes to an hour once a day and will not tolerate the bouncer for longer than 10-15 minutes so I get a little worn out.

I usually let her play independently and walk around with her baby carriage a few times a day.I put on music for us to sing and play to once a day. I try to read with her a few times and as she is weaning we have 3 meals a day and 2 snack times. I also get her out of the house for walks or shopping trips several times a week with one trip to the library story time.

I have to admit lately I have had the TV on in the background to keep me sane..My LO doesn't watch it but I feel like I need to know what is going on in the outside world. I feel a little guilty about that.


Martha - posted on 04/24/2012




playdates help so much..even if they are doing the same playthings but with another one it helps break up the day! extra bath time?! kills lots of time and keeps them entertained..MY BIG ONE keeps the little one entertained a lot of the day.!


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Ruth - posted on 05/05/2012




We play on the floor alot!! We go for alot of walks as well, I do let him watch two show's he like's that are on Disney Jr....Jake and the neverland pirates and Oso, Usally then I will give him his snack and clean up the living room, I know not best too let him watch tv but its less then a hour a day between those two shows, Now that it's getting nice out we will go play on the swing's :D

Alison - posted on 05/04/2012




Well I do tha same as you as well. I have three kids. So I do chorse in the morning walk befor lunch, quet time, out side time again, storie time and also shopping or play dates too. I let them whatch one movei a day and no more unles i am not feeling well. It will be easiyer for me in the fall My oldest just enroled into preschool. but my youngest is whanting alot of my time he is just turning one.

Ianina - posted on 04/28/2012




Well, my tiwns nap once a day for about 3 hours. They play with eachother so I only have to keep an eye on them. If I'm busy and I need to do something, I will put baby Einstein for them and let them watch it, they both love it.
I also play with them a lot, let them cook with me, they "help" with the laundry and stuff like that. But they also have eachother so I don't have to worry much.

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