I feel like I run out of things to do during the day with my little one. She's 9 mo. any suggestions

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Melanie - posted on 09/03/2009

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Have your thought of seeing if there is any children centres run by sure start as they keep me busy with mine all week!!!they do stay and plays,music time,messy play,gardening ,baby play and more.Best of all only cost a donation of 50p!!!including drink and snack!!Have a look round for any other baby/children centres/activities-maybe library,swimming pool ask at your doctors or health vistior.At home ive always done alot of water play,jelly play(just make a jelly up and let her feel the texture),playdough,paint with feet and hands,anything really for her to touch.bubbles!!mine love this still.just sit and low bubbles around her.hope this helps.

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Hi there, maybe find a play group with children his age, they love to just be around kids there own age... I have my daughter of 3 in three playgroups..lol..so im a big fan..:-)

Anna - posted on 09/02/2009

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I'm having the same problem. I wear my boy in a backpack sometimes and he likes to watch what I'm doing, like cooking. I take him to the swimming pool and he loves that. Going for walks is good - he loves any opportunity to look at other people, especially kids. It's hard at home though cos all he wants to do is destroy things and find things to choke on!

Shellee - posted on 09/02/2009

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Hey there

I have four kids. I just split things up for them to do. Think of about 10 activities to do. Split them up, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. So you're actually doing only 4-5 of those activities a week. Alternate the days that you do them, every other day. Do the same activities so it's sort of like a routine and you'll actually start to see your baby's little mind ticking over. Include her in baking, take a walk, just sitting outside watching her is heaps. Painting, they're never too young to start, singing, dancing. There's heaps. Try to think of things you used to do as a child and break it down for her age. Good luck. That's all I can think of at the moment.

Alicia - posted on 09/02/2009

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It's hard when they are not yet moving around much and can't walk alone AND putting EVERYTHING in their mouths! But here are a few ideas..Play at the local library; swings at the park; lots of walks outside, at the mall, etc; music classes; gymboree-like classes; shopping; if she is cruising or can push a push-toy, take it outside along the sidewalk; play music and dance; play in the tub (even if she doesn't need a bath!); a little inflatable ball pit to sit in....that's all i can think of at the moment! It's hard if it is too hot or cold to be outside. My son is 16 mo and I have trouble thinking of what to do with him. He hasn't been walking too long but it is easier now that he can explore the playground a little more, etc. I find the best things are to involve him in what I am doing/needs to be done.

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