Together Time Tuesday: Making Indoor Time a Blast for the Family
Feel like you’re trapped indoors? Turn time stuck inside into a fun adventureland filled with new things to discover with your baby. The winter months can be a wonderful opportunity to spend so much together time. Here are a few tips and tricks for having some indoor fun with your little one.
Turn bath time into play time by adding some fun to your routine. You can use our Baby’s First Bath Gift Set to make bath time a treat. Get baby in the mood by introducing her to the wonderful world of water with the Baby Neptune DVD. Then run a warm bath and let her explore the water for herself. Once she’s in the tub, read her the Water Water Everywhere bath book, which is designed to withstand washing, dunking, and squeezing. Once she’s all soaped up, try making the rubber duckie disappear among the suds and see if she can find it. Remember never to leave your baby unattended in the bath, even in low water. Bringing bubbles into the bathroom is another way to fascinate her and make her forget she’s taking a bath.
Visit Friends and Family Without Leaving the Couch
If traveling to see friends and family is impossible, don’t forget that many computers now have a built-in camera. Put it to good use by having a family video chat with relatives you haven’t seen in a while though Google or Skype, both of which offer free, easy-to-use video chat services. Baby will be fascinated, you’ll get to catch up with loved ones, and they’ll be able to marvel at how she has grown. If you don’t have a webcam, look at a photo album or flip through photos on your computer with your baby. Point out your family members and the people that baby knows and repeat their names. Be sure to show her pictures of herself too!
Choose Your Own Adventure
If you’ve flipped through baby’s favorite books for the umpteenth time already and she’s lost interest, channel your inner publisher and create your very own book for her. Clip pictures of familiar objects from a magazine or print them out and put them in a photo album. Let her turn the pages as you weave a personalized story for her, incorporating the images into your tale.
Whether you’re snowed in or not, we hope that you and your baby make the most of your winter together. If you have tips of your own on how to banish the winter blues and liven up the season, be sure to let us know in the comments!