"The ‘bear necessities’ that we take on a day out... "
Arrrrgh! Today we be huntin' for treasure! OK, so we might not be up to playing pirates yet, but we are up for exploring the unknown. ⚠️ WARNING : all homemade toys come with a risk and your baby should not be left alone with them. Check toys regularly for damage and, if required, discard… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 7 – Treasure Basket
I don't know about you, but some of my fondest memories as a child were playing with things that weren't actually toys! My dad pretended to use an ironing board as a surf board (and broke it), we played with the casing of a broken old TV and pretended to be hosts of various shows...… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 6 – Bits ‘n’ Bobs
This one is a real favourite with my little one. Not only is it messy, but it makes a good dessert too! If (like me) you sometimes struggle to let them make too much mess, this one is great because jelly is water-based so doesn't really stain, and it smells nice too! Jelly Dig You’ll… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 5 – Jelly Dig
If you happen to have some ribbon left over from yesterday's creation (Ribbon Rings), you can put them to great use in today's activity! It's super simple, and once your little one has exhausted the idea, you can recycle or re-use everything! This activity is great for little ones who are practicing their fine motor… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 4 – Tug Box
Another favourite with all the little ones at baby group was the ribbon ring. All babies seem to have a 'thing' about labels, and these hand-crafted wonders seem to satisfy that need! ⚠️ WARNING : all homemade toys come with a risk and your baby should not be left alone with them. Check toys regularly… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 3 – Ribbon Rings
I first made these at my local mother-and-baby group. These are completely unique, cheap to make and keep little ones busy for hours. Teddy still plays with the one I made him at 4 months old! ⚠️ WARNING : all homemade toys come with a risk and your baby should not be left alone with… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 2 – Sensory Bottles
Although I didn't have the added stress of giving birth during lockdown, my little munchkin has officially spent more of his life being socially distant than not. This means we had enjoyed 5 glorious months of regular mother-and-baby groups, followed by... NOTHING! As we approach his first birthday, he also seems to have exhausted his… Continue reading Busy Baby Week: Day 1 – Assault Course