Indoor Activities for Mom and Baby – Covid Edition
As each day passes, the level of uncertainty and stress begins to grow on you. Right now more than ever, the world is consumed with this one big question – “Will we ever go back to normal?” The answer to that question is… well, there isn’t one. Right now the most important thing you can do is to be there for your little one and soak up all of the happiness and security they give you. We’re here with you, too.
Being home more than usual means more time for activities and learning. We at Baby Discovery Box made a list of things you can try at home with your little one to pass some time and create memories that will distract you from what the world is going through.
Write letters and make art that you can send out to your loved ones! Lay out some paper, grab some crayons, and let Grandma and Grandpa know you’re thinking of them. It’s a great activity for baby to engage in and also for you! Write a letter to go along with the great artwork from your little one.
Reading a book is great for the mind to indulge in some much needed playful imagination time. Lay out a blanket on your living room floor as if you’re at the park, grab a book, snuggle up with your baby and read away. Baby Discovery Box includes a book in each box, so we got you covered!
If your little one is over six months old and can sit up in a high chair with no assistance from you, try out some new foods. Experiment with what your baby does and doesn’t like. Try combining foods, like avocados and blueberries or sweet potatoes and green beans. This is a great time to really dive into trying new foods.
Make a playlist of songs that have a great beat to them, and listen to music with your baby! Listening to music is calming and is also great for getting your body moving. Your little one will bounce and wiggle to the beat of each song, really getting those muscles moving!
Create your own finger paint. It’s simple and fun for little ones. All you need is – one cup of cornstarch OR half cup of cornstarch and half cup of flour, three cups of water, one tablespoon of fine salt, food coloring, and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap (that is optional). Finger painting is a great activity for babies; it really makes them engage with their hand-to-eye coordination and helps them discover their little hands and fingers! Plus the finished masterpieces make for great home decor as well.
We know that the world is full of uncertainties, but what is certain is that you are a great parent. Hold your baby tight and always remember to take care of yourself, too.