Entertaining Your Baby {Guest Post}

Entertaining a baby is not an easy task. Now that Anderson is 4 months old he is alert and awake most (all) of the day and looking to be entertained (or feed, mostly feed) constantly. Maybe it's my lack of creativity at the moment, but sometimes I find myself at a lost as to how to keep him engaged and stimulated. Well, Ghezzi from www.pregg.net is here to help with activities to enjoy with your 4 month old.  Take it away Ghezzi….

Activities to Enjoy With Your 4 Month Old Baby  

When your newborn turns 4 months you will notice that his eyes are wandering more frequently. This is because at this stage, your baby could already differentiate between colors. He can also start focusing his vision on small things. He can already watch the things around him and may respond with a frown or chuckle. By this time, your baby may have a good grasp on little objects.

Upsy-Daisy as a Fun Exercise
The idea of this activity is to enjoy your baby’s reflex ability. Try to notice that at this stage, when he sits up he will close his eyes when you put him down and upon your lift he opens his eyes. Sounds pretty normal huh? But this is called the baby doll reflex and sooner he will lose this reflex and can take more control of his body movement. 

To do the Upsy-Daisy, put your baby on a soft surface to be safe. Let him hold your thumb (remember, your baby at this stage has good grasp), make sure to hold his hand too in case he decides to let go of your thumb. Sit gently on his feet and pull your baby to make him do sit-ups and as both of your face approaches each other, say “Upsy-Daisy!” Doing it repeatedly is a good exercise for your baby.

Play Puppet
This activity will be enjoyed by babies at 4 months and beyond. At this stage his vision is very clear and a colorful puppet will drive your baby to giggle crazy. If you don’t have one yet then grab the other pair of clean socks and add buttons, yarns, scrap fabric and some colorful markers. Play the puppet with your baby while he sits on your lap. Tell stories, sing nursery songs, or tickle your baby gently. Just remember not to let your baby put the sock near his mouth because he might swallow small objects and the marker ink.

Have you tried this with your baby? Did both of you have fun?


Thanks Ghezzi!

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  1. Cool! I wish I have read this when Nereus was a baby. Sometimes it was hard for me to find ideas to stimulate him and keep him happy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Desiree, Thank you too. :) Your welcome baby Anderson. You are the cutest! :)

  3. Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..


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