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How To Entertain a 8-Month Old
If you mamas are anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for fresh, new ways to entertain your baby. The weather is still fairly chilly here in the Midwest, so we’ve been making the best of these dreary days by maximizing our playtime indoors and doing our best to explore hidden treasures in our own home. Below, enjoy a few activities that are keeping us happy, active and entertained! Tell me, what are your favorite go-to games and toys for your own little ones? As always, I’d love to hear!
How To Entertain A Baby
Click through to see how we’re keeping our own 8-month-old entertained throughout the day!
Offer a shoe.
Bee’s mesmerized with shoes – the laces, the detailing, the textures. We often clean off our household slippers and watch her study them for what seems like forever.
Build a fort.
Bee enjoys standing, scooting and leaning on everything in sight! We’ve been building lots of cardboard forts for her to explore in (and yes, sometimes they house curious pets!).
Bee loves gazing through windows and doors at the big, wide world outside. She’s even learning to wave to neighbors and friends!
Read a book.
8-month-olds are beginning to grasp early stages of vocabulary, so story time has been a big part of our day (when the board books aren’t acting as a stand-in for teethers, that is!).
Try something new.
8-month-olds can get bored fairly quickly, so a change of scenery (in this case, a drawer full of toys at grandma’s house!) is often a breath of fresh air.
It’s still a bit chilly for pool time in our neck of the woods, but we’re ready when the sun decides to shine!
Raid the cupboard.
Stacked mixing bowls are heaven at this age! We’ve enjoyed letting Bee make plenty of noises with our kitchen cookware – and yes, they even double as hats!
Separation anxiety often kicks in (again!) around this age, so we’ve been enjoying many moments of babywearing while we tackle our household chores or run errands.
Chew on this.
Soft teethers are great for letting baby explore different textures. These have hidden rattles inside which make for great surprise entertainment!
Cardboard nesting blocks are loads of fun and are often easier to grip than the wooden alternative. These keep Bee busy for a good half hour!
Enjoy a walk.
Stroller time is a highlight for Bee, and the fresh air is great for the whole family – especially the 4-legged kids.
Chew a teether.
Bee still loves her teethers, often carrying them around as security objects. This wooden version is her favorite!
Lots of cuddles!
Most of all, we keep pretty busy giving lots of cuddles, hugs and smooches around here. I don’t know if Bee is entertained necessarily, but we certainly are!