This is a great time to mix up tummy time with some sensory play. Babies crave a lot of exposure to different sights, sounds, and textures.
Your baby is just opening up his hands, but not yet putting things in his mouth. It’s the perfect time for new play ideas. You can expose him to new textures without worrying about him choking.* We spent A LOT of time on Pinterest looking for inspiration.
Here are the best sensory play ideas for right now:
- Put some fresh herbs on a baking sheet with your baby propped up on a pillow (see image above)
- Put some dried pasta or beans on a tray
- Float the Wobbler or some balls in a pan of water on the floor
- Fill a sturdy sealable bag with ice and tape it to the floor
*Your baby must still be supervised at all times—your eyes on baby and within arms’ reach—while doing these activities.