Monday, July 4, 2016

survival guide to mobile toddlers.


 


Say hello to, Brooklyn. She is in a busy stage of life....you can see that because she is blurry in every photo. I might have one or two photos where she is in focus. She is always moving!! Toddlers have a lot of energy.

Brooke has three older siblings, two of those siblings play sports. She of course has to go to those sporting events, which means she has to sit in the stroller. In order for her to sit happily for an hour or two at a time, I must wear her out before hand.

If I know, ahead of time, that she is going to have to be strapped down...I make sure she is as active as she can be prior to that event.

{ these tips are also helpful before road trips, airplane rides, and eating out } 

How can you make a toddler active? ( as if they need help with that )

Have them sit in a "big girl/boy" seat at lunch instead of a highchair
Show them how to do a jumping jack and have them copy you
With the help of older siblings (or yourself) run to a designated spot (in our house we run to the end of the fence and back)
Kids yoga (I pull up videos on Youtube and my kids follow along)
Play "fetch" (kidda sorts lame, but it works) throw a ball and have your toddler retrieve the ball
Play a game of chase or tag
Have a dance party!!!!! Turn on some good tunes and shake your booty. 


Surviving the stroller:

Snacks and drinks are a must...save these until baby/toddler becomes fussy
Toys-I keep a separate bag in the garage filled with toys to take to games, that way these toys seem new and stimulating.
Ice- ice has saved the day more than once-especially on hot days...babies like to eat it and play with it.

You must also have strong dependable diaper, like Huggies® Little Movers...this type of diaper can with stand a few hours with out needing to be changed. I change my baby right before the event starts and unless it is necessary I don't change them during the outing. I use Huggies at nighttime so I know it can with hold 10+ hours of substance. I am impressed with the thickness of the diaper and the stretchy sides...the fit never leaves mark on her hips and thighs...the way other brands can. Huggies® Little Movers can also stand the wiggles and movement of the "wearing out" mission prior to the stroller sitting. Brooklyn ran, tumbled, had a dance party and this diaper didn't slip or slide.

What are your tips for keeping an active baby/toddler entertained?

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