My little guy is now almost 11 months, and this was a game we played together when he was 8 months… so in regards to my prompt posting… oops ;)
I will say though, he is the wonderful reason my blog is dragging a bit these days. He’s so much more important! But I’m also really glad to have this place to share all the fun we’re having and to make the activities feel even more purposeful, since I know I will be sharing them.
This idea came from playcreateexplore.org, and I just loved it. He wasn’t sure at first, but then really warmed up to the bags after seeing that they were ‘safe’ ;)
Baby Play: Baby Oil Bubble Bags
Recipe/supplies: sturdy ziplock bags, baby oil, food coloring, tap water
Baby’s reaction: At first he wasn’t sure. He wouldn’t touch them unless I put his hand on them. But once he saw that his hands could make the colors move, he was all over it! Although, he tended to pick them up more than squish them. But I think the effect was still the same.
Warnings: The bags may leak, so keep a good eye on them to make sure they don’t get punchured. We started on our white rug because I thought it would be easier for him to see, but then I got smart and moved him to his high chair for a white background AND a spillproof spot ;) I didn’t have any problems with leaking, but I can see how that could happen easily with other objects in the mix or even sharp baby nails.
Overall: We both really liked this one. It was simple, easy to put together, and was fun for him to learn he could touch things without grabbing (although there was alot of grabbing… ha). Personally, I recommend trying and using unscented baby oil. I had lavendar on hand and by the time the bags were about spent and I threw these out, I was really sick of lavendar. But that’s just me.
What do you think? Have you tried something like this with your little one before?