How to Entertain Babies and Keep them Occupied?


Some young babies are still not able to sit, and cannot even turn on any one side while they are lying on their beds. In that position, the babies cannot stay for long without crying, unless something is offered to them to play. In this lying position 'baby gyms and playmats' could be utilized to keep babies occupied. The baby could be made to sleep inside the gym and in that position would see different soft toys hanging all around, to entertain her. At a later stage, baby would start turning (while lying on the gym surface) on her own, and would rest on her tummy or stomach and its called tummy time. During tummy time, something is needed around the baby to entertain her, and not something hanging above her.

A baby gym is useful in that case as well, because the surface of the baby gym is built from colored soft fabrics, with lots of animals and other types of pictures printed, so that babies are enticed by those pictures during tummy time. Rattling toys, soothing teethers, a pillow and mirrors are some of the other things included, to keep babies occupied during tummy time. So, buying a baby gym to entertain babies, is a good option. Playmats are useful when your baby go beyond just turning (while lying) and start crawling as well. A long and wide playmat should be used so that baby can crawl a longer distance, and does not come up on the ground easily, as that may hurt. Most importantly, soft fabric used in the playmat won't make the baby feel tired and would make her happy to roll around and enjoy.

Later a stage would come when a baby would easily be able to sit on the ground on his/her own. At that stage some different kinds of toys or baby gear can be used to entertain the babies. A baby walker would be best at that stage. The baby can be made to sit inside the seat on the walker and her feet would touch the ground. While sitting on the walker as baby's feet would touch the ground, her feet may even push the ground to move the walker ahead with the help of attached wheels. And this is surely going to entertain the baby as she move ahead along with the walker. Products like activity tables and activity stations can also be used to entertain the babies through the sounds, music and tunes played by these products when used by the baby.

All these baby gear are designed by manufacturers to entertain and keep babies engaged. So purchasing them is a good idea. Have you heard of baby jumpers? Baby jumpers are even more entertaining than baby walkers, activity tables and activity stations. If you want your baby to simply jump and laugh and giggle you should buy baby jumpers like Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo which is the most popular and exciting product sold in the market in enormous quantity. Just watch a video of this product below and that should give complete idea what this product is all about.

Another most entertaining product I found to entertain babies is the Bright Starts Doodle Bugs Around We Go Activity Station. You won't believe it this activity station would make your baby go round and round around the activity station as her feet would push the ground. You can also check the video of this product below. These two products in the videos are highly recommended to keep babies occupied and have great fun at the same time. But what if your baby is still so small that she remains in the crib? You should make use of crib toys in that case like Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Crib-to-Floor Piano or Fisher-Price Rainforest Waterfall Peek A Boo Soother .

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

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