Nobody warns you that despite having just added to your family, having a baby can oftentimes be crushingly lonely. At the very least, you’ll suddenly find yourself longing for even the most cursory of human contact–an extended chat with (the irony!) the door-to-door salesman, even–just to catch a break from the monotony of early mummy-life. Thankfully, one mum has channelled this lesser advertised aspect of motherhood into a sanity-saving solution: the Peanut app.
So your lil’ bundle of adventure is on the move–presumably, he’s also thoroughly-versed in his stash of ‘educational’ playthings, and is, quite frankly, bored. Now he’s on a raiding mission (and good luck stopping him). If you want to pre-empt disaster and danger, but not shell out on new gaudy gear to temporarily amuse, here’s five of the best–i.e. free–household ‘toys’ that’ll provide your precocious tot hours of mind-boggling pleasure. You’re welcome.
Baby wipes are an indispensable part of parenting small humans; but for all the banal (read: gross) uses these universal artefacts of mumhood possess, there’s also some crafty, fun, and labour-non-intensive uses, too. Check out this super-psychedelic tie-dye art — perfect for kids of any age, and as easy to make as a hippie hippie shake!
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new colour on the block, and mega-brand Crayola has snatched it up so that kids may proliferate the world with trendy-hued doodles.
It goes without saying, but summer is the time for shaking off the cabin fever and exploiting the outdoors for all it’s worth — and just because you have a baby in tow doesn’t make this any less so. Check out these simple games to entertain your tot whilst enjoying the sunshine season.