No matter how hard you try to entertain your little one, your efforts are not always enough. You will see that sometimes nothing works, and your baby starts throwing all the toys out of the cot, and throw the tantrum. There are many reasons for this behavior, and if giving them attention hasn’t worked, it might be time to try a different approach. Even if you are busy, you can do these things to entertain your little one and get them to focus on one thing at a time.
Go for a Walk
Staying indoors can be challenging for kids, and they need fresh air. Chances are that they are moody because they are tired, but don’t want to go to sleep, in case they miss out on something interesting. If you would like to know why do babies fight sleep there are no straightforward answers. Some of them hate being alone, others simply don’t want to be excluded, while some babies are afraid of the dark. However, if you tire them out enough, you can get them to fall asleep in the buggy, so you can have a rest yourself.
Find Something New
If your baby is not happy with the numerous toys you supply them with, it might be time to find something interesting and safe for them to play with that belongs to the adult world. Let them roam your bottom kitchen drawer where you keep the plastic containers, and you will see that this activity of removing the items one by one will satisfy them better than an interactive baby mobile.
Make Up an Expedition
If you feel like your little one needs stimulation, you can make up a story to see something new. It can be anything; a tree in the park with a funny name, or a butterfly. The key is the adventure. Kids love exploring, and if you promise an adventure, they will not resist. Even if you are only visiting the back garden to look at the plants, this will be a new and adventurous thing for your little one and keep them entertained.
In case you are struggling with looking after your baby, and you feel trapped in the house, imagine how they feel. Take some time off to visit friends for a coffee, or go shopping. Whatever the plan is, take your mind off the stress and relax, so you can deal with your little one’s moodiness better. You might find that seeing new faces and places will be enough to make your baby happy and content again.
If Everything Fails, Get In the Car
Sometimes nothing helps apart from a ride in the car. If you are stressed out and would like your baby to fall asleep, get them in the car seat, put on their favorite nursery rhymes or sing, and keep an eye on them through the rear view window. Most babies fall asleep in the car better, and you can get back to your daily routine, to deal with a happy baby once they woke up.
Staying at home with a baby and keeping them entertained all the time is a challenge. Find a way to keep them happy and content, and you will feel less stressed.
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