My son has started pulling himself up about 2 months ahead of schedule. Not that the timing matters much, but I feel ill-prepared, and it's hard to keep up with him! I sometimes feel like no one can relate. He seems to be hitting these milestones pretty quickly, and I am struggling to keep him entertained. I was wondering what I can do to keep him happy and stimulated. He is a little explorer and a little escape artist. I guess all parents go through this issue, but I guess it's hard because none of my mommy friends are at this stage yet (the ones whose babies are my son's age, 6-7 months).
Basically, he wants to get into everything, he never stops. He was crawling 6 weeks ago, at 5 1/2 months, and is now standing. He climbs over things, opens cabinets, touches everything. He loves......everything. It is easy to entertain him, yet so hard to burn off all that energy. He is in the stage where he wakes up in the middle of the night to play and stand in his crib. He stands up, and wants me in there, just so I will pick him up so he can keep exploring the house. I read that that is the cause of the 8-10 month sleep regression. The big developmental milestones they go through, then alllll they wanna do is practice those new skills.
What do you all do? How do you get them to wind down when needed? And during play time, what are some age-appropriate games or activities? Help!