Busy box ideas for Toddler while Mom nurses newborn - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2013, 09:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
expat-mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: no where/now here: Persian Gulf
Posts: 1,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

(cross-posted in Toddlers)

 

I'm looking for ideas for special toys and activities to go into a box/basket that I'll take out for my 2.5 yo (he'll be almost 3 when DD arrives) when the new baby is inevitably attached to the boob frequently and for long periods of time. 

 

I've accepted the fact that DS will probably end up watching a bit more TV than the 1/2 hour to an hour he watches every couple of days and I've made provisions for that (we don't do actual TV because of the commercials, so I'm just buying/downloading a few select shows that I find acceptable). 

 

 

Anyway, if there was anything that your toddler enjoyed while you were nursing your babe that was a special treat for nursing time, I'd love to hear about it!

 

Thanks as always. winky.gif


Me dreads.gif 32, loving him fuzmalesling.gif33, more each day. Rad boy, jog.gif 7/12/10 & Cool gal baby.gif  4/28/13

I'm a biracial, atheist, humanist, pacifist, anarchist, bibliophile, and educator. Rainbow.gifgd.gifwinner.jpgnocirc.gif

expat-mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-13-2013, 12:58 PM
 
mamazee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: US midwest
Posts: 7,246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

If you get a little bowl of O cereal and a piece of dry spaghetti, they sometimes have great fun threading the Os on the spaghetti. That isn't something to keep in a box but it is something that kept both of mine quiet for longer than you might think.

mamazee is offline  
Old 02-17-2013, 08:29 PM
 
heatherdeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Everywhere... thanks, technology!
Posts: 4,831
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)

If you Google for "toddler busy bags", "toddler activity bags" or "toddler travel bags" you'll find a lot of really great ideas!!  You don't need to put them in bags, but the ideas might be helpful.


Heather - Wife , Mommy  & Health & Wellness Educator, Speaker & Consultant 
 
Dairy, soy & corn free with limited gluten... yes, really. And journeying towards peace.  Blogging about both.
 
Let me guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices...
heatherdeg is offline  
Old 02-20-2013, 08:27 AM
 
MamaBookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DD is 3 and DS is 4 weeks. Not that I'm an expert at managing two kids - LOL - but this is what is working for us...

 

Google for montessori activities. She likes to sort objects, polish silverware, fold kitchen towels, and use an eye dropper and cups for sort of a mini water table experience.

 

http://www.montessorimom.com/toddler-scope-and-sequence-lesson-ideas-practical-/

http://jen-peacefulparenting.blogspot.com/2011/10/infant-and-young-toddler-montessori_13.html

 

Also, books. We have a collection of magazines (Ranger Rick, Jr., Baby Bug) that I have set aside to pull out especially for car trips and when I need her to occupy herself.

 

TV has actually taught her some things and piqued her interest in dinosaurs, fossils and tracking (she likes Dinosaur Train, which we watch on Netflix). I also like the videos on this site if you just need a couple of minutes: 

http://thekidshouldseethis.com/ 

MamaBookworm is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off