How to Entertain Babies: 0-3 Months

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Entertaining any child can be difficult. They aren’t exactly great at communicating what they would like to do which leaves us mamas playing a guessing game. This is especially true of little babies. Chunker just turned four months old, so I feel like some sort of mommy expert (HA!) on the entertaining world of 0-3 monthers. While tiny babies can be fairly easy to entertain, since they mostly eat, sleep, and poop, the older they get, the more difficult it becomes. Here are some things that I have done to keep my little one entertained that you can implement pretty easily to keep your own kiddos happy!

Go Outside!20904365_10154798361856186_1736274103_o

Even at a young age, Chunker loves time outside. He can lay and watch the leaves move around and the cars go by for much longer than you might think. Remember, all of these things are new to babies, so they have so many little things they can look at in amazement without getting bored.

Play A Game!

My Chunker has started to really like Pat A Cake. I take his little hands and do all the motions with his little hands and sing the song over and over again. He just giggles and giggles. It is absolutely adorable. I have tried playing Peek a Boo with him, but he isn’t too sure about that one just yet.

20904348_10154798361081186_1157535017_oRead A Book!

This one took a little while for Chunker to warm up to, but now that he has, he really enjoys it. The first time I read him a book, he wasn’t interested the pages and just wanted to be put down, but now that he is a little bigger, books are much more interesting to him. One of his favorites is a tiny book titled “Animals”. It is has simple animal illustrations and is just his size. I read the book to him and tell him what the animals say and he just stares and stares at the pictures. We normally can go through the book four or five times before he gets ready to do something else.

Listen to Music!

Chunker really likes music. He has ever since he was a newborn. He was a Johnny Cash fan right after he was born and still really likes Classic Country radio. We also listen to lots of educational music and watch TV shows that are mostly music, such as Little Baby Bum, which I have discussed in a previous post.

Giggle Time!20945226_10154798359411186_1212683796_o

Sometimes there is nothing better to do than lay your baby in the floor and get their tickle spot! For Chunker, this means rubbing my face all over the bottom of his ribs and belly and giving him lots of kisses. We do this everyday, multiple times a day. It’s a guaranteed way to get lots of little baby giggles. It warms my heart and can keep him entertained for as long as I can keep shaking my head!

All of these things seem so simple, but sometimes it is the simple things that we completely forget about. We as parents get so overwhelmed with the diaper changing and the crying and the belly aches that we forget to do the things that are fun and engaging and where the memories happen. Do everything you can to enjoy every moment with your child because they grow up so fast.

If you are curious as to how we incorporate these things into our daily life, my next blog post is going to be part of a series about our daily routine! Once that post is up, I will like to it here.

12 Comments

  1. Rose

    August 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Haha I think you nailed it. All the attention is fun and entertaining to little ones. They are happy and learning from all that you do and it makes them happy!

  2. simplegirl74

    August 17, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I love this post. I do not have a little tiny baby anymore but my daughter does. I will be sending this link along to her.My littles always loved mirrors at this age as well.

    1. thismomblogs

      August 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Thanks so much for the compliment and for sharing! I’ll have to see what he thinks of a mirror!

  3. Jiya B

    August 17, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Loved reading your post. I remember when my daughter was a baby she use to giggle like anything. Now she is 7 and a shy girl. Thanks for sharing the post.

    1. thismomblogs

      August 17, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thanks for checking it out!

  4. Girly Gabble

    August 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Awwww this made me smile so much! What lovely photos and great ideas! ☺️ Xo

  5. ageekyginger

    August 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I miss my baby being little like this! These are great suggestions!

  6. makeitwithme

    August 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    So precious! My son is 3months and gets bored of everything so quickly!

    1. thismomblogs

      August 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Awwh! Our kiddos must have been born around the same time! How fun!

  7. makeitwithme

    August 22, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Have a end of April baby! They grow too fast!x

    1. thismomblogs

      August 22, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Mine was born April 14th ❤ That they do!

      1. makeitwithme

        August 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm

        Aww, they’re only a few weeks apart! 💕

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