How to Entertain a 4-6-Month-Old
Hi, mamas 💜
Greyson is almost five months old and he’s at the age where he wants to crawl, walk, and be more independent, but he still needs my constant attention. I love holding him and we have so much fun during the day learning, exploring, and smiling, but there are moments when he needs to be entertained while I clean, shower, or just need a moment (meditation mamas). Yes, you’re allowed to have a moment. You still need to eat, meditate, clean, and take care of yourself. Greyson naps during the day, at least once, and sometimes I nap with him, but other times I will clean and get other things done while he sleeps. Greyson loves walks, which of course is an activity we enjoy together; walking and spending time outdoors is a great way to entertain your young baby. They can sit back and relax in the stroller while still taking in all of the smells, sights, and sounds. Until your baby is able to sit without any support from you or an object, it’s harder to find ways to entertain them for long periods of time, but please don’t get frustrated mamas. Time flies by! Enjoy each moment with your baby.
Greyson loves his Ingenuity swing because he can watch Netflix (Word Party & Little Baby Bum Nursery Rhymes are two of his favorites), or watch me clean, make food, etc. The swing runs through batteries like crazy, so be sure to have batteries stocked and always turn the swing off when you’re done using it! Of course, make sure your baby is strapped in and safe. He will sometimes fall asleep in his swing, especially after feeding. You can cuddle your baby up with a blanket and hand them a stuffed animal or a teething toy. Greyson loves Sophie the Giraffe (teething toy). Since Greyson is growing every day and nearing five months, I’m purchasing a activity pen/ball pit for him soon to replace his swing. It’s important to plan ahead for your baby and allow them to grow into new activity equipment, because each stage brings more fun and adventure. I also have the Ingenuity Bella Boutique playard, which is amazing (but we usually only use that when we travel with Greyson).
Tummy time and spending moments during the day on an activity mat is a great way to entertain your baby, especially before they’re able to sit up on their own. Now, this activity may not entertain them for long, but if you want to sit with them in their nursery and engage them between feedings and other activities it’s a great way to enjoy your time with your baby. You don’t need an activity mat, but they come in handy! Always watch your baby and make sure they don’t roll or near any edges to furniture, because at this age they’re adventurous. Greyson loves spending time on my living room floor, in his nursery, and in his activity teepee. I never leave Greyson alone when he’s on the floor, but when he’s in his teepee I can fold clothes in his nursery, answer emails on my phone, and write while sitting with him.
Have you read to your child yet? Greyson loves books and I sit him in my lap and place a book in front of him, turning the pages and reading to him, which is entertaining for a while. We read every day and it’s fun for me, too. I love seeing his reaction to colors, pictures, and words. Reading helps your child learn, develop, and focus.
If you haven’t introduced your baby to a mirror just yet, you’re missing out! I love watching Greyson smile at himself in the mirror and look at me with big, excited eyes…
There are so many little ways to entertain your 4-6 month old, but of course, the best moments are simple. Talk to your baby, sing, laugh, and explore. You don’t need a million pieces of equipment for your baby, because at the end of the day, most of the equipment doesn’t matter to them. They’d much rather sit on your lap or lay on a blanket while you talk to them and smile! I recommend always having a Boppy Pillow, a blanket, a teething toy, stuffed animal, and a smile handy for your days with your baby. Remember, take drives, listen to music, and go places with your baby. They want to see the world with you and go on adventures 💙
I know days can be long and tiring, but enjoy every moment. I wish you all the best of luck and lots of happiness mamas. You got this 😘
You’re almost five months old and a total superstar! Your smile and adventurous personality brightens my day and wows me. You’re sweet, funny, and handsome. Mommy and daddy are getting married next week and I’m so excited to share that special day with you. Tomorrow we’re driving to Long Beach Island for a mommy and Greyson adventure, which will be amazing. My favorite part about being a mom is sharing the world with you and watching you learn, grow, and experience life. Thank you for another beautiful week filled with giggles and baby talk. You’re the best, babe.
I love you always.