4 Tips for Keeping Your Baby Entertained 4 Tips for Keeping Your Baby Entertained
Stay at home moms have one of the hardest jobs ever! Not only are they expected to care for their kiddos, but they have... 4 Tips for Keeping Your Baby Entertained

Stay at home moms have one of the hardest jobs ever!

Not only are they expected to care for their kiddos, but they have lots of chores and tasks to complete around the house. A baby or toddler (or both!) can make it pretty difficult to get laundry, cooking, and cleaning accomplished.

Don’t fret.

There are ways to keep your little one engaged and entertained, without you constantly being around them to serve as the main form of entertainment!

Here are four tips for keeping your baby busy, when you’re busy!

Invest in a Hexagon Gate

Hexagon gates are awesome. When your baby starts to craw and even toddle around, it’s pretty hard to keep them stationary.



It locks into the six sided figure and is a great place for your baby to play if you need to hop in the shower, run downstairs to swap out the laundry, or even use the bathroom! I used to put blankets down and fill it with some of my son’s favorite toys.

He was occupied for a while! The gate even opens up and can serve as a divider, keeping them out of the kitchen if you’re cooking on a hot stove or draining pasta so that they stay safe and far away from the heat.

Utilize a Baby Carrier

I was a bit hesitant at first, but a baby carrier was a total game changer when it came to getting things done around the house with an infant.

My son just loved to be coddled and cuddled. So, putting him down to run the vacuum or empty the dishwasher was pretty horrifying to him the first months of his life.

That’s when I got smart and strapped on a carrier. I could still go hands free, and my son was content with the fact that he was snuggled up to me!

Buy a Bouncer

Stationary bouncers are awesome! They basically serve as an activity center that totally engages your baby, yet keeps them in one place.

My son loved to use the 360 degree seat feature, and turn from one side of the bouncer to another. He could play music, grasp objects, and bounce the day away!

I never felt guilty about letting him spend time in there, because it was a stimulating, developmentally fascinating enclosed center.

I always kept him in my sight, and got the laundry folded and put away in a much timelier manner.

Set up a Jumper

A jumper is great to set up in the main room in your home, especially in the entryway of your kitchen, where you’ll be completing the brunt of your work.

Jumpers can safely be installed and serve as a place for your child to remain in your sight, feel that they are still in the mix of things, but also get all their energy out and about by jumping wildly up and down.

Jumpers strengthen their legs and are pretty darn fun to be in! You’ll have your hands free and have peace of mind that your child is contained in a safe space within your sight.

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I remember how scared I used to get to leave my newborn, even for a second. But, when it’s just you at home, you don’t have much of a choice when you have a household to run.

These four tips have really helped me take control of my daily duties, but also help my baby get what they need and remain fully entertained at the same time!

Henry Okafor

  • Meredih Niso

    November 22, 2016 #1 Author

    I bought my son an infantino activity gym. Since my baby is just 6 weeks old, I let hem lay down in it and he seems to be entertained with the little dolls hanging down from it. But I will sure try the 4 tips you have given

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  • LaTorri shine

    November 22, 2016 #2 Author

    I tried using a bouncer but my baby doesn’t lik the vibration on it so I prefer to use a swing it helps because u can adjust the speed n it makes the baby feel lik they are constantly movin

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  • LaTorri shine

    November 22, 2016 #3 Author

    I also use a bouncer but my baby doesn’t lik the vibrations so I prefer a swing because she can constantly be moving as if I was walkin around with her

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  • Abrea Forman

    November 22, 2016 #4 Author

    I Agree with my son is 3 weeks old and the bouncer & swing are his entertainment when i have yo get things done around the house or in general

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  • Abrea Forman

    November 22, 2016 #5 Author

    I agree my son uses his bouncer & swing

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  • Richard Mckoy

    November 22, 2016 #6 Author

    How do u get a 6mnt old baby with a cold to sleep thru the night?

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  • Abrea Forman

    November 22, 2016 #7 Author

    Yess love it

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  • Marisa ann

    November 22, 2016 #8 Author

    They are very useful, when trying to get things done around the house! Love them!

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  • zanele

    November 22, 2016 #9 Author

    Wow this will help me thank you

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  • Tee

    November 22, 2016 #10 Author

    I think this is a great way to intertain a baby i will have to try this on my baby

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  • Izamara

    November 22, 2016 #11 Author

    My son just turned seven months and began crawling. He doesn’t like sitting to much in his bouncer so I’m gonna take a look into the hexagon crawler cage. This way he can crawl without me worrying. Thank!

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  • Danielle

    November 22, 2016 #12 Author

    Yes, my son loved his bouncer! Not only it keep him entertained but I got some house work done such as dishes and dinner!

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  • Alexus

    November 22, 2016 #13 Author

    I like swings my daughter loved swings.
    Bouncer was a little overwhelming

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  • Antoine Brooks

    November 22, 2016 #14 Author

    This was very helpful

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  • Leydi cruz

    November 22, 2016 #15 Author

    I love the jumperoo!

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  • Ericka

    November 22, 2016 #16 Author

    Bouncers are definitely a must hyave!

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  • Yumer

    November 22, 2016 #18 Author

    You should play and have them you there hands . I would be cartoon like Dora . I would talk so they can learn

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  • Yumer capellan

    November 22, 2016 #19 Author

    My daughter loves the swing and her jumping chair

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  • Tarra

    November 22, 2016 #20 Author

    My baby loved her bouncer I really think there better then swings !

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  • Tarra

    November 22, 2016 #21 Author

    This was very helpful

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  • Denise Zhane

    November 22, 2016 #22 Author

    I just got my baby carrier this weekend and i am so in love with being able to hold my baby boy and get stuff done around the house 😌 and i think he love being close to momma while she busy.

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  • Shardae

    November 22, 2016 #23 Author

    I got my 1month old baby girl a bouncer and it’s been very very helpful. While she’s in it, i get a whole lot of houe done.

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  • Shardae

    November 22, 2016 #24 Author

    When my baby gets a little bit biggerand grow out of her bouncer then I will most definitely get a jumper for her.

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  • Shatrice

    November 22, 2016 #25 Author

    Totally agree my son loves his bouncer

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  • Shatrice

    November 22, 2016 #26 Author

    Totally agree bouncers are great

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  • Ikea Mosby

    November 23, 2016 #27 Author

    My daughter loves to watch & listen to any musical movies. She also love her little pig that is on her play pin. The pig has a bell in it and she loves to kick it and smiles when she hears it!

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  • Shatera Kennedy

    November 23, 2016 #28 Author

    Agree

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  • Shatera Kennedy

    November 23, 2016 #29 Author

    Totally agree with this

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  • Jasmine

    November 23, 2016 #30 Author

    I agree my princess loves her swing she didn’t use to care for it but now she one she loves It and n her walker. They make cleaning n cooking easier to get done n she enoyes her time in them

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  • Jasmine

    November 23, 2016 #31 Author

    Princess loves her swing it took a while for her to just wanna get in it but she loves it and it and her walker make days cooking and cleaning a lot easier

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  • Anjale mommi

    November 23, 2016 #32 Author

    Swings are awesome

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  • Shomi

    November 23, 2016 #33 Author

    When I first had my son it was for me to keep him entertained but I got him the bouncer thing he liked for a min but bk to crying

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  • William Hunnicutt III

    November 24, 2016 #34 Author

    I put his binkys in the freezer. He likes that it also helps hI’m with his teething.

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  • William Hunnicutt III

    November 24, 2016 #35 Author

    I put his binkys in the freezer. He loves it, also helps with teething

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  • Larry Brooks

    November 25, 2016 #36 Author

    These are great ideas I can use for my little one
    Thanks alot

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  • Jerrica Bush

    November 26, 2016 #37 Author

    I always try and let my baby explore and do new things, he loves tummy time and interacting with his big brother! We also have a bouncer, high chair, and playing mats to keep him going! The ideas listed are some good ones and I look forward to using them 🙂

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  • Jerrica Bush

    November 26, 2016 #38 Author

    My baby loves to interact with different things! I can’t wait to use some of the good advise from this article!

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  • Elsa carroll

    November 27, 2016 #39 Author

    my princess loved her bouncer! Not only it keep her entertained but I got some house work done.

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