Homemade Newborn Baby Toys You Can Make Out Of Ordinary Household Stuff

homemade newborn baby toys

If you have children, you already know that wallets, car keys, sunglasses, smartphones, and even a plain old plastic water bottle are far more entertaining and exciting to them than the most expensive flashing toys. Babies’ favorite activity was to totter around the house in circles, looping from the kitchen to the living room and back again, grinning and clutching a random tube of hand lotion like it was his most prized possession. Some of the homemade newborn baby toys are-

Break out the tissues. How many times have you had to stop your child from grabbing every single tissue from the Kleenex box with glee? Fill an empty box with old, lightweight scarves or hankies from the recycle bin. You may also use some of the orphaned baby and toddler socks that are so frustratingly mismatched. (An empty wipes box might also be used.) Allow your child to go wild without wasting Kleenex.

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  • Getting Canned

Clean out an old oatmeal canister or a formula canister. Wrap the cylinder with brightly colored paper if you’re feeling crafty (glue or tape it to the can). Allow your child to practice putting on and taking off the plastic lids, as well as rolling the cans around the floor. Your child can practice stacking three or four cans into a tower or pyramid shape if you have three or four. You can alternatively cut a rectangular hole or slit in the can’s plastic lid, then instruct your older child how to drop individual cards from a deck of cards into the slot.

  • Pushing Your Buttons
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It’s common knowledge that newborns and toddlers adore remote controls. So clean your old abandoned remotes with a disinfectant wipe, remove the batteries and battery panel, and let your child play with them. Keep an old, useless remote in a basket to replace the actual one when your infant gets clingy.

  • Bottled Up

Plenty of babies are perfectly content to squeeze, squash, and crinkle an empty plastic water bottle. Just make sure the cap is securely fastened with duct tape, remove it completely and discard it (the cap is a choking hazard). You could also build a shaker toy out of the empty water bottle by filling it with small, noisy things (uncooked pasta, rice, or dried beans). Finally, fill the empty water bottle with gift-wrapped ribbons or bows if your infant prefers shiny items.

  • House Of Cards

Have you ever caught your child attempting to steal — and ripping apart — your wallet? In a pinch, it’s a wonderful time-buyer. However, if your child is mobile, you may find yourself with a missing credit card. So instead, make a play wallet out of an old wallet. Remove all coins and replace them with unused loyalty cards and gift cards—the more gleaming, the better.

  • Ice, Ice Baby

Put some ice cubes in a mixing basin, give your kid a wooden spoon, and let him whirl the cubes around while they melt.

To Sum Up,

Babies will spend more time playing with the box and wrapping paper than with the actual item inside. So save money and help the environment by repurposing items from your recycling bins or rubbish drawer into a favorite homemade newborn baby toys.

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