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What kind of games or activities are appropriate to play with my 7-month old?

I have an older son (2 1/2 years old) and I am trying divvy up my playtime between the two. My daughter is no longer content in chilling in her exersaucer, yet she's not stable enough that I can leave her on our wood floor b/c she always topples over. I am a stay-at-home mom & am running out of ideas to challenge my young baby, now that I have two on my hands. (And just because I stay at home, doesn't mean I don't do anything else...either, just to make that clear.) Thanks, I will try any and all advice given!

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Asked by YoMomma21 at 7:24 PM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • teach your toddler to play peek-a-boo with the baby.

    Answer by Bjjazzy at 7:45 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • well you definantly dont want to play "Shake-the-Baby" couldtn help myself

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Pat-a-cake, itsy bitsy spider, this little piggy, this old man, wheels on the bus, peek a boo - I use a receiving blanket for this game,

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 8:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Use a boppy pillow (or other pillows) to prop her up on the floor, or use a playpen or pack-n-play and put her in there with some toys. I used to put a couple of blankets down on the floor and put my babies on their tummies with toys around them to strengthen their backs and necks. As Maureen-MD suggested, play pat-a-cake or other games/songs with her on your lap or on the floor.

    Answer by patsfan013 at 9:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Peek a boo. Patty cake. This little piggy. Fly baby. Sing all sorts of songs.

    Answer by shmorris56 at 11:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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