I dont know how to meet people so DD can have friends
I have a 14 month old DD who has never played with kids her age before. I had a friend who had a baby whos about 4 months older then her...but I moved out of state when DD was 6 months and so they never played together. They just sat there and looked at each other. Now, i'm in Idaho and i've met a few people with babies around the same age (WIC office, dentist office) but both times the parents spoke only spanish and I speak only english and so the kids just played and then left.
Yesterday we were at the youth ranch (thrift store) and DD was crawling around the bottom of a clothes rack and and another little girl around her age came up and they were playing together and she LOVED it. She was so happy and laughing and cried when i took her away. She kept trying to let go of my hand so she could go play with her. I'm very quiet and shy (in real life...if you know me on here, you know i'm not) and so I can't just randomlly start talking to someone and become instant friends.
I just want DD to have friends. I take her to the library but they don't offer any story time or anything to attract young kids and so its mostly all elementry age kids.
In twin falls they have a mommy group....but thats a 40 mile drive and they've been doing it forever and so randomlly showing up just seems like it would be extremly uncomfortable. Not willing to put her in daycare.
I've even looked on cafemom for a group of moms in Idaho and theres a few...but none are active anymore. I think the one i checked hadn't been active in a year or two.
How do i go about meeting other parents so DD can have some friends? I think it would help and she would be happy :) Her only playmates are my siblings and they are 8-13 so its not the same.