The Netflix baby-sitting service
Netflix offer a comprehensive baby-sitting service and at reasonable rates too. Baby is obsessed with Team Umizoomi and that show is so educational it’s almost like she’s at nursery.
Left over end of a wall paper roll and crayons
She loves colouring, normal paper is fine, but find an old half roll of wall paper and let her spread it all over the floor and draw on that; she’s all over it! Usually it buys me a fair bit of time.
Give her a box and challenge her to be creative
We all know kids love a box and one thing we are never short of in our house is a box (a blogger’s life!). So, I make the box seem a little mystical and definitely not for her, which obviously makes her want it all the more, then BOOM challenge her to make Blaze (from ‘and the monster machines’) with it.
Head to the garden laptop in hand
Sometimes we just need fresh air. Baby loves the outdoors and so heading off to the garden laptop in hand to ‘watch’ her bounce on the trampoline is always a great fall back plan.
Enlist the help of our dogs and a tennis ball
Our youngest dog Lily loves running for a tennis ball and for Baby it is such a novelty to throw a ball for her. I think if I let them, I could get hours of out this particular game.
At the end of the day and especially at the end of the week, when Baby is getting very tired, we resort to tablet-time. Giving her the tablet and headphones is the only way we can keep her still long enough to chill out a little and oh the peace when the headphones go on, priceless! If Carlsberg did the witching hour……
This is a new one for us, but I recently started using Snapchat, although I am still not loving it Baby adores the funny face filters.
When everything gets too much, we will head to the park for a restorative play! If I am lucky I might get to do some Instagram commenting at the same time!