This is a guest post written by Hannah from Mrs Morgan Plus 3 called “Fun Activities To Do With A 14 Month Old”. If you have little ones at home, you will find this post very helpful. If you would like to know more about Hannah, please scroll down to the bottom of this post where you can find her details, under “About the Author“.
Hi everyone, my youngest son Oliver has just turned 14 months old and he is now really enjoying visiting places with his big brother and sister. I can’t believe only a month or so ago he was too little to explore! I would like to share with you the fun activities that he likes to do:
SOFT PLAY AREA
The first place I would recommend to try out is a local soft play area! We have 2 in our area and we visit them regularly. Oliver particularly loves a good ball pool. At most soft play centres they have an area specifically for babies/toddlers. They usually contain a small ball pool, some obstacles to climb on and a small slide.
We tend to visit them as a family when all 5 of us are there but I have been thinking I will take Oliver to a “toddler only” session so he can explore a little bit more without having big children nearly standing on him. These sessions usually run during school times and therefore are cheaper and they sometimes include a drink for the child and parent/guardian too!
Another activity I would definitely recommend exploring is swimming. At our local leisure centres they run specific parent and baby swimming sessions in which babies/toddlers can gain swimming badges if they want to or just attend to have some fun. As they take place during school time, this also means there are only small people in the pool at that time which is great for a little one gaining confidence in the water. Oliver, like his siblings, loves family swimming sessions.
We also visit the park a lot! This usually involves the big kids on their bikes and Oliver tagging along in his pushchair but as soon as he sees a swing he starts to try and escape! It is a great place to get some much needed fresh air and the swings and slides are always a big hit with him no matter what park we go to! So definitely give this a thought if you are stuck on things to do on a nice day.
The last place I would say is worth a look into is free sessions at your local children’s centre. When I had my oldest, there was a lot of sessions I could take him to! These included baby massage, wiggle and giggle and stay and play sessions. I couldn’t go to many of these with my second as I had them 2 years apart and my 2-year-old son was always in tow but now with Oliver, a lot of these sessions do not exist anymore!
If you can’t find any of these sessions free definitely look into classes that you have to pay for as well. They give you some time with other mums and they are such fun for the babies/toddlers too :). Here we have a class called Music Bugs and they run different sessions for different ages. These classes as the name suggests are all based around music. There are musical instruments, songs, props and lots more and it is just a fun and noisy class!
We also tried out baby massage when Oliver was smaller and I find baby massage so relaxing for the baby and again you get to meet other mums in the process.
Thanks for stopping by,
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