Baby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddler

Baby Obstacle Course

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Baby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddlerRemember that pic of Rocky falling from the tower of cushions? What WAS he up to anyway? Well, this is what he was up to – a baby obstacle course! We were kicking around at home on a day when Pebble was at kindy and I thought it would be fun to set one up just for him. It was kinda hilarious to see him giving it a go, he had a lot of giggles and a few tumbles. It made our afternoon fly by much faster. Here’s how I made the obstacle course. You might like to make one at home for your kids too.

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Baby Obstacle Course

You will need 

Objects that suit your babies ability, eg. rolling, climbing, reaching, grabbing, crawling.

We used:

  • a small pop up tent
  • sofa cushions
  • a tunnel
  • dining chairs
  • muslin wraps
  • sticky paper
  • shiny paper

Other ideas:

  • small or large balls
  • soft and fluffy rugs
  • large boxes to crawl through
  • baskets or tubs for climbing into and out of
  • a box of rattles or shakers
  • baby safe mirrors
  • bubble wrap

How to create an obstacle course

Set up the objects around your home or in your garden and encourage your baby to explore them. There’s really no right or wrong way!

Baby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddlerBaby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddlerBaby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddlerBaby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddler
The sticky paper was an interesting experience for Rocky. I stuck it with the sticky side up, so that as Rocky crawled across it his hands touched the sticky surface. He has played with it before but not for a month or two and not like this. He reached out to crawl as usual, then pulled back quickly and scrunched up his face as he felt the sticky paper on his hands. He sat and stared at the sticky floor for a few seconds, then reached out and quickly pulled back again. He repeated this exploration again and again, until he was comfortable enough to cross the sticky paper.

Baby Obstacle Course - tips for setting up an obstacle course for your baby or toddlerDo your children seek new sensory experiences? Or do the struggle with new sensations?

 

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3 Comments

  1. Nawww those adorable chubby cheeks are loving that obstacle course. I’m loving the chubby cheeks! He is growing up so fast!

  2. What a fabulous idea for little Rocky. I love this because you can change it basically everyday. Fun!

  3. So. Much. Fun. He’s growing up so quickly, Kylie! xx

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