Hazel Baby & Kids - 03 / Jun / 2024

Indoor Activities for Babies on Hot Days

Indoor Activities for Babies on Hot Days

Summer certainly has its perks, but sometimes the heat can be tough to navigate with little ones. When the temperature soars, it's great to have some indoor activities ready to keep you and your baby entertained and comfortable. Here are a few fun and simple ideas that you can try at home or around Jersey City.

Sensory Play

Babies love exploring different textures and materials. Create a sensory bin using items like rice, pasta, or water beads (of course, keep a close eye on them if they tend to stick things in their mouth). Adding some toys can make it even more fun. It’s amazing to see how much they enjoy discovering new things and watching their curiosity grow!


Story Time

Books are a great way to stimulate your baby's mind. At our shop, we offer a great variety of books suitable for infants, perfect for sparking their curiosity and imagination. Attending story time sessions for young children (often held at local libraries) can be an enjoyable outing for both you and your baby – and a great way to meet other local parents!


Music and Movement

Babies naturally gravitate towards music, and it's not just enjoyable—it's also amazing for their development. When you play some gentle, upbeat tunes (this doesn’t necessarily need to be children’s music – anything you enjoy they might enjoy, too!) and dance with your baby, you're not only bonding but also helping them develop their motor skills. To add even more excitement, consider incorporating simple instruments like shakers or tambourines. Watching them explore the sounds and rhythms is a fun way to encourage their curiosity and creativity.


Indoor Baby Gym

Create a mini gym at home with soft mats, cushions, and tunnels (couch cushions work, too!). Encourage your baby to crawl and explore in this safe space. If you’re looking to get out of the house, several fantastic places in Jersey Cityoffer classes tailored for babies, providing a great opportunity for learning, fun, and socializing.


Arts and Crafts

Finger painting can tons of fun for little ones! Use non-toxic, washable paints and let your baby create their own masterpiece. At our shop, we're dedicated to providing safe and baby-friendly arts and crafts options. Among our offerings, you'll find a selection of finger-painting supplies that are non-toxic and specifically designed with your little one's safety in mind. Lay down some old newspapers or a plastic sheet to keep the area clean. This is a wonderful way for your baby to express creativity.


Visit a Local Museum

Jersey City is home to some fantastic museums. The Liberty Science Center has areas designed for young children where they can safely explore and learn. It's a great way to spend a hot day indoors while still engaging your baby in new experiences.


Baby Massage

At the end of a long fun day, gentle massage can be incredibly soothing for your baby, especially after a warm bath before bedtime. Using baby lotion, gently massage their arms, legs, and back, providing a comforting touch that promotes relaxation and calmness. Consider incorporating baby lotion infused with natural lavender essence, known for their calming properties, to enhance the soothing experience. Not only does this ritual help your baby unwind, but it can also contribute to better sleep quality for both of you.


By having a variety of indoor activities ready, you can ensure that your baby stays happy and entertained even when it’s too hot to be outside. Enjoy these precious moments with your little one!

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