A GREEN AND EASY TO CLEAN BABY BLANKET
Are you planning a forth of July picnic at the park with baby? Pack the Central Park Blanket by Skip Hop with you for an afternoon lounging on the grass or by the pool. One of our Stellar Caterpillar mothers spent a lot of time researching mats for her baby’s play time at the park. She wanted something made of a green material since baby would spend a lot of time on it. She wanted something that would pack up easily and be light weight to transport. And, of course, she wanted something that would be easy to clean. Skip Hop’s machine washable blanket met the mark on each of her requirements. It also has an insulated compartment which can keep food/drinks cool and it converts so you can carry it on your shoulder or as a backpack.
BABY PLAY AT THE PARK
Parks are wonderful developmental outings for babies. There is a lot to observe and a lot of space to move around in. There are many people to watch and lots of dogs, too. Babies can watch balls or frisbees fly through the air or watch the squirrels and birds move around looking for food. Sometimes there are other babies to meet and play with as well. This is a wonderful setting for carrying baby around and narrate what you see. For example, “Look at that squirrel! He climbed all the up the tree. Isn’t that tree very tall? See how high the branches go up toward the sky? You can introduce names of animals, colors, and concepts such as big and small or tall. In addition to watching activity, you can put baby down on her mat to explore the space around her. Motivated by her curiosity to touch the blades of grass, she may practice her motor skills of rolling or crawling to explore the space beyond the mat.